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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Policy and Communications Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Policy and Communications Fellow

  • Job Number: 21119

  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific

  • Department: Economics

  • School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

POLICY AND COMMUNICATIONS FELLOW, Economics (2 openings), to join Blueprint Labs ( and its growing team of professionals devoted to using data, economics, and analytic tools to generate insights to uncover the consequences of policy choices and improve society. Will support communications and policy work on workforce initiatives, working closely with Blueprint Labs co-director David Autor ( , MIT Institute Professor Daron Acemoglu ( , and collaborators at other universities. Specific responsibilities include data collection; editing papers, articles, essays, chapters, and other written content for publication; reviewing data analyses to translate research findings; copy-editing; preparing scientific presentations; creating data visualizations; conducting literature reviews and bibliographies, often using tools like BibTex; engaging in discussion in project meetings; and other related tasks. A full description is available on the Blueprint Labs website ( .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in economics, political science, history, public policy, or a related field; and at least two years’ specialized experience with interpreting quantitative data analysis, research methods, and/or social sciences research (which may include coursework or experience gained as an undergraduate). Seek a self-motivated, organized individual who can work independently and has experience collecting and using data to create scientific presentations and graphics. Job #21119 The salary range is $53,000 to $58,000. The fellow will receive a full-time, one-year appointment that is renewable annually (contingent on funding) and is not eligible for visa sponsorship. An employment term of two years is strongly preferred. This position will begin as soon as possible, no later than Fall 2022. In addition to applying via the MIT website, applicants are asked to complete an application at this link ( . 4/15/22