Project Code: STATE-COD-34

Discover What Makes Congo’s Economy Tick

Project Title Discover What Makes Congo’s Economy Tick
Project Summary Research an array of Congolese economic issues including macroeconomic data analysis, mining sector deals, agricultural sector deep-dive, Chinese engagement, and more!
Country Congo
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Section ECON
Number of Interns 3
Project Description

Exciting open-ended project to research one of the world's most unusual economies! Take the job where your interests on the Congolese economy lead. Deep dive into a specific sector or help us track fast-moving economic indicators. You could explore state-owned enterprises in the mining sector, the informal economy in the agricultural sector, or the increasing Chinese presence in infrastructure, and other topics of interest.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Data analysis
Economic analysis
Additional Information

You will be part of the economic section team. While you will be working remotely, the rest of your team will be at the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa, DRC. We will have regular calls so that you remain engaged with the team. Access to a university library would be ideal. If you're on a semester in Francophone Africa, you'd be very welcome. We are looking forward to having you join!