SBA Office of Advocacy Summer Economic Research Intern

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy is the voice for small business
within the federal government. The office examines the role and contributions of small
businesses in the U.S. economy, and advocates for small business interests before federal
agencies, Congress, the White House, and the public.
Advocacy’s team of economists produces small business research and statistics, and analyzes
the small business impacts of federal polices and regulations. As the only federal agency with
this mandate, Advocacy’s products are used by policymakers, news organizations, and trade
associations to illustrate the importance of small businesses and the challenges they face.
JOB DUTIES
The Economic Research Intern reports to the Director of Economic Research and works with
Advocacy’s team of economists to carry out a variety of economic research activities. The
Economic Research Intern supports the development of products such as small business fact
sheets, infographics, and issue briefs. The Economic Research Intern may be required to:
 Analyze and prepare large publicly available datasets for dissemination to Advocacy
stakeholders.
 Complete quick-turnaround data assignments in a dynamic work environment.
 Support Advocacy economists with internal research projects.
 Plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
 Perform other duties as assigned.
PREFERRED SKILLS
 Strong analytical capabilities, with an aptitude for quantitative analysis.
 Ability to thrive in a team-oriented environment and produce accurate work product
under tight deadlines.
 Experience with Microsoft Excel and other statistical software, such as Stata, R, SAS, etc.
QUALIFICATIONS
 Completion or pursuit of Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, business, or a
related field.
 Coursework in economics, statistics, public policy, and/or econometrics preferred.
TERM OF POSITION / SALARY
Intern position is for an unpaid 3-6 month term, beginning in May or June 2018. A transit
stipend is available.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Please send a resume and cover letter in an electronic format to Patrick Delehanty, Acting
Director, Office of Economic Research, at Patrick.delehanty@sba.gov by February 28, 2018. For
more information, visit www.sba.gov/advocacy.

Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018

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