Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Graduate Internship at the U.S. Treasury Department

Fall 2012
Office of International Affairs, U.S. Treasury Department

The Office of South and Southeast Asia at the United States Department of the Treasury is seeking interns for the fall semester of 2012. The intern will work with the desk economists, the deputy director, and the director on a variety of issues, including macroeconomic, financial, and development issues in South and Southeast Asia. Although the internship is unpaid, successful candidates will have the opportunity to contribute substantively to the formation of U.S. international economic policy toward the region.

Potential internship activities include:

• Supporting the South and Southeast Asia team in preparing policy briefs for senior officials;
• Assisting Treasury economists in policy work involving regional economies, including Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Burma, and Vietnam.
• Conducting research and analysis on the most relevant macroeconomic and financial sector issues affecting South and Southeast Asia;
• Supporting Treasury’s work with regional organizations, such as APEC and ASEAN;
• Reviewing policy proposals from the International Financial Institutions, including the IMF, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank, and helping guide U.S. engagement on regional issues in these institutions;
• Interacting with other offices in Treasury and throughout the U.S. government on issues pertaining to the region.

Candidates must have a solid academic and/or professional background in macroeconomics and financial economics. Candidates should also have: strong quantitative, research, organizational, spreadsheet, and communication skills; the ability to synthesize large amounts of information and present this information to policymakers in a concise and cogent form; excellent writing skills; the ability to meet tight deadlines; and the capacity to work independently and as part of a team. Specific regional knowledge is helpful, but not essential.

The internship is part time for the fall. We ask for a minimum 20 hour/week commitment over a 12 week period. The intern will be expected to begin work no later than early September.

Candidates should submit a resume, a brief statement of interest, and a short writing sample on an economic topic by June 1, 2012 to:

Atticus Weller
Deputy Director, Office of Southeast Asia
U.S. Treasury Department

Please copy Trina Rand at trina.rand@treasury.gov

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