Summer Students

Salary: £370 per week
Deadline for applying:
Interview dates: Monday 26, Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 February 2018

IFS offers several placements each summer to economics students who are interested in how microeconomics can be applied to public policy issues and who are considering a career in economic research.

Placements are intended to give a taste of research work at IFS similar to that done by newly-recruited permanent research staff. As such, the work is most likely to be appropriate for individuals currently studying for undergraduate or masters degrees, rather than more advanced students.

During a six-week placement, a Summer Student might typically expect to work with an IFS research team on tasks such as reviewing existing literature, preparing and analysing data, and writing up research results.  Summer students interact with members of their team on a daily basis. They need both the ability to work independently, to communicate effectively and to work collaboratively.

We welcome applications from those in their penultimate year of an undergraduate degree with a strong economics component and from those who are in their final year and planning to start studying for a masters degree in economics.

Undergraduates should be expecting to obtain a first-class degree. They should have a strong grasp of basic economic concepts, as well as the ability to apply these to practical policy issues. Much of IFS research involves the analysis of data, and applicants are therefore expected to have a high degree of numeracy. However, please note that familiarity with advanced mathematical and statistical techniques and computer packages used in applied economics is not a prerequisite.

Overseas students may be appointed subject to being eligible to work in the UK. However, no additional funds are provided to help with travel to the UK or subsistence, and IFS cannot help with any accommodation requirements.

Application is by online application form only. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a short interview, which will take place at our offices in central London.

The application deadline is Friday 19 January 2018, and interviews will be held on Monday 26, Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 February 2018.

 If you have any queries, please email or contact Emma Hyman at IFS on 020 7291 4800.

Salary: £370 per week