Each year, Motu looks for outstanding students in economics, statistics, or a related field who will have completed an Honours or Masters’ degree by the end of that year.
If you would like to work for a small Wellington-based organisation whose mission is to conduct top quality economic and public policy research and disseminate it to those who can use it, while building research capacity in New Zealand, applications are now open to work at Motu, the top ranked economics organisation in NZ and one of the world's top ten economic think tanks (as ranked by RePEc).
Please note research analysts work with a senior fellow on a Motu project, so these positions are unlikely to suit current Ph.D. students hoping to work on their own dissertations.
If you aren't eligible for an internship or RA position because you are heading overseas to do your PhD, you may be interested in the Statistics NZ Motu Programme for PhD Research. This will give you space at Motu for at least four months and free access to Statistics NZ's microeconomic data.
Someone who wants to get their hands dirty with every stage of the research process, working closely with a senior researcher with a PhD from a renowned university such as Harvard, Stanford, or the London School of Economics.
Strong candidates will have:
We offer a relaxed yet stimulating work environment where you will be challenged and your skills as a researcher extended. Our past RAs have gone on to high level public sector positions and to PhD-level study at top international universities.