Work With Us

The Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative (ESOI) of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality works with policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and advocates to develop effective policies and practices to alleviate poverty and inequality in the United States. Areas of research include tax and benefits, jobs and education, health and human service delivery, and census, all with a cross-cutting focus on racial and gender equity.

Policy Analyst

ESOI is now accepting applications for a full-time Policy Analyst. The Policy Analyst will conduct quantitative and qualitative research and policy analysis on a wide range of issues relating to economic security and opportunity. They conduct literature reviews and careful, robust analysis; help develop and test quantitative methodologies; draft, revise, and co-author reports, briefs, fact sheets, and other written products; help conceptualize new projects; and represent the Center at public events, in the media, and in external meetings.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a commitment to GCPI ESOl’s mission and at least 4 years of research experience. Ideal candidates have:

  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills;
  • Race, class, and gender equity experience, skills, and values;
  • Knowledge of economic security policy issues (e.g. public benefits, tax credits, census, postsecondary education, health, subsidized employment, youth employment, housing, caregiving, paid family & medical leave, poverty measurement);
  • Self-driven work ethic & initiative and strong capacity for collaboration;
  • Ability to manage a high volume of work with efficiency;
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Flexibility & enthusiasm for learning;
  • Facility with public use data (e.g. Current Population Survey, American Community Survey, National Health Interview Survey); and
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

Salary range: $60,000 – $75,000

Research Assistant

ESOI often has openings for current Georgetown law or graduate students to serve as part-time Research Assistants (RAs) to conduct research on economic security issues, policies, and programs. RAs help draft reports, summaries, fact sheets, briefs, articles, and other written materials; develop charts, infographics, and other visual representations of data; and edit, review, and format documents.

Recent RAs have made significant contributions to our research projects on post-secondary education, tax credits, public benefits, the census, and universal family care.

We invite interested students to email their resume and a few sentences describing their interest to