Bretton Woods Project – Research Assistant

Posted on March 10, 2011


The Bretton Woods Project is seeking a full-time Research assistant for a paid Internship in their London office.

The Bretton Woods Project describes their mission as focusing “on the World Bank and the IMF to challenge their power, open policy space, and promote alternative approaches.” They serve as an information provider, watchdog, networker and advocate. They “provide information for the benefit of civil society groups, official institutions, research institutes, governments and parliaments across the world. The project acts as a network hub in the UK and works with civil society – in Europe and internationally – to change the Bank and the Fund.”

Some of the main responsibilities: research policy issues related to the IMF, the financial crisis, and developing countries; write articles, briefings and background notes including for publication, website or other purposes; help produce and edit bi-monthly our flagship publication, the Bretton Woods Update, which goes out to over 10,000 officials, NGOs, and academics; keep UK, European and international network members informed of events, intelligence, meetings, and other information related to IFIs and international finance, including maintenance of websites.

What they’re looking for: degree (or equivalent experience) in economics, finance, business, international development, politics or related subject; knowledge of policy issues related to the international finance or development finance; at least 6 full-time-equivalent months experience of policy, advocacy or campaigning, either paid or voluntary; excellent information technology skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; commitment to social justice, human rights and environmental sustainability.

Assets include: an advanced degree, relevant work/volunteer experience, and work/volunteer experience is an emerging country.

The position is for 6-12 months with a salary of £14,287 annually.

You can send your CV, cover letter, and writing sample to The subject line should be formatted as “Application: job title you are applying for.” Before applying, go through the application instructions for full details. Deadline to apply is April 7th, 2011 and the start date is in May.

Via Action Aid

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