Economics Internship, Summer 2012
Global Financial Integrity - Washington, DC

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Economics Internship

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.

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.


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 task force blog.


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