Thomas Chupein, Policy Manager
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) was established in 2003 as a research center at the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, it has grown into a global network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty.
J-PAL is recognized as the "gold standard" of organizations conducting RCTs in the developing world. Additionally, they are launching a new North American division that will be looking for researchers with a domestic focus.
Jobs AND internships available -- apply between Nov 15th and Jan 5th!
This is a fantastic organization to intern with if you're interested in obtaining hands-on, international field research experience.
If you're interested in full-time employment, take classes at GSPIA that emphasize the following skills: Microeconomics, Development Economics, Program Evaluation, Quantitative Methods, Stata.
Previous international travel or experience is important, as if a foreign language -- however, it is NOT necessary!
If you're interested in the policy track, be sure to have excellent writing skills.
1. Apply to the specific positions that interest you (as many as you like).
2. Fill out the common application.
Ben Jaques: firstname.lastname@example.org (research and training jobs)
Thomas Chupein: email@example.com (policy jobs)