Summer Fellowship Opportunity at the University of Chicago (Option for Remote Work)

EPIC Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) invites applications for the Summer 2020 Research Fellowship. An interdisciplinary research and training center at the University of Chicago, EPIC is contributing innovative solutions to the global energy challenge: how can we ensure that people around the world, today and in the future, have access to reliable, affordable energy needed for human development without putting our health, environment and climate at risk? Previous results
from EPIC projects have been influential with policymakers worldwide and featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other leading publications.

Successful candidates will report to Michael Greenstone, Professor of Economics at the University of  Chicago  and  the  Director  of  EPIC.  Responsibilities  span  all  stages  of  research, including managing projects, collecting and analyzing data, creating presentations, and editing manuscripts. Typical research projects involve the analysis of environmental and energy data from the United States, India, China, and other countries utilizing quasi-experimental and experimental methods, as well as development of computational economic models of energy markets.

Applicants  must  be  in  their  penultimate  year  of  study  and  have  strong  quantitative  and programming skills. Candidates with research experience are strongly preferred, especially those with experience programming in Stata, R, Python or Matlab. The ideal candidate would work for EPIC for  around  ten  weeks  before  returning  to  school.   EPIC  offers  competitive  salary  and employee benefits.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with rolling decisions, but all  applications  must  be  received  by  May  4th   to  be  considered.  Due  to  the  high volume  of applications, only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

To apply, please complete the form and upload your resume, transcript, and writing sample at Questions and inquiries about the summer fellowship should
be directed to (773) 702-0627

University of Chicago Saieh Hall for Economics 5757 S. University Avenue Chicago, IL 60637

Frequently Asked Questions

1.   Do you offer visa sponsorship for international applicants?

EPIC sponsors work visas for full-time positions, but unfortunately cannot sponsor visas for summer  internships.  International  applicants  with  existing  work  authorization  are encouraged to apply.

2.   Are there any specific requirements for the writing sample?

There are no requirements for the length or topic of your writing sample. Many successful applicants submit economics research papers (e.g. a thesis, or term paper) that highlight their abilities in writing and empirical analysis.

3.   What kind of applicant does EPIC look for?

Successful applicants have typically completed advanced coursework with high marks in economics, math, statistics, or computer science. Many summer research fellows have had past economics
research experience at their university, or other research institutions such as the Federal Reserve, World Bank, J-PAL, or IMF. A demonstrated interest in energy and environmental economics is helpful, but not necessary. (773) 702-0627

University of Chicago Saieh Hall for Economics 5757 S. University Avenue Chicago, IL 60637


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