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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 other policies and programs important to low- and moderate-income people. The Center’s funding comes from private foundations and individuals.
The Center’s Food Assistance division works at both the state and federal levels to strengthen federal food assistance programs, primarily the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), by analyzing proposed changes in government policies, designing and sharing new ideas to improve the programs, providing technical assistance to policymakers, conducting research on the programs, and working with federal and state nonprofits on these issues. The food assistance intern compiles and analyzes data, assists with research projects, and monitors legislative developments related to SNAP, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and other nutrition assistance programs.
- Candidates should have an interest in nutrition assistance.
- Demonstrated quantitative skills — experience working with Excel and the ability to pay close attention to detail. Experience with graphics software, or statistical software such as R or STATA are pluses, but not required.
- Experience with nutrition policy/social policy, and/or research experience preferred.
- Work experience with food banks or similar hunger-related organizations a plus.
- Education: Current graduate students or recent graduates, with coursework in public policy, public health, public administration, social work or similar field of study preferred
Successful interns will have a commitment to the Center’s mission to improve the well-being of low- and moderate-income people and advance racial equity as part of the Center’s work.
To expand the diversity of voices that speak with authority in federal and state policy debates, the Center’s internship program identifies highly motivated candidates — with particular attention to candidates having experience with communities that are underrepresented in policy debates — with a demonstrated interest in working on public policies that affect low-income and diverse communities and have implications for racial equity.
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.)
Application Deadline: October 4, 2020 11:59PM EST
Spring 2021 Internship Start Dates: January 11, 2021 and January 18, 2021
Internship End Date: May 14, 2021
- Undergraduate students receive $15.00 per hour.
- Students with a bachelor's degree receive $16.00 per hour.
- Graduate students receive $17.00 per hour.
- Students with a master’s or law degree receive $18.00 per hour.
- Doctoral students may receive $17.00 - $20.00, depending on progress towards completion of degree requirements, relevant coursework, and research.
Required application materials:
- 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 through our system 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 selected for interview 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of race, color, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, credit information, pregnancy or parental status, family responsibilities, personal appearance, creed, military or veteran status, religion, ancestry or national origin, union activities, disability, or other status protected by applicable law.