The Donal Nevin Research Internship at the NERI

Duration: October 17th 2016 to 17th July 2017 (9 months)

Hours: Full-time

Pay: Appointment will be made at the starting point of the Civil Service AO grade (Republic of Ireland)

Details of the position

The Donal Nevin Economic Research Internship offers a unique opportunity to recently graduated economists undertake research at the Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) while working alongside other economists at the institute for a period of 9 months.

The position would be ideal for recent graduates of Master’s degree programmes including those completing in mid-2016. Research work is likely to focus on one or more areas of public policy including the labour market, enterprise development and the macro-economy. The objective of the programme is to provide an opportunity for newly qualified graduates (in economics or related disciplines) to engage in applied research with a focus on public policy. While undertaking the programme, participants are likely to participate in / complete a number of studies in conjunction with other staff members at the institute.

An indication of the research areas and outputs of the institute can be found here and here

The position will be based in Dublin but is open to applicants from all jurisdictions with a knowledge of economic policy in either in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland or both.

The NERI is an equal opportunities employer.

Potential candidates should:

  • Have an excellent academic record and a proven background in applied research

  • Have graduated or completed postgraduate studies in economics or a closely related discipline in the past two years

  • Be able to use MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel to a high degree of proficiency

  • Be familiar with statistical analysis packages such as STATA and SPSS and be comfortable working with large datasets

  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Have an understanding of public policy issues

  • Have strong communication skills, on paper, in person and on the phone

  • Be organised and able to multi-task

  • Be able and willing to work full-time and some evenings or early mornings

  • Be legally entitled to work in the Republic of Ireland

Expressions of interest should be submitted by email to with an accompanying CV on or before Friday 16th September.

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