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Economist Intern

About Us

DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm dedicated to development, with 39 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in more than 100 countries. DevTech core practice areas include: Monitoring Evaluation, Research and Learning; Data Solutions; Public Financial Management and Fiscal Sustainability; and Education, Gender, and Youth. 

At DevTech, we care deeply about doing work that leads to positive change in the world. We celebrate diverse perspectives and are committed to an inclusive environment. We empower our employees to work autonomously and simultaneously give them the professional support that they need to learn and grow. 


We are looking for an individual who has an educational background in economics or related field and can complement that with technical skills in Excel, Python, R, Stata or similar programs. A strong candidate will have macroeconomic knowledge, be self-motivated to learn, and be comfortable managing multiple tasks. Though remote work is an option, it is preferable to be in the Washington DC area. The position will be paid, and we are flexible on the time commitment based on your availability. 


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Economic research including literature review, data collection, and modeling.
  • Data analysis using a variety of programs including Excel, Stata, EViews, SAS Viya, R, Python
  • Project management tasks including organizing members, coordinating meetings, tracking progress of deliverables.

Secondary Responsibilities:



Education:     B.A/B.S required. M.A preferred.

Experience:   One year experience as an economist, data analyst, or development work preferred.

Knowledge:   Knowledge of USAID procedures and regulations; Possess a demonstrable knowledge in the areas of International Development, Education, or Economics; Understanding of macroeconomic theory and practice.

Skills:       Strong organization, personal communication and Excel skills, Proficiency with Office tools - must be a power user and show deep proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point; Ability to work independently and in a team environment. Excel expertise strongly valued. Programming or coding in R, Python, Stata, EViews, Tableau, SAS Viya is preferred.

Languages:   Fluency in English; Spanish or Second language preferable.

EEO Statement

NOTE: This job posting should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age (40 and older), physical and mental disability, genetic information (including family medical history) or characteristics, military status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship or alienage, or any other protected status as established by applicable federal, state, or local law.