Careers at Eurasia Group
Eurasia Group is the world's leading global political risk research and consulting firm. By examining political, economic, social, and security developments and their impact on the stability of countries, regions, and markets, we help our clients make informed business decisions in countries where understanding the political landscape is critical.
Our staff is made up of highly talented, diverse, and motivated people who are dedicated to the company's work. With offices in New York City, Washington, and London, the firm offers exceptional opportunities for individuals at all levels in their careers.
All positions are full-time opportunities and available immediately.
Eurasia Group hires interns on a temporary basis in support of specific projects and events. Detailed descriptions are posted to our website when opportunities are available.
POLITICAL RISK TRAINING PROGRAM
Eurasia Group is offering a unique opportunity to several recent undergraduates to gain hands-on training in the dynamic field of political risk analysis.
Each candidate chosen to be a Researcher in the Political Risk Training Program will work with one or more analysts in the regional or functional practice group at Eurasia Group that best matches his or her experience, interests, and language skills. The Researcher will provide research support, including basic primary and secondary source information-gathering for our analysts’ written products and client meetings, as well as general administrative assistance. The program will also include a formal training component, focusing on key issues in the preparation and presentation of political risk analysis.
This program provides full-time employment at Eurasia Group for one year, with the possibility of extending the contract up to one additional year. The program does not guarantee full-time employment with the firm thereafter. The program will be run in the firm’s New York and Washington offices. All candidates must have US work authorization.
Candidates must have the following skills, knowledge, and abilities:
- a bachelor’s degree in political science, regional studies, or economics
- deep knowledge, in-country experience and foreign language fluency of the related country or sub-region (if applicable)
- a strong interest in the interaction between politics and financial markets
- ability to exercise independent judgment when evaluating relevant data that will contribute to the firm’s analytical products
- comfort working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment that requires critical thinking, solid writing skills, and concise argumentation
Positions Open for 2015
- South Africa: Degree in political science, political economy, economics, or African studies. Deep knowledge of South African political economy and wider Southern African Development Community (SADC) markets. Research and/or early professional experience in the region is preferred, as is Portuguese and/or other regional language skills (particularly Zulu or Xhosa). The successful candidate will also occasionally work with the firm's data analytics and research management teams, so a background in quantitative social science methodology is also preferred. Location: New York/Washington
- Emerging Markets: Degree in political science, economics, finance or relevant field. Demonstrated research experience by coursework or internships working with both quantitative and qualitative approaches is a must. Demonstrated quantitative skills and academic background in statistics and applied econometrics is required. Familiarity working in STATA, E-views, or other statistics programming applications will be favored. Location: New York
- Eurasia and Global Macro Research projects: Degree in political science, political economy, economics, or Eurasia studies. Candidate should have experience working with Russia and other Eurasian States, and have a background in political economy or comparative politics. Fluency in Russian strongly preferred, along with understanding of macro-economics. This position will split time between the Eurasia Practice and the Head of Country Analysis. Location: Washington
- Latin America: Degree in political science, economics or Latin American studies required. Coursework in macroeconomics, fiscal policy and energy policy is a plus. Field experience preferable. Fluency in Spanish is required. Location: Washington
- Turkey and Central Europe: Degree in political science, political economy, economics, or European studies. Fluency in Turkish is required. Researcher will play a critical support role to the rest of the team, managing a large number of deliverables for our corporate and financial market clients, as well as a resource to the rest of the Europe team more generally. Location: London
- South Asia and Research Management: Knowledge and coursework in macroeconomic, regulatory, and sectoral policies in India is preferred. The ideal candidate should have a deep knowledge of the domestic politics of South Asia with a particular focus on India. In this position, you will also be expected to assist our director of research management by coordinating a wide range of projects, publications, and client requests. You should be able to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously to insure compliance with both internal and external deadlines. Demonstrated experience with project management is required. Experience working in a corporate environment and familiarity with Excel and PowerPoint a plus. This position will split time between the Asia Practice and the Research Management Practice. Location: London
How to Apply
If you meet the requirements above and would like to be considered for the 2015 Political Risk Training Program (start date in June or July), please visit the New York, Washington, and London careers pages and click on the specific position that is of interest to you. You can follow the instructions found there to submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting May 1st and will be reviewed until positions have been filled. No phone calls please.
To apply for a position at Eurasia Group, please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary history/expectations (plain text, Microsoft Word, or PDF only) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title in the subject line. You will receive notification via email to confirm receipt of your application. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position has been filled.
If both your background and skill set match the available position, you may be contacted for a preliminary phone interview. The phone interview is informational and a way for us to learn more about your background, as well as for you to learn more about Eurasia Group and the particular position. Phone interviews last approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Following the phone interview, a determination will be made about advancement to an in-person interview. Finalists are required to take a writing test.
Eurasia Group is an equal opportunity employer, offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or citizenship unless legally required, and provides equal employment opportunity to disabled veterans, and veterans of the Vietnam era.