The IPS’s reputation as the leading economic policy research organisation in Sri Lanka is built on the expertise and experience of our people. We provide a vibrant environment to dynamic individuals inspired by the opportunity to bridge the gap between research excellence and policy impact. If you are interested in a career with the IPS, please explore our research and related open positions, below.

Research Staff

We offer you the opportunity to be part of a vibrant research team, with a high degree of autonomy to develop your research potential and policy functions. Placement of research staff in our regular cadre depends on your qualifications, skills and research experience, among others.

Undergraduate Internship Programme

We offer students the opportunity to take part in a dynamic internship programme that provides hands-on experience. Internship opportunities are available throughout the year to currently enrolled students or recent graduates in economics or closely related fields.

Graduate Student Internship Programme

We offer an opportunity for research collaboration for students registered for a Masters or PhD degree at a recognised university in Sri Lanka. Interested applicants must be working on socio-economic development issues of relevance to Sri Lanka.

Visiting Scholar Programme

We offer an opportunity for research collaboration to newly qualified, overseas based MPhil/PhD scholars keen to connect to the socio-economic development policy landscape in Sri Lanka. Interested applicants must be working on socio-economic development issues of relevance to Sri Lanka.

If you require further details or wish to submit an application, please contact us at ips@ips.lk indicating the position/programme as the subject line of the email.

Post of Research Assistant

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