Internship, Career and Grad School Prep

  • Pre-Doc Position: Research Assistant BCFG

    We are seeking two full-time Research Assistants to join the Behavior Change for Good Initiative (BCFG) at the University of Pennsylvania. 

    BCFG is led by Professors Katherine Milkman, Angela Duckworth and an interdisciplinary team of over 140 world-renowned economists, computer scientists, doctors, and psychologists. BCFG specializes in conducting large-scale field experiments designed to promote sustained behavior change. We have formed partnerships with some of the world's largest organizations to reach millions of their customers and students. Learn more about BCFG at or through this Freakonomics podcast describing BCFG's founding vision:


    These two positions are ideal for individuals interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in behavioral economics or a related field and who are seeking to gain more research experience before applying to graduate programs. The Research Coordinators will support the work of our team scientists and will work particularly closely with Professors Katherine Milkman, Shlomo Benartzi, John Beshears, Colin Camerer, and Angela Duckworth. 


    Bachelor's degree with 1-2 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. A background in Economics, Psychology, Behavioral Economics, or Behavioral Science is preferred. The ideal candidate will have taken classes on econometrics and be proficient in either STATA or R, and comfortable working on UNIX servers. The anticipated start date for this position is June 2022.

    Interested applicants can apply for the position on Penn’s website:

    For more information, contact: Katherine Milkman at

If you have any questions, please contact Economics Advising Office at 860-486-3022.