Job Posting: Economic Research Intern

Vacancy Announcement – August 24, 2012

Position Location:           NAACP Financial Freedom Campaign Center Wash., DC
Travel:                               None                                                                                                   
Duration:                           Approximately 17 weeks
Status:                               Non-Union


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

We are seeking an Economic Research Intern for the NAACP Financial Freedom Campaign Center.  Intern will assist with the implementation of the economic research efforts.

Summary of Duties:

The Economic Research Intern works under the direct supervision of the Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships. The duties and responsibilities of the economic research intern include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Creating a delivery structure for Budget tracking information such as State Budgets with our 1200 units and their leadership;
  • Working with the new Gulf Coast Capacity Building Initiative to share information about their new responsibilities and how economic education as well as resources can best be used in communities of colors;
  • Assisting in structuring of the Opportunity and Diversity Report measurements;
  • Researching current economic issues/trends; and
  • Performing other related duties as assigned by the Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships, Senior Director of the Financial Freedom Campaign, EVP/CPO, or President and CEO.


The ideal candidate for this position will posses many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies and personal qualities:

  • Bachelors degree, preferable in Economics and Political Science;
  • Ability to handle multiple priority projects and meet established timelines and reporting requirements;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to execute strategic goals, work effectively with state and local leaders and carry out required objectives; and
  • Excellent analytical, presentation and leadership skills.

Employment Details:

Duration of Internship: Approximately Monday, September 3, 2012 through Friday, December 3, 2012 (17 week total)
Hours Per Week: Approximately 25 hours
Standard Work Schedule: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM (with 1 hour unpaid lunch break)
Hourly Rate: $12.00
Benefits: Except as required by applicable local laws, this position does not include benefits


It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply: Resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements should be sent to NAACP:

Email: (preferred method)

Mail: NAACP – Human Resources, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215

Fax:  (410) 580-5735

Please note that this position is grant-funded and employment is contingent
upon the continuation of such funds.