The Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) invites talented young professionals to apply to its Research Fellowship Program in Washington, D.C.
The fellowship, open to candidates with an undergraduate degree in economics, public policy, or a related field, and a strong quantitative background, provides a unique opportunity to collaborate with leading economists on sustainable and equitable development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Research fellows are typically among the most ambitious and accomplished of their generation. They work in teams dedicated to topics such as labor, education, political economy, macroeconomics, and international finance. They help in preparing papers, reports, and presentations; compile and use databases; perform econometric and statistical analyses; prepare literature reviews and take part in academic discussions and research findings. They often co-author papers with the department’s staff.
They can also attend conferences and seminars with eminent economists from around the world, take IDB courses, network and enjoy the huge variety of multicultural offerings in Washington.
The 18-month-long program is a launchpad for highly successful careers. Research fellows have gone on to pursue master’s degrees or doctoral work in universities such as Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, Columbia and the University of Minnesota, before entering the top ranks of ministries, firms, and academia. A study of recent PhD graduates in economics who have excelled in the academic job market shows that many of them had research assistance experience prior to joining a PhD program.
For candidates passionate about improving the lives of people in Latin America and the Caribbean through research in development and policymaking, this is a unique opportunity. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2020. For more information and to apply, click here.
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