Founded in 1991, BHI is the research arm of the Department of Economics at Suffolk University in Boston. The institute draws on faculty and student resources to produce readable, timely analyses of the issues. It distributes its research to interested citizens and to key opinion leaders and policy makers through various print and electronic media, including its quarterly newsletter, BHI NewsLink; policy studies; BHI FaxSheets; policy forums; opinion editorials; radio and TV interviews; and its web site (www.beaconhill.org).
BHI publications and events have been the subject of more than 1,000 reports, stories and opinion pieces in major newspapers and magazines throughout the United States, including the The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Christian Science Monitor, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times Magazine, New Republic, Newsweek, The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, Wall Street Journal and Washington Times. Coverage in the electronic media includes ABC World News Tonight, C-SPAN, CBS Evening News, CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, National Public Radio and all major Boston radio and TV stations as well as AP, UPI, Reuters, and Bloomberg wire services.
BHI specializes in the development of state-of-the-art economic and statistical models for policy analysis.
Mission and Vision
Statement of Mission
Grounded in the principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets, the Beacon Hill Institute engages in rigorous economic research and conducts educational programs for the purpose of producing and disseminating readable analyses of current public policy issues to voters, taxpayers, opinion leaders and policy makers.
Statement of Vision
The Beacon Hill Institute is a world-renowned learning and research center that develops and performs innovative economic and statistical analyses of current and emerging public policy issues. It aims to strengthen that function by: providing local, state, national and international research entities with state-of-the-art tools and economic analyses, partnering with a PhD granting department of economics, and expanding its reputation for providing objective analysis to examine and influence public policy.
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Internship Opportunities at the Beacon Hill Institute
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: telecommunication taxation, Medicaid spending research; labor policy and school construction in Massachusetts, State Competitiveness Report data gathering; State Tax Analysis Modeling Program (STAMP) data collection and analysis and contributing to our web site development.
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
- Sort and review press articles and policy issue releases
- Clip and copy articles of interest from newspapers, magazines and journals
- Assist with data entry for database and survey tabulation
- Perform general office assistance
- 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
- Letters of recommendation for graduate school or employment
- Learn about the state-based "think-tank" network across the U.S.
Individuals interested in applying for an internship should send a cover letter and resume to:
Director, Communications and Information Systems
Beacon Hill Institute
8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108-2770.
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Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University
8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
Directions to BHI's office in downtown Boston:
The Beacon Hill Institute is located at:
1 Bowdoin Square
Boston, MA 02114
Bordered by Cambridge Street and New Chardon Street/Bowdoin Square in Boston's West End/Beacon Hill neighborhood. The T's Blue Line Bowdoin Station is located in front of 6 Bowdoin Square, next door.
By Public Transportation
Blue Line: Get off at Bowdoin Station, the last stop on the Blue Line. As you come out of the station's steps, take an immediate left and walk 100 feet to 1 Bowdoin Square. Cardinal Cushing Park is located in front of the building.
From the North via Interstate 93 Take Interstate 93 south to Boston and take exit 26 toward North Station. Turn right on Nashua Street and left onto Lomasney Way. Lomasney Way will become Merrimack Street. Turn Right onto New Chardon Street. The Building is at the corner of New Chardon and Cambridge Street.
From the West via Interstate 90 (The Massachusetts Turnpike) Follow Interstate 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) into Boston. Take exit 24
ABC to I-93 North and the Thomas P "Tip" O'Neill Tunnel, toward Concord, NH. Take exit 23 off of I-93 for Government Center. Make a right onto North Street, followed by another right onto Congress St. Turn Left onto New Chardon.
From the South via Interstates 95 and 93 Take Interstate 95 north to Interstate 93 north into Boston. Take exit 24 ABC to I-93 North and the Thomas P "Tip" O'Neill Tunnel, toward Concord, NH. Take exit 23 off of I-93 for Government Center. Make a right onto North Street, followed by another right onto Congress St. Turn Left onto New Chardon.
Public Parking is available at Center Plaza. Go left on Cambridge Street toward Government Center and turn right onto Somerset Street. Take a left into entrance of Center Plaza Parking Garage.