Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Fiscal Policy Intern

We welcome applications for 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 policy team, and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects according to their specific interest.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on taxes, entitlement programs, budgetary policy, and the economy;
  • Contribute to daily blog entries on http://crfb.org/blog;
  • Attend and brief CRFB staff on high-level policy discussions and events;
  • Contribute to press releases, policy papers, and op-eds;
  • Maintain and update the website;
  • Track budget-related news;
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 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;
  • Familiarity with internet research tools;
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment;
  • Be a flexible and enthusiastic team player.

Application Process

E-mail resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (no more than six pages) to internship@crfb.org. No phone calls, please. When applying, please write "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.