Society for Human Resource Management

  • Temporary - Economic Analyst

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    Job ID 2018-1221
    Research & Insights
  • Overview

    The Role:


    SHRM, Economic Research Program, is seeking individuals to support the program’s work on economic issues, including immigration, unemployment, labor markets and global mobility. 

    *This is a temporary position, not to exceed 20 hours per week.  Length of assignment = 4-6 months.


    Your Day:

    • Gathering and anlysing data for inclusion in reports and articles
    • Assisting the team with research projects and presentations
    • Drafting and conducting research for articles, op-eds, reports, and briefing papers
    • Assisting with administrative tasks and event support


    Must Haves:


    Be a current student working toward, or recent graduates holding, a MA degree of PhD in economics, international political economy, development studies or related fields.

    Possess strong research, writing, editing, and analytical capabilities

    A strong background in econometrics and experience with data analysis software, such as R, SPSS and/or Stata

    Be proficient in all Microsoft Office Applications

    Manage their time wisely to independently complete work assignments

    Demonstrate professionalism, attention to detail, and reliability




    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.  Light lifting is required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force to constantly move objects.

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.



    The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).


    ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or TDD (703) 548-6990.


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