Research Associate

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a nonpartisan, 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.

The Research Associate will contribute to the organization’s analysis of federal tax, health, disability, budget, and economic policy issues. The individual will join a growing team of policy thought leaders, and work directly with other staff to conduct research, edit and fact check publications, and perform some administrative tasks as requested. We are looking for a team player with a strong interest in federal fiscal policy.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support policy staff by conducting research on various fiscal policy topics.
  • Edit, proofread, and fact-check a variety of policy papers, blogs, memos and other materials.
  • Contribute to writing of policy papers, issue briefs, op-eds, background memos and blog posts.
  • Help staff coordinate public and private policy related events.
  • Perform various administrative duties.


Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Some knowledge of fiscal policy and familiarity with CBO documents.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced team environment.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with internet based research tools.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work to meet multiple deadlines. 
  • A bachelor’s degree.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and writing sample no longer than six pages to When applying, please write “Research Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Salary and title commensurate with experience. Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is an equal opportunity employer.