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Mercatus Center Roles

We are passionate about the work we do and the ideas that will lead to a better world for everyone. Our accomplishments are thanks to the hard work and dedication of our community of scholars, students, and staff.

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University serves as a vital bridge between academic ideas and real-world problems. We’re looking for talented individuals who can help us achieve our goals. People work here because they love our unique culture, openness to new and innovative ideas, and intellectual curiosity. Many staff have come to call Mercatus home for decades, building rewarding careers where they grow and flourish not only professionally, 

but as people.

FAQs

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I just submitted my application; what's next?
Once you apply, a member of our Human Resources team will review your application, and if you are a good fit for Mercatus, we will contact you for an introductory interview. If there is an open opportunity that fits your interests and skillset, the next step is an interview with the hiring manager. This interview is followed by panel interviews with your potential colleagues. Some roles require an assessment, such as a skill test or case study.


I didn't get the job, but I really want to work at Mercatus. What should I do next?
We are constantly looking for individuals who can create value to support our mission, which means new opportunities arise frequently. Please check back on this page for new opportunities, create an account, and submit an application to the 
Social Entrepreneur posting to be on our short list when future roles open up.

What if there isn't an open role that matches my interests and experience, but I'm still interested in Mercatus?
We're always looking for candidates who are passionate about our mission and exemplify our principles. Even if you currently don't see a suitable opening, we encourage you to share your interest in future opportunities by applying to the 
Social Entrepreneur posting.


What is it like to work at 
the Mercatus Center?

Leah Kral
Director of Strategic Management Systems

"In my twelve years of working at Mercatus, what I enjoy so much is our culture.  Our mission ties us all together with a strong common bond.  We only hire people who are entrepreneurial and aren’t afraid to respectfully challenge or disagree, and it is that culture of freedom that empowers everyone to create value. It is commonplace to socialize with colleagues after work, and during work we often have fun hallway conversations about ideas and policy. Great place to work!"
 

Emily Hamilton
Research Fellow

Why Mercatus?

HEALTH

COMPENSATION

PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

CULTURE

FLEXIBILITY

TRANSPORTATION

  • Employer-paid Medical and Dental Premiums
  • HSA and FSA Accounts
  • Onsite Fitness Center
  • Paid Family Leave 
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Performance-based Bonuses
  • 12 Annual Credits of Free Tuition at George Mason University
  • Employer-paid Professional Development Opportunities
  • Employer-paid Secure Garage Parking and Bike Racks
  • SmarTrip FSA
  • Close to Virginia Square and Clarendon Metro Stations
  • Flexible Work Policies
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Social Events
  • Opportunities for Growth and Entreprenuership
  • Passion for the Mission

© 2018 Mercatus Center. All rights reserved.

Why Mercatus?

HEALTH

COMPENSATION

PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

CULTURE

FLEXIBILITY

TRANSPORTATION

  • Employer-paid Medical and Dental Premiums
  • HSA and FSA Accounts
  • Onsite Fitness Center
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Performance Based Bonuses
  • 12 Annual Credits of Free Tuition at George Mason University
  • Employer-paid Professional Development Opportunities
  • Employer-paid Secure Garage Parking and Bike Racks
  • SmarTrip FSA
  • Close to Virginia Square and Clarendon Metro Stations
  • Flexible Work Policies
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Social Events
  • Opportunities for Growth and Entrepreneurship
  • Passion for the Mission

"I came to Mercatus as an MA Fellow, and since joining full-time, I’ve held three different jobs. During my time here I’ve had fantastic opportunities to learn from my colleagues about economics, law, history, and policy. Mercatus is a great place for entrepreneurial people to grow in their careers."