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- Graphics and Web Posting Associate
- Health Policy Analyst/Senior Health Policy Analyst
- Human Resources Director
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- Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst – Federal Fiscal and Economic Policy
- State Communications Specialist
- State Strategies Manager
As a part of your application, we ask that you submit several documents, detailed below, to help us learn more about who you are as an individual and as a candidate. It is best to have these documents and materials prepared before starting the application.
Provide a resume with relevant work experience and skills. Resume should be no longer than two pages.
Please submit a copy of your unofficial graduate transcripts. Official transcripts may be requested at a later date.
Short Essay Responses:
Respond to each of the following essay response prompts below. Use a maximum of 250 words per question.
- Why are you interested in this fellowship?
- What policy areas most interest you, and what are your career goals?
- Based on your personal experience and what you have learned in your coursework, how do you see government budget priorities and tax policies relating to issues of racial and economic inequality?
Two Writing Samples:
Provide two writing samples that demonstrate your ability to analyze and write concisely about complex policy topics.
- A blog post, issue brief, policy memo, or a shorter written product, not to exceed three pages. This submission is meant to demonstrate your ability to write concisely and convincingly about a complex subject.
- A research-oriented paper or excerpt from such a paper, not to exceed eight pages. This submission is meant to demonstrate your ability to provide thoughtful in-depth analysis on a complex subject.
Two Letters of Recommendation:
In addition to your submitted materials we ask that two letters of recommendation be submitted on your behalf. Letters should speak to your academic and/or professional skills and abilities. At least one letter should be written by an instructor or professor from your most recent graduate institution.
Diversity Statement (optional):
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is committed to promoting diversity in its fellowship program and in the public policy profession. Toward that end, we invite you to submit a statement explaining how you would contribute meaningfully to the diversity of this program and the profession. For example, your statement may address your geographic origin; age; culture and language; your experience overcoming barriers presented by race, social status, economics, or disability; or your experience working with communities that are poor or marginalized. Responses should not exceed 1,000 words.
To make review as straightforward as possible, please submit all of these materials along with your application in PDF or Microsoft Word format. All materials besides Resume and Letters of Recommendation (which recommenders will submit directly) should be uploaded under “Additional Materials.” Your application cannot be considered unless materials are submitted.