Employment & Intern Opportunities

Senior Economist

Economic Policy Analyst

Internship

Volunteer

 

SENIOR ECONOMIST

This role will suit a person with a strong interest in economic analysis and strategy, has a passion for researching and believes promoting innovative market-based solutions for public policy issues is the best way forward.

The work done by the CIS is both rigorous and practical and the person we are looking for will be able to drive a research project, engage with our supporters, mentor researchers, work with the media and policy community to communicate the findings in an understandable way and propel changes in thinking on important policy issues.

The full-time position is based in Sydney.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Work independently and with other CIS researchers on our economics research program. Current areas of interest include regulation, housing, infrastructure, the digital economy, labour markets, welfare spending, environment, population, federalism and trade
  • Undertake research projects and develop evidence based policy recommendations that can be presented in multiple formats (reports, commentary and multimedia)
  • Build relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Communicate the research work to CIS supporters, business, government and the general public through meetings, public presentations and media work
  • Articulate CIS policy positions through media appearances and interviews on television and radio
  • Write opinion pieces for hard copy and online newspapers and blogs
  • Contribute articles to our web-based newsletter ‘ideas’
  • Engage on social media sites
  • Have the ability to lead a small team.

Qualifications and Background

  • A degree in Economics
  • High level ability to analyse Australian federal and state economic policy and to contribute to the debate around public policy issues
  • Previous writing experience, including opinion pieces, journal articles or online publications (ideally substantive research-based pieces)
  • Energy and initiative
  • Experience working in academia, business, government, volunteer sector or in think tanks
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, particularly with media
  • An interest in modelling skills would be looked at favourably
  • A genuine interest and understanding of the philosophical direction of The Centre for Independent Studies

Conditions

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience.
  • Interstate or overseas applicants must have full Australian working rights and be able to move to Sydney. People who apply and do not have the required criteria will not be considered and will not be contacted.

Written emailed applications only to jlindsay@cis.org.au. Please include a cover letter addressing the position criteria, your CV and three referees.  If you would like to discuss the role before applying please call Jenny Lindsay on 02 9438 4377.


 

ECONOMIC POLICY ANALYST

We are seeking an economist or a person with a related degree to join our economics team. This position will suit a person who has  2 years or more experience in the workforce and who has a passion for researching and promoting market-based solutions.

The full-time position is based in Sydney.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Work independently with the support of other CIS researchers. Current areas of interest range from regulation, housing, infrastructure, the digital economy, labour market, welfare spending, environment, population, federalism and trade.
  •  Frame and undertake research projects that develop evidence based policy recommendations. The material will be presented in multiple formats (reports, commentary and multimedia).
  •  Communicate the research work to CIS supporters, business, government and the general public through public presentations, media work and speeches.
  • Articulate CIS policy positions through media appearances and interviews on television and radio.
  •  Write opinion pieces for hard copy and online newspapers and blogs.
  •  Contribute articles to our web-based newsletter ‘ideas’.
  •  Engage on social media sites.
  •  Have the ability to work well and take direction within a small team.

Qualifications and Background

  • A degree in Economics would be preferred but other related degrees will be considered
  • An interest and knowledge of Australian federal and state economic policy
  • Previous writing experience, including opinion pieces, journal articles or online publications
  • Experience working in areas such as academia, business, government, the not for profit sector or in think tanks.
  • Strong interest in contributing to the debate around public policy issues.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • An interest in modelling skills would be looked at favourably
  • A genuine interest and understanding of the philosophical direction of The Centre for Independent Studies.

 Conditions

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience.
  • Interstate or overseas applicants must have full Australian working rights and be able to move to Sydney. People who apply and do not have the required criteria will not be considered and will not be contacted.

Written emailed applications only to jlindsay@cis.org.au. Please include a cover letter addressing the position criteria, your CV and three referees.  If you would like to discuss the role before applying please call Jenny Lindsay on 02 9438 4377.


 

INTERNSHIP

The CIS is accepting applications for Winter internships to start work during July.

A minimum of 20 days is required for successful completion of the internship. The internships are unpaid and can be worked for a minimum of 2 days a week and up to 5 days a week.  To ensure you get the most out of the experience you must be able to work in our offices in Sydney.

Selected interns will work within one of our research programs – Economics, Education or Culture, Prosperity and Civil Society.  We also offer internships in Media, Fundraising and Events Management.

The CIS intern program would suit people who have an interest in working on research that promotes free choice and individual liberty and defending cultural freedom and the open exchange of ideas.

Applications close on Sunday 26 May.

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VOLUNTEER

We are looking for a volunteer for 1-2 days per week to assist our Development and Events team at CIS headquarters on Macquarie St.

If you are a student, the position would be treated as an internship and would be an excellent opportunity to gain experience in office management and observe what is it like to work in a think tank. The commitment would be a minimum of 15 days.

If you have the time and the interest, we are also happy to accept applications from any age group. There is no maximum number of days for older volunteers.

Position Details:
• Assist with donor mailouts
• General office task support of our Events and Development Departments
• Update records and information
• Directly assist the Director of Development
• General office tasks

Dates are flexible but a consistent day each week is preferred. Experience with database entry would be an advantage.  If you are interested please send all inquiries and/or your resume to our Development Director, Greg Pulscher gpulscher@cis.org.au.