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Economic Department Positions for Graduate Students

Internship opportunity: Electricity in Africa

Access to reliable and affordable electricity has long been seen as a driver of economic growth. However, the evidence to support this view remains scarce. We are seeking an intern to join us for the summer of 2017 gathering data to conduct new analysis on the determinants and impacts of electrification in Africa. Professor Kelsey Jack (and her collaborator, Professor Taryn Dinkelman at Dartmouth) will host a summer internship as part of their ongoing research on electricity in Zambia and Uganda. The student would interview key stakeholders and obtain existing data sets on electrification, electricity use and infrastructure. Preliminary analysis of these data sets as part of the internship would set the stage for a writing project in the student's senior year (thesis, independent study or course paper). Depending on student interest and funding availability, the intern would spend time in one or both of the countries listed. Minimum of 6 weeks overseas time plus time spent in preparation before, and writing and analysis afterwards.

Overseas experience and quantitative / data skills (Excel, STATA) are required. Experience with GIS packages would also be advantageous. The right student would also be someone willing and able to take initiative in building relationships with local stakeholders. Both Econ and IR majors are encouraged to apply.

Please send resume, unofficial transcript and cover letter to Kelsey.Jack@tufts.edu with the subject line ELECTRICITY INTERN. Deadline: March 3, 2017


Economic Department Positions for Undergraduate Students

Internship opportunity: Electricity in Africa

Access to reliable and affordable electricity has long been seen as a driver of economic growth. However, the evidence to support this view remains scarce. We are seeking an intern to join us for the summer of 2017 gathering data to conduct new analysis on the determinants and impacts of electrification in Africa. Professor Kelsey Jack (and her collaborator, Professor Taryn Dinkelman at Dartmouth) will host a summer internship as part of their ongoing research on electricity in Zambia and Uganda. The student would interview key stakeholders and obtain existing data sets on electrification, electricity use and infrastructure. Preliminary analysis of these data sets as part of the internship would set the stage for a writing project in the student's senior year (thesis, independent study or course paper). Depending on student interest and funding availability, the intern would spend time in one or both of the countries listed. Minimum of 6 weeks overseas time plus time spent in preparation before, and writing and analysis afterwards.

Overseas experience and quantitative / data skills (Excel, STATA) are required. Experience with GIS packages would also be advantageous. The right student would also be someone willing and able to take initiative in building relationships with local stakeholders. Both Econ and IR majors are encouraged to apply.

Please send resume, unofficial transcript and cover letter to Kelsey.Jack@tufts.edu with the subject line ELECTRICITY INTERN. Deadline: March 3, 2017.