Jobs at EPI

Administrative Support Associate

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the nation’s leading progressive economic think tank, is seeking an Administrative Support Associate within our Finance and Administration department.

Job description

As an integral member of the EPI’s Finance and Administration Department, the Administrative Support Associate will work collaboratively with the Administration Department providing support to EPI staff, visitors and guests, monitoring and addressing operational and facilities needs, directing inquiries appropriately, and providing administrative support to the Finance and Administration Director, the Operations Manager, and the Human Resources Manager, as well as other staff as needed.


Education: Minimum of Associate’s Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Knowledge: Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel and using the internet required; interpersonal skills; time management and personal initiative; telephone and office equipment use.  Experience with payables and bookkeeping/accounting preferred.

Work Experience: Minimum of 1 year of experience in general office operations and administration required.  Basic knowledge of accounting preferred.

Skills: Excellent organizational and communications skills and attention to detail and surroundings.

Capabilities: Ability to keep track of several tasks simultaneously; to work independently; and to deal with a variety of people tactfully and diplomatically.

Conditions: Must be punctual and reliable. Hours are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM weekdays. Due to the high visibility of the position a professional demeanor is required.

How to apply

To apply, send cover letter and resume via email to: Please use Admin Job as your subject line in inquiries sent to the above email address. No phone calls, please.

Editorial/Research Assistant (temporary)

  • Term: 4-6 months, Full-Time
  • Reports to: Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research
  • Department: Research


The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions. EPI believes every working person deserves a good job with fair pay, affordable health care, and retirement security.  To achieve this goal, EPI conducts research and analysis on the economic status of working America.  EPI proposes public policies that protect and improve the economic conditions of low- and middle-income workers and assesses policies with respect to how they affect those workers.


  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • A minimum of six months of experience in a research or editorial assistant or equivalent position (can include documented non-paid internship experience)
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience performing research (summarizing information with literature reviews)
  • General knowledge of manufacturing, international trade, and/or macroeconomics
  • Experience in WordPress (desired)

Job Description

EPI is seeking applicants with excellent writing, research, and qualitative and quantitative analytical skills for a temporary Editorial/Research Assistant position in our Trade and Manufacturing Policy research area. The intern will support EPI research for a forthcoming book on U.S. manufacturing trade and industrial policies, and on other, related research projects. The Editorial/Research Assistant will look at why manufacturing matters; what others do to support it; and why markets underinvest; and what we should do to create a race to the top in manufacturing policy. Preference given to candidates with a master’s degree (or the equivalent) in Public Policy, International Affairs, Economics, Journalism, Law, or other relevant field. This position is full-time and paid. No volunteer (credit only) applicants will be considered. This position provides a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

How to apply

Please provide a resume or CV, and a 3-5 page relevant writing sample via email to Elizabeth Glass, Candidates will be given a basic exam in Excel skills as part of the interview process.  At least two professional references will be required for applicants as part of the final interview and hiring process. Position open until filled. Ideally, candidates will be available to start mid to late February. No phone calls, please.