Job Postings

So, you’re ready to build a meaningful career advancing liberty? Congratulations! You’re already on the right track if you’re visiting the Mercatus Center jobs page.>/p>

We recognize that applying for jobs is time consuming, and you took the time to seek out our organization and fill out an online application, so we’d like to honor your time by being as transparent as possible about what’s going on behind the scenes throughout our hiring process. Here are a few guidelines to help you successfully navigate the process.

How do I apply?

Open opportunities are listed on our website, so please submit an application through our online application process. You don’t need “the perfect resume” to capture our attention, but do take the time to let us know why you’d like to work for the Mercatus Center, what our mission means to you, and why you are applying to this specific role. Hint: cutting and pasting a form cover letter won’t help us get to know you better.

I’ve submitted an application; what next? How long until I hear back?

  1. A real live person on our team, not a system algorithm, will review your application, usually within two to three weeks of submission. During high volume recruiting or unexpected circumstances, it may take us a bit longer, but a member of our team will review your application and give you an update on your status.
  2. A member of our team may contact you for an introductory interview, which will most likely be over the phone. Most of our roles will require at least one on-site interview, possibly more if there’s mutual interest!
  3. We will conduct a reference check, background verification, and present you with an offer if you’re selected as the best person for the role.

I didn’t get the job, but I really want to work for the Mercatus Center. What should I do next?

We make an effort to update you on your status, regardless of the outcome. And we are constantly growing, which means new opportunities arise frequently. Please check back for new opportunities or send an application to the “future candidate” job posting to be on our short list when future roles open up.

What if these roles aren’t quite what I’m looking for?

We’re always looking for candidates that are passionate about our mission and exemplify our values. So even if you currently don't see a suitable opening, we encourage you to share your interest in future opportunities by applying to the future candidate job.