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Macro-Financial Stability and Latin America Internship - DC

The Center for Global Development (CGD), an independent, non-partisan, non-profit policy research organization in Washington, DC seeks an intern for 5 months (from September/October 2021 to January/February 2022) to provide research and administrative support to CGD Senior Fellow Liliana Rojas-Suarez. Key areas of focus include financial systems, financial regulation, and international macroeconomics, especially in the context of Latin America.

The Intern will support Senior Fellow Rojas-Suarez in a broad array of functions.

General responsibilities:

  • Conduct background research, literature reviews, data compilation and analysis for various research projects, reports and presentations.
  • Writing and editing support.
  • Conduct data analysis using Excel, R, Stata, and/or other software tools.
  • Assist with setting up high-level meetings and conferences.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Demonstrated interest in financial systems, financial regulation, and international macroeconomics. Training in economics, finance and/or statistics is preferred.
  • Significant knowledge of Latin American economies is required.
  • Attention to detail, experience managing datasets and proficient knowledge of STATA, R or other programming software. Please specify relevant software skills in your application.
  • Outstanding communications and writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
  • Ability to work independently within a small, closely-knit organization and to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Fluent in English. Knowledge of Spanish is required.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our organization continues to work remotely. CGD has implemented a fully virtual onboarding process, and candidates should be comfortable working productively in a remote environment. Flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities and tasks will be key. CGD is registered to employ staff living in DC, Maryland, or Virginia. Candidates who cannot relocate to the area, even while the office remains closed, cannot be considered at this time.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document upon hire. CGD is unable to sponsor work authorization for this position.

CGD celebrates fostering a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, parental status, or veteran status.

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