Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Communications Intern

We welcome applications for Spring or Summer 2017

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is always looking for enthusiastic interns to join our team! We are a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public on issues with significant fiscal policy impact. Our bipartisan leadership comprises some of the nation's leading budget experts, including many past heads of the House and Senate Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.

We welcome applications from highly motivated undergraduate or graduate students year-round, though interns typically work for one semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer). Interns may work full-time, or part-time while attending classes in the DC area. Interns work as a full member of our fast-paced communications team, and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects according to their specific interest.


  • Review the media every day for relevant articles about CRFB and its issues; circulate an overview to the CRFB president and staff
  • Contribute to press releases, policy explainers, and op-eds
  • Draft tweets and Facebook posts
  • Database research and management
  • Help maintain and update the website
  • Attend events related to fiscal and budget policy
  • Write blogs about fiscal issues
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Enrollment in or recent completion of an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Interest in fiscal policy and budgetary & economic issues
  • Proven research and analytical skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Experience with and interest in social media
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • A flexible and enthusiastic team player

Application Process

E-mail resumé, cover letter, and one writing sample (no more than six pages) to No phone calls, please. When applying, please write "Communications Intern Application" in the subject line, along with the term you are applying for (e.g., Spring 2017). Applicants must be currently eligible to be employed in the United States. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is an equal opportunity employer.