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EMRI Program Now Accepting Applications

The Census Bureau’s Economic Measurement and Research Internship (EMRI) program seeks to hire interns in economics to support the nation’s growing demand for information. These are excepted appointments not to exceed two years, but may be extended up to four years upon supervisory approval.  Census conducts statistical programs, supported by research, and is continuously improving existing or developing new data products.

The Center for Economic Studies (CES) seeks several interns who have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree to provide research assistance to Ph.D. economists with research projects using confidential microdata.  Relocation expenses may be paid.

The internship is an excellent opportunity, especially for those who might be interested in returning to school to earn their Ph.D., to gain experience in conducting original economic research and in developing advanced programming and data analysis skills.

The ideal candidate will have previous programming experience in a statistical analysis software package (e.g., SAS, Stata, R, Python).  Job duties generally include:

  • data management and analysis,
  • building data linking capabilities,
  • summarizing results in tables and graphs, and
  • research.

The deadline to apply is November 29th 2021. 

Questions and applications can be sent to