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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits working on public policy issues affecting low-income families and individuals. It has a national reputation for conducting rigorous research and analysis, developing policy ideas and strategies, shaping a broad array of policy debates at the federal and state levels, and influencing policy outcomes. It works on budget and tax policy, health care, and a range of programs important to low-income people. The Center’s funding comes from private foundations and individuals.
Each semester, two interns play a collaborative role in supporting the Government Affairs team. Interns get a unique opportunity to contribute to the Center’s policy areas, primarily by tracking congressional budget and appropriations proposals and legislation affecting budget/tax policy and safety net programs.
Intern duties include:
- Tracking current legislation and amendments moving through the congressional process; attending hearings/markups and other policy events; summarizing policy debates;
- Monitoring statements from policymakers and experts;
- Maintaining a SharePoint database containing contacts for congressional staff and coalition partners;
- Maintaining vote/policy stance/target grids;
- Formulating responses to questions and requests for information from external partner organizations and individuals; and
- Preparing briefing materials.
- Education: Undergraduate student or recent graduates with coursework/major in policy, government/political science, or related field
- Candidates should have a strong research, writing, communications skills;
- Effective problem-solving skills; and
- An ability to multi-task and juggle competing deadlines.
- Candidates should express understanding and passion for the Center’s policy areas of focus and interest in low-income issues.
- Desire to learn more about the legislative policy process and advocacy coalitions
- Comfortable with MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and databases
Application deadline: February 1, 2020
Summer 2020 internship start dates: May 26, 2020 and June 1, 2020
- Doctoral students may receive between $16.00 - $19.00, depending on progress towards completion of degree requirements, relevant coursework and research.
- Students with a master’s or law degree receive $17.00 per hour.
- Graduate students receive $16.00 per hour.
- Students with a bachelor's degree receive $15.00 per hour.
- Undergraduate students receive $14.00 per hour.
International students are welcome to apply. The Center does not provide financial sponsorship for visas or work permits. You must have documentation of work authorization for the U.S. AND a U.S. Social Security number to be employed by the Center. (Please indicate that you are an international student on the application form.)
Required application materials. Please submit the following:
- Cover letter (please include a discussion of what draws you to the mission of the Center)
- Contact information for two references
Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Once you submit your application, you will receive an electronic confirmation. Applications submitted by mail or email will not be accepted. Due to the volume of applications received, only candidates who will be interviewed will be contacted. We are unable to respond to individual inquiries about the status of your application. Visit https://www.cbpp.org/careers/intern for more information about the Center's internship program. No phone calls, please.
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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of any protected status under federal or local law including Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.