Home 5 Careers

Careers

Independent. Insightful. Curious. Collaborative.

ECO’s research integrates economics with other fields of insight. Our team of economists, sociologists, planners, policy analysts, demographers, spatial analysts, organizers, writers, and designers collaborates to bring new sources of insight that only reveal themselves in combination. Together, we clarify complexity.

ECOnorthwest is committed to improving its workplace diversity and inclusiveness. We believe our best work draws on teams with diverse backgrounds and experiences that reflect the multifaceted communities in which we work. Thus, we encourage applicants who would expand the diversity of lived experiences within our team.

Committed to rigorous research — and a lot of fun

Our ECOnorthwest team culture distills down easily—we strive for impact, work hard, rest well, and lift each other up. We value intellectual curiosity and constructive disagreement. People like it here because of how, why, and where we work.

A pillar of our firm’s success is our team-based project approach that creates support systems rooted in a culture of collaboration and ongoing education. We’re dedicated to quality and excellence in our analysis, and continue to attract top candidates from across the US. As a group, we care deeply about improving the communities we serve.

We have offices in Portland, Seattle, Boise, Bend, and Los Angeles. Our collaborative, hybrid work environment allows people the space to achieve true work/life balance, and we continually iterate toward a more supportive, more equitable company culture.

We know that our employees sometimes need to prioritize non-work commitments, and we all work together to make sure parents can parent, travelers can travel, and artists can create.

In ECO’s 2021 Workplace Climate survey, more than 90% of employees who responded indicated that they:

  • Feel respected and valued by coworkers and their supervisor
  • Think their opinion is valued when they speak up
  • Think ECO enables employees to balance work and personal life
  • Think all employees at ECO have a responsibility to promote workplace diversity and inclusion
  • Think ECO has provided enough resources to take advantage of the hybrid work model
Group of 4 ECO coworkers

We’ve got your back—and teeth. At ECO, you’re covered.

Health Insurance

100% company-paid employee medical/dental insurance for employees, including company-funded HRA or HSA

401(k) Match

Company 401(k) matching up to 7.78%

Paid Time Off

PTO starting at 3.5 weeks (plus 11 paid holidays), increasing with tenure

Service Award

A service award providing extra PTO starting after five years

Hybrid Schedule

3 in-office days and 2 work-from-home days per week

Additional benefits, including: Remote work stipend, flexible spending accounts, paid family leave, vision reimbursement, life and disability insurance, and jury duty pay.

Job Openings

If you would like to be kept in mind for additional future openings, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

No current openings

Please check back later

Internships

ECOnorthwest is committed to providing opportunities for curious and diverse individuals looking to grow and contribute to important policy work.

If you are interested in an internship with ECOnorthwest but are not eligible for any of the below internship pathways, we encourage you to send a resume and cover letter with your professional interests to our Human Resources Manager ([email protected]), to keep a lookout on this Careers page for upcoming career and internship opportunities, and to connect with us on LinkedIn.

ECOnorthwest offers four internship paths:

Urban Planning / Policy Internship (California)

This paid internship in our Los Angeles office offers undergraduate or graduate students the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in our Urban Systems practice area.

The Script Internship (Formerly Emerging Leaders)

Through our Intern Program, talented people of color and lower-socioeconomic rural youth are given opportunities to grow and a pathway to leadership.

View Website

Portland Planning Diversity Award Program (PPDA)

The purpose of these awards is to attract and support outstanding students from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including racial and ethnic backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in graduate urban planning programs.

View Website

Learn more about working at ECOnorthwest.

View our career fair webinars to learn what it’s like to work at ECOnorthwest.

Careers in Policy Consulting at ECOnorthwest Webinar Feb 2023

View Webinar

ECOnorthwest Career Fair Webinar 2022

View Webinar