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We’re Hiring An Economics Intern

FiveThirtyEight is looking for an intern for our Economics section next spring. The position is paid, and we can accommodate part-time interns who are enrolled in school.

We define “economics” broadly at FiveThirtyEight — our section covers not just jobs and wages but also education, immigration and personal finance, among other topics. This spring, much of our coverage will probably focus on the many policy issues facing the new president. As an intern, you’ll be helping to produce insightful, data-driven coverage of the new administration.

Interns at FiveThirtyEight help research, report and fact-check stories. They are also encouraged to pitch stories, collaborate on bigger projects and participate in the daily editorial process. The ideal applicant will have a mix of writing, reporting and data skills, and will have an interest in economics, economic policy or related fields.

Our internship program runs from approximately Jan. 9 to March 17. Interns should be enrolled as a junior, senior or graduate student in a U.S. college or university and should be taking at least one class at the time of application. Candidates with graduation dates of December 2016 are also eligible. More details about eligibility can be found on the application page. Interns may work up to 40 hours per week (with some flexibility in schedule to accommodate classes as needed).

For more details, and to apply, see the job listing on ESPN’s career page. Applicants must apply online; email applications will not be looked at.

Ben Casselman was a senior editor and the chief economics writer for FiveThirtyEight.