Council of Economics Advisers Recruiting Economics Students for Research Assistants

A job at the CEA presents exceptional opportunities. We are a small-but-prestigious organization, reporting directly to the President to provide objective economic analysis and advice on current economic policy issues. Our staff interact regularly with the Chairman and Members of the Council and have a chance to contribute to the economic policy-making process. Work opportunities at the CEA extend beyond official job descriptions. Our environment is fast paced and challenging, and staffers with talent and motivation are assigned responsibilities commensurate with their abilities.

Research assistants (RAs) are usually recent college graduates or graduates with 1 – 2 years of work experience. The ideal RA candidate has earned excellent grades in economics and in statistics/econometrics, taken college-level mathematics courses, and written a substantial term paper in economics. The ideal candidate would also enjoy working with data and charts and have strong writing skills.

More information on the CEA can be found at In order to pass a security clearance, candidates must be American citizens. Interested students should e-mail their 1) resume, 2) transcript, and 3) a writing sample to In addition, two letters of recommendation from economists (or near economists) should also be sent to the same email address. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.


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