- Administrative and Events Assistant
- Communications Associate
- Conference and Trainings Manager
- Data Research Associate
- Editor, Communications
- Executive Assistant - Communications
- Executive Assistant – State Fiscal Project
- Human Resources Director
- JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of Operations, International Budget Partnership
- Policy Analyst – Federal Tax Policy
- State Network Communications Manager
- User Support Specialist
Ava Ashrafian is an intern with the Communications team. She recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and minor in History. Previous to interning at CBPP, Ava worked as a Research Assistant for the British Columbia Council of International Cooperation where she produced a policy memo outlining the best indicators to measure the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, Ava spent last year working with Equal Voice, a multi-partisan non-profit dedicated to promoting women’s political participation. Ava’s interests include immigration, health, and all policy pertaining to poverty and inequality.
State Fiscal Project
Nick Camilien is a communications intern with the State Fiscal Project. Nick was born and raised in the DC area and attended Our Lady of Good Counsel high school in Olney, MD. He recently obtained a B.S. in economics with a minor in political science at the University of Scranton. In the preceding spring semester, Nick was an intern at the Scranton Chamber of commerce were he conducted outreach for the organization.
Patrick Dykiert is an intern in the communications department. He is currently in his third undergraduate year at Carnegie Mellon University studying Public Policy & Management along with Social Psychology. Patrick has worked on various research studies through the psychology department and is most interested in eliminating various stereotypes and implicit associations which cause difficulty in decreasing crime and poverty. As a Polish-American with two immigrant parents he also cares a lot about immigration policy and the impact it has on the nation as well as the impact that policy has on those coming to this country seeking opportunity.
Ben Goodman is an intern with the Federal Legislative team. He is currently a junior at Dartmouth College, where he is pursuing a B.A. in Government with a focus on American politics and is a member of the Dartmouth Rugby Football Club. Ben was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and recently served as an intern at Gordon Square Arts District, a neighborhood revitalization project located in the West Side of Cleveland. Ben has broad interests in social policy, civil rights, and congressional affairs. He plans to work on political campaigns and in legislative affairs after graduation.
Jayanthi is an intern with the Outreach Program. She has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Santa Clara University. Born and raised in Seattle, she worked at National CASA, a nonprofit that advocates for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. While attending university in California, Jayanthi interned at the Refugee Foster Care Program with Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. She is interested in public policy and social justice, particularly education reform.
Julia Robertson is an intern with the Food Assistance team. She has a B.A. in Political Science and History from UC San Diego and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy from the Trachtenberg School at The George Washington University. Prior to returning to graduate school, she worked as a paralegal at an intellectual property law firm in San Diego. While in graduate school, Julia has interned at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute and is currently serving as Treasurer for the Trachtenberg Student Organization. Julia is interested in urban and social policies that impact low-income families.
DC Fiscal Policy Institute
Chaz is an intern with the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, and was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He attended Oyster Bilingual and Georgetown Day School, then went to the University of Michigan where he double majored in Economics and Organizational Studies. Last summer Chaz was a research and communications fellow at New Rules for Global Finance. This fall he taught middle school math teacher at Cardozo Education Campus through Teach for America.
State Fiscal Project
David is an intern with the State Fiscal Project and a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Mozambique), with experience in teaching, training, and event planning. He also tinkers with social media outreach and podcasting. David has a B.A. in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Clark University.
Emma Sifre is an intern with the Federal Fiscal team. She graduated from the University of Connecticut where she received an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree in economic inequality. In the past, Emma has done research for the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research and the Social Enterprise Trust, a nonprofit dedicated to launching socially responsible business ventures. She is interested in the impact that economic policy has on the income distribution, and sustainable solutions to economic inequality.
Jena Speiser is an intern with the legislative team. She recently graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and a minor in Communications. Prior to joining the center, Jena worked for a Tallahassee lobbyist and assisted on issues relating to Education and Healthcare legislation. During her summers she helped high schoolers improve their competitive debate skills by working as a coach at the nation’s top institute for Student Congressional Debate. Jena is passionate about all civil rights issues, particularly those relating to mental health, race-relations, and the criminal justice system. While she is currently taking a year off to work, she plans to attend law school next fall.
Anna Swanson is an intern with the Health Policy team. She received her master’s in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and a bachelor of arts in Public Administration at Miami University. Prior to coming to CBPP, Anna was a graduate assistant at SU where she assisted in implementing wellness initiatives for the city of Syracuse, NY. Anna’s interests include sound social policy implementation, and in particular, initiatives like Medicaid Expansion and expanding access to federal nutrition benefits.
Family Income Support
Kelly Turner is an intern with the Family Income Support team. She has a B.A. in English and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy at the University of Maryland. Prior to returning to graduate school she worked as a paralegal in a Washington, D.C. based litigation firm. While in graduate school she has interned with the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Economic Policy Project and with the Defense Capabilities and Management team at the Government Accountability Office. Kelly is interested in social policy, especially poverty and inequality.
Henry Watson is an intern with the Housing team. He is currently pursuing a dual BA/MPP at American University, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Policy. Prior to CBPP, Henry worked at the U.S. Senate, the Bipartisan Policy Center, and CG/LA Infrastructure. Henry is interested in metropolitan policy, specifically as it intersects with poverty.
State Fiscal Project, Research
Sam Waxman is a research intern with the State Fiscal Project team. She has a B.A. in English and Classics from Bowdoin College and has just completed a Master’s degree in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania. She was most recently a Legislative Fellow in the congressional office of Keith Ellison (D-MN 05), in addition to previous experience in workforce development and nonprofit consulting. Samantha is interested in economic policy, particularly community and economic development, labor, and tax policy.
Jiayang Wu is an intern with the Development team. She is currently working on her Masters of Public Administration at the George Washington University. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from Hunan University in China. Jiayang previously worked as an intern editor in China Central Television, in addition to three years of experience as a part-time assistant in a local student financial assistance center. She has general interests in social policy, particularly in poverty and inequality.