Training the next generation of economists

“The practical education I received as an intern at BHI was invaluable. I learned how to do meaningful research and developed my writing skills by contributing to real-world reports on current economic topics. The work I did at BHI introduced me to new areas of scholarship which informed my subsequent academic research, and above all, it was a delight to work with the talented faculty and staff.”
Cris Crawford,
Master of Science in Economics, Suffolk University, Class of 2014.

“BHI made me feel that my contributions were meaningful both for the Institute and for the larger free market movement. I never once felt like people were giving me work just for the sake of keeping me busy; I became an integral part of the incredibly talented team. The experience in editing, communications, and research I gained at BHI has proved itself invaluable to my professional growth.”
Katherine Lazarski,
Economics, Political Science, and Classics, Tufts University, Class of 2013

Application period opens in Summer 2018 for Fall 2018 internships

Each semester and during the summer, BHI welcomes qualified college students to intern at our office. We require at least a 10-hour per week commitment of your time, but can offer flexible scheduling within our office hours. The positions are uncompensated but offer rich real-world experience. Previous interns have participated in important Institute projects including: state tax policy, telecommunication taxation, health care spending research; labor policy and cost-benefit analysis of alternative energy projects in Massachusetts. Moreover, interns are actively involved in data collection our annual State Competitiveness Report; State Tax Analysis Modeling Program (STAMP) data collection and analysis and contributing to our web site development. Read an article about the internship program or a profile of a participating intern.

For more details, read the job description below to learn more about this great opportunity.

Intern Job Description


  • Research background on policy issues for reports and publications;

  • Assist as needed on all aspects of policy research and analysis;

  • Maintain media directory and citation list;

  • Assist with data entry for database and survey tabulation;

  • Write summaries of current economic conditions;


  • Participate in policy research and analysis;

  • Experience the “think tank” environment;

  • Attend staff and project meetings;

  • Work with various staff members;

  • Participate in the life of a research project;

  • Gain invaluable experience for your career;

  • Learn about state-based “think-tank” networks across the U.S.

  • Letters of recommendation for graduate school or employment;

Individuals interested in applying for an internship should send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

David Tuerck

The Beacon Hill Institute

165 Main Street, Suite 306

Medway, MA 02053

Phone: 617-821-7698