The Center seeks highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates, in the following areas for full-and occasionally part-time paid internships: Media, Federal Legislation, Health Policy, Housing Policy, Food Assistance, National Budget and Tax Policy, Outreach Campaigns, State Fiscal Project and Welfare Reform and Income Support Division
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Organization: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan research and policy institute. They pursue federal and state policies designed both to reduce poverty and inequality and to restore fiscal responsibility in equitable and effective ways. They apply our deep expertise in budget and tax issues and in programs and policies that help low-income people, in order to help inform debates and achieve better policy outcomes.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities applies extensive understanding of budgets, taxes, low-income programs, and social insurance programs – along with analytic skills and the keen strategic sense for which we are known – to inform and shape debates, influence outcomes, and achieve concrete results.
Duty station: Washington, DC
Deadline: For summer internships, February 1
For fall internships, priority given to applications received by June 1
For spring internships, priority given to applications received by October 1
Timeframe: 10-12 weeks
Description: The positions are designed to reflect an intern's interests in conjunction with the Center's needs and the legislative climate. Applicants should have research, fact-gathering, writing, analytic, and computer skills and a willingness to do administrative as well as substantive tasks.
Internships are available for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. However, not all positions are available every semester. The typical length of an internship is one semester (approximately 10-12 weeks). Individuals interested in a second internship may qualify upon a review of Center needs at the end of the first internship.
Requirements: At a minimum, applicants must be undergraduate students. Intern duties and requirements may vary depending on the Center's needs and the abilities and interests of each intern.
Wage: Doctoral students may receive between $14.50 - $17.50, depending on progress towards completion of degree requirements, relevant coursework and research
-Students with a Master’s or Law degree receive $15.50 per hour
-Graduate students receive $14.50 per hour
-Students with a Bachelor's degree receive $13.50 per hour
-Undergraduate students receive $12.50 per hour
Application process: To apply for an internship, please complete online application form. Applications are only accepted through this form. Please do not mail or email application materials.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Useful links: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
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