Economic Policy and Research Center

About the Economic Policy Research Center:

Founded in 2002, the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) aims to improve the welfare of citizens through expert guidance from decision makers in various issues of economy, capacity-­‐building of public institutions, and civil oversight of budgetary expenditures. The organization was created to build a contemporary economic research capacity in Georgia, to enhance economic decision-making and to be an important voice in economic and policy discussions.

Project:

The selected fellow would assist in a variety of projects, including the preparation of the 2017 Tbilisi International Security Conference, an annual conference convened by EPRC focusing on hybrid welfare, Europe’s new geopolitical landscape, and energy security, among other relevant topics. The fellow will also work on writing policy briefs for EPRC and monitoring of the Association Agreement policymaking of the EU. The fellow will work under the mentorship and supervision of EPRC Executive Director Nino Evgendize, an alumna of CDDRL’s Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program.

Eligibility and Skills Required:

  • Strong analytical expertise, specifically on economic policy and security
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized

Language Requirement:

  • English language skills will be enough to work as well as communicate with EPRC staff; Familiarity with Georgian and/or Russian a plus

Location:

EPRC Head Office, 85 Paliashvili Street, 4th floor, Vake District, Tbilisi, Georgia

Visa Requirements:

Visas are required for certain foreign nationals. Students that are citizens from these countries must obtain a visa. FSI will help finalists with the visa process.

Stipend:

FSI is committed to providing its opportunities to students regardless of financial constraints. FSI’s Global Policy Fellows are provided with a stipend to cover travel and living expenses during the summer. These stipends average $6,400 per student. Students must submit a budget with their estimated costs along with their application. If you have additional financial constraints that you think may prevent you from participating in this program, please contact Katie Kuruc directly.

Special Note:

EPRC has 12 staff members, all of them very friendly and helpful in the working process. The working environment is very pleasant. EPRC has had extensive experience working with international visitors, including several fellows from other European universities, Stanford University case writers, and other international interns visiting for weeks and months at a time. The fellow will be mainly working with EPRC Executive Director Nino Evgenidze and Research Program Manager Irina Guruli.

There are several housing options available in the area (hotels and private apartments for rent). EPRC staff will assist potential fellow in looking for housing opportunities, booking process etc.

Application:

Applicants will be asked to submit:

  • Application Form
  • Name of faculty reference (letter of recommendation is not required)
  • CV/Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Budget