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Internship: Office of the Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London.

Internship at Office of the Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London.
The Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) is looking for a full-time research assistant/summer intern to support the OCE team working on the 2011 Transition Report.

Key Responsibilities & Deliverables

Duties will include, but may not be limited to, the following:
·       Downloading, cleaning, preparing and documenting a variety of datasets on macroeconomic and microeconomic issues pertaining to recent developments in the transition region.
·       Conducting statistical analyses based on these data and create graphs and charts to be used in the 2011 Transition Report.
·       Preparing presentations based on the abovementioned data and graphs.

Essential Skills, Experience & Qualifications

·        A Master’s degree in economics or a related field from a leading university; perhaps a Ph.D candidate. Candidates with a strong, quantitatively oriented economics degree at the Bachelor’s level will be considered in exceptional cases;
·        Strong quantitative skills, including knowledge of spreadsheet and econometric or statistical software (in particular Stata);
·        Good command of statistics and data analysis in general. Ability to work with large microeconomic and macroeconomic datasets;
·        Ability to perform under pressure and under tight deadlines as well as excellent organisational and communications skills, in particular working in a team
·        Excellent writing skills and the ability to assess and monitor economic developments rapidly and succinctly

Competencies & Personal Attributes

  • Ability to work under pressure within a close-knit team with the minimum amount of supervision.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Highly organised with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to deal directly and appropriately with all levels of EBRD staff and with representatives of information providers.
  • Ability to operate sensitively in multicultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.

Additional Website Text

The contract will be for the period June – mid-October 2011.