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The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality works to alleviate poverty and inequality, advance racial and gender equity, and expand economic inclusion in the United States. We develop and advance ambitious medium and long-term policy ideas in the following areas: tax and benefits, jobs and education, health and human service delivery, and democracy. Our ideas—which are backed by our rigorous research and analysis and rooted in the lived experiences of people affected by poverty, racism, and sexism—are trusted by our partners, including researchers, advocates, organizers, and policymakers across policy silos and issue areas. We are a growing team funded through philanthropic grants and contracts with partner organizations.

If you share our commitment to economic, racial, and gender equity, consider applying for one of our open positions.

Research Assistant

The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality often has openings for part-time Research Assistants (RAs). We’re looking for Georgetown law and graduate students who share a commitment to our mission to develop and advance ideas that alleviate poverty and inequality, advance racial and gender equity, and expand economic inclusion for all in the United States.

RAs will:

  • Conduct policy research on economic security issues and analyze pending legislation, existing laws and policies, and new policy ideas and proposals;
  • Help draft reports, policy briefs, fact sheets, articles, blog posts, op-eds, talking points, public presentations, and other written materials; and
  • Develop charts, infographics, and other visual representations of data.

GCPI RAs will make significant contributions to our current projects, which include research and policy development focused on broad-based economic security policy, postsecondary education, job creation, paid family medical leave, census, tax credits, universal family care, subsidized employment, human services, social determinants of health, and unemployment insurance, all with an intersectional focus on racial equity and gender justice.

RAs should have:

  • Excellent research & writing skills; and

  • Professional, academic and/or lived experience with issues related to poverty, economic justice, social inclusion, racial equity, and/or gender equity.

Interested candidates should send a resume, writing sample, and cover letter (which should include the number of hours you’d hope to work per week—between 10-20 is ideal), to