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Junior Economist

Employer: Global Financial Integrity
Application Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2014
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Fully paid employee portion of health, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance.  Generous vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
Reports to: Chief Economist

About Global Financial Integrity:

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) is a Washington-based research and advocacy organization that analyzes and works to curtail illicit financial flows resulting from crime, corruption, and tax evasion. According to GFI’s groundbreaking research, nearly one trillion dollars leaves developing countries every year due to crime, corruption, and tax evasion. GFI promotes national and multilateral policies aimed at curtailing these flows, thereby enhancing global development and security.

About This Position:

The Junior Economist works directly under the supervision of GFI’s Chief Economist Dr. Dev Kar, a 32-year veteran of the International Monetary Fund.  Benefitting from Dr. Kar’s years of experience, this position will take the primary lead in conducting the econometric analyses used in GFI’s ground-breaking research.  Using the data compiled by the Junior Economist, GFI will produce far-reaching reports that highlight and impact the understanding of illicit financial flows in both developed and developing countries.

Summary of Duties:

  • Work directly with the Chief Economist to extract macroeconomic data from the IMF, OECD, United Nations, and World Bank databases to carry out calculations of illicit flows, the underground economy, and other indicators.
  • Provide research assistance on illicit financial flows and other topics in international trade and finance for Chief Economist.
  • Conduct econometric analyses including, but not limited to: ordinary least squares regression, instrumental variable regression (two-stage least squares), dynamic simulation modeling using STATA and E-Views, and principal components analysis.
  • Format and prepare GFI studies for publication – including assistance with editing, layout, printing, and website launch.

Specific Duties:

  • Compiling statistics from online databases including the IMF, OECD, United Nations, and World Bank.
  • Manipulation of data in Excel using automatically updating formulas, pivot tables, and macros.
  • Creating publication quality charts and tables.
  • Drafting papers or sections of papers under the supervision of the Chief Economist.
  • Use E-Views to perform regression analysis and other statistical testing of hypotheses.
  • Interaction with the communications team will be required.
  • Prepare data on GFI’s economic research for outside briefings.
  • Prepare estimates and provide briefs for GFI’s Director to prepare for meetings and/or press interviews briefing.
  • Prepare power point presentations related to conferences organized by GFI or other institutions.
  • Train, and mentor Economics interns (generally current or recent undergraduate and graduate students) on a semester basis.
  • Copy-edit all economic research reports and editorials written by Chief Economist.

Candidates must be legally able to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Economics with substantial coursework and interest in macroeconomics or international economics with strong course work and skills in econometrics.
  • Strong abilities in writing and editing; candidates will be asked to submit evidence of substantial written work.
  • Intellectual curiosity; willingness to take initiative, create projects, and work independently, but also able to follow specific directions.
  • Excellent communications skills and an ability to explain methodologies and findings to non-economists with confidence. Ability to work well with several departments.
  • Strong or expert skills in Excel and E-Views econometric package required. Experience with Macros in VBA is required.
  • Close attention to detail and due diligence on data research and analysis.

To Apply:

Please email your resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample to Russell Bennett at junioreconomist@nullgfintegrity.org with the phrase, “Junior Economist Position” in the subject line. Due to the expected volume of applications, only candidates who will be asked to interview will be contacted. Absolutely no calls, please.

 


Internship Opportunities

Economics Internship

Employer: Global Financial Integrity
Location: Washington, D.C.
Application Deadline: August 15, 2014
Internship Tenure: Fall Term 2014 (September to December; start and end dates are flexible)

About Global Financial Integrity

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) promotes national and multilateral policies, safeguards, and agreements aimed at curtailing the cross-border flow of illegal money.  In putting forward solutions, facilitating strategic partnerships, and conducting groundbreaking research, GFI is leading the way in efforts to curtail illicit financial flows and enhance global development and security.

About the Internship

The unpaid Economics intern will work directly with the economics team here in our Washington D.C. office and assist in the research and writing of academic papers which study illicit capital flight and its effect on economic development and global financial stability.  He/she must demonstrate initiative, solid research and writing abilities, organizational skills, and most importantly have an interest in macroeconomics and development issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and data collection from macroeconomic online databases [IMF, World Bank, Central Banks]
  • Perform literature reviews and research in scholarly databases
  • Compilation and manipulation of spreadsheets, tables and graphs in Excel
  • Some of our econ interns have the opportunity to write and publish small pieces on applied economic issues pertaining to illicit capital flight on our blog.

Requirements:

  • Must be a current student or recent graduate, with a major or minor in Economics. Must have coursework or commensurate experience in econometrics and international finance and/or trade.
  • Experience with database manipulation in Excel [familiarity with Visual Basic (VBA) a plus].
  • Solid writing and web-based research skills.
  • Familiarity with basic regression analysis [familiarity with EViews and/or STATA a plus].
  • Strong interest in macroeconomics, in particular capital flight and its effect on capitalism, development, and security.

Fall Term 2014: September-December (start and end dates are flexible)

To Apply:  Please send resume and cover letter by email to officemanager@nullgfintegrity.org, directed to Russell Bennett.  In your cover letter, please specify dates and times of availability, where you learned about the internship, and an acknowledgement that the internship is unpaid.  Please put “GFI Econ Intern” in the subject line of your email.

Timeline: We will be accepting applications through August 15th and interviewing on a rolling basis.

No recruiters please.
No phone calls please.
Finalists will be contacted.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Employer:  Global Financial Integrity
1100 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Recruiter:  Russell Bennett
Bookkeeper & Office Manager
E-mail:        officemanager@nullgfintegrity.org
Website:     http://www.gfintegrity.org
Phone:        +1 202.293.0740

New Media & Advocacy Internship

Employer: Global Financial Integrity
Location: Washington, D.C.
Application Deadline: August 15, 2014
Internship Tenure: Fall Term 2014 (September to December; start and end dates are flexible)

About Global Financial Integrity

Global Financial Integrity is a Washington-based research and advocacy organization that analyzes and works to curtail illicit financial flows resulting from crime, corruption, and tax evasion. According to GFI’s groundbreaking research, nearly one trillion dollars leaves developing countries every year due to crime, corruption, and tax evasion. GFI promotes national and multilateral policies aimed at curtailing these flows, thereby enhancing global development and security.

About the Internship

The unpaid fall New Media & Advocacy Intern will work with the communications team in our Washington D.C. office to assist in promoting GFI’s message and research in the media and online.  The communications team routinely fields and responds to press inquiries from the biggest news outlets around the world—including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Financial Times, The Economist, The New Yorker, The Guardian, BBC News, CNN, NBC, ABC, Reuters, and Bloomberg News, among others.  The New Media and Advocacy Intern will have the opportunity to work closely with and learn from some of the top communicators in the field.  He/she must demonstrate initiative, solid writing and organizational skills, and have an interest in anti-corruption or development issues. A political mindset and/or graphic design skills would be particularly helpful.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing daily news digest: compiling relevant current news pertaining to GFI issues and distributing to supporters;
  • Conducting research and compiling statistics for editorial and web materials;
  • Assisting with the organization’s viral media and social networking operations;
  • Contributing to organizational blog; and
  • Fact checking media materials; occasionally drafting and laying out statements, op-eds, press releases, and website content.

Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Familiarity with Google News;
  • Strong writing and web-based research skills;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Interest in international policy and global finance issues; and
  • Non-English language skills are preferred (especially French and/or Spanish) but not required.

Must have at least one of the following:

  • Previous communications experience and/or experience working with media;
  • Experience writing blog pieces, or coordinating a blog with multiple contributors;
  • Experience with social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, preferably experience managing an organization’s page;
  • Programming experience; knowledge of HTML PHP, CSS, and/or Javascript; and/or
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite.

To Apply:  Please send resume and cover letter by email to officemanager@gfintegrity.org, directed to Russell Bennett.  In your cover letter, please specify dates and times of availability, where you learned about the internship, and an acknowledgement that the internship is unpaid.  Please put “GFI New Media & Advocacy Intern” in the subject line of your email.

Timeline: We will be accepting applications through August 15th and interviewing on a rolling basis.

No recruiters please.
No phone calls please.
Finalists will be contacted.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Employer:  Global Financial Integrity
1100 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Recruiter:  Russell Bennett
Bookkeeper & Office Manager
E-mail:        officemanager@nullgfintegrity.org
Website:     http://www.gfintegrity.org
Phone:        +1 202.293.0740

Policy Internship

Employer: Global Financial Integrity
Location: Washington, D.C.
Application Deadline: August 15, 2014
Internship Tenure: Fall Term 2014 (September to December; start and end dates are flexible)

About Global Financial Integrity

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) promotes national and multilateral policies, safeguards, and agreements aimed at curtailing the cross-border flow of illegal money.  In putting forward solutions, facilitating strategic partnerships, and conducting groundbreaking research, GFI is leading the way in efforts to curtail illicit financial flows and enhance global development and security.

About the Internship

The unpaid Policy Intern at Global Financial Integrity will develop an understanding of illicit capital flight and how it deepens poverty for millions of people worldwide. He/she must demonstrate initiative, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, solid writing abilities and an interest in development issues and the challenges facing poor countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the President and Managing Director by conducting research on money laundering, tax evasion, corruption and the banking structure that supports these activities.
  • Assisting the Senior Program Officer on work related to business development and on existing research and event projects.
  • Occasionally assisting the Office Manager with general administrative tasks.

Requirements include:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Ability to successfully work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Interest in capital flight and its effect on capitalism, development, and security.
  • Non-English language skills are preferred, especially French and/or Spanish, but not required.

Fall Term 2014: September – December (start and end dates are flexible)

To Apply:  Please send resume, cover letter, and 2-3 page writing sample by email to officemanager@nullgfintegrity.org, directed to Russell Bennett.  In your cover letter, please specify dates and times of availability, where you learned about the internship, and an acknowledgement that the internship is unpaid.  Please put “GFI Policy Intern” in the subject line of your email.

Timeline: We will be accepting applications through August 15th and interviewing on a rolling basis.

No recruiters please.
No phone calls please.
Finalists will be contacted.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Employer:  Global Financial Integrity
1100 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Recruiter:  Russell Bennett
Bookkeeper & Office Manager
E-mail:        officemanager@nullgfintegrity.org
Website:     http://www.gfintegrity.org
Phone:        +1 202.293.0740

 


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at GFI will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Global Financial Integrity (GFI) is an equal opportunity employer. It is GFI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for professional advancement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, or disability.