Founded in 2002, the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) aims to improve the welfare of citizens through expert guidance from decision makers in various issues of economy, capacity-building of public institutions, and civil oversight of budgetary expenditures. The organization was created to build a contemporary economic research capacity in Georgia, to enhance economic decision-making and to be an important voice in economic and policy discussions.
The selected intern will be engaged in variety of projects on economy, public policy, democratic governance and awareness-raising, including organization of conferences and relevant events. The intern will work under the mentorship and supervision of EPRC Executive Director Nino Evgendize, an alumnus of CDDRL’s Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program.
Specific tasks may include:
Empirical analysis of policy issues
Production of evidence-based written materials and contribution to national policy discourse using research findings and sound analysis
Updating EPRC materials
Copy-editing relevant texts in English
Engaging in organizing and participating in relevant events, meetings and conferences
Undertaking ad hoc tasks as required
Eligibility and Skills Required:
Strong analytical and writing skills (in English)
Strong interest and background in economic policy and research
Well-developed communication and organizational skills
Takes initiatives and works well under deadlines
A good team player, who also works well independently
English language skills will be enough to work as well as communicate with EPRC staff; Familiarity with Georgian and/or Russian a plus
Visas are required for certain foreign nationals. Please view the list of countries that are exempt from a Georgian visa. FSI will help finalists with the visa process.
EPRC has 12 staff members, all of them very friendly and helpful in the working process. The working environment is very pleasant. EPRC has had extensive experience working with international visitors, including several interns from other European universities, Stanford University case writers, and other international interns visiting for weeks and months at a time. The intern will be mainly working with EPRC Executive Director Nino Evgenidze and Research Program Manager Irina Guruli.
There are several housing options available in the area (hotels and private apartments for rent). EPRC staff will assist the potential intern in looking for housing opportunities, booking process etc.
FSI is committed to providing its opportunities to students regardless of financial constraints. FSI’s Global Policy Interns are provided with a stipend to cover travel and living expenses during the summer. These stipends do not exceed $6,400 per student. Students must submit a budget with their estimated costs along with their application. If you have additional financial constraints that you think may prevent you from participating in this program, please contact FSI Academic Program Coordinator Patrick Laboon directly.
Applicants will be asked to submit:
Name of faculty reference (letter of recommendation not required)