- Communications Intern
- Data Intern
- Family Income Support Intern
- Federal Fiscal Policy Intern
- Food Assistance Intern
- Food Assistance Research Analyst
- Fundraising and Development Department Intern
- Government Affairs Intern
- Graphics and Web Posting Associate
- Health and Housing Integration Project Intern
- Housing Policy Intern
- Human Resources Director
- JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of Operations, International Budget Partnership
- Outreach Intern
- Policy Analyst – Federal Fiscal Policy
- Research Assistant or Research Associate - Federal Fiscal Policy
- State Campaigns Specialist
- State Communications Specialist
- State Fiscal Policy Research Intern
- State Fiscal Project Development Intern
- State Fiscal Project Outreach Intern
- State Strategies Manager
- Summer 2020 Health Policy Intern
Health and Housing
Ali Safawi is an intern for Connecting the Dots, a joint project between the Health and Housing teams. Before coming to the Center, he was legislative intern at the Michigan House of Representatives where he worked for a Democratic member of the Health Policy committee and has also previously interned with Workit Health, a digital substance abuse treatment startup. A proud Michigander, he worked both with the College Democrats and with congressional and gubernatorial campaigns. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Community and Global Public Health from the University of Michigan in May 2019 and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Health in Health Policy at the George Washington University.
Amalis Córdova is an intern with the Health Policy team. She is from Dorado, Puerto Rico, and a sophomore at The George Washington University, where she is majoring in public health and sociology and works as a research assistant for the Community Oriented Primary Care Department. She is a member of the GW Model United Nations staff and volunteers for One Tent Health to provide free HIV screenings in the Washington, D.C. area.
Assiatu Bantama is an intern with the Human Resources team. She is a senior communication major at The University of Maryland, College Park. Assiatu was born in Sierra Leone but has lived in Maryland since age 2.
Devin Hiett is an intern with the Communications team. She recently graduated as a first-generation college student from the University of Oklahoma with B.A. degrees in journalism and international studies. Previously, she was the legislative and communications intern at Sally’s List, a nonprofit in Oklahoma City that recruits and trains women to run for office. She also helped launch the first global magazine for intersectional feminists in higher education and wrote for her university’s newspaper, where she focused on gender and racial equality issues on campus.
Family Income Support Team Intern
Eleanor Bragg is an intern with the Family Income Support team. She previously worked at CBPP in Fall 2019 as an intern on the Development team. She has also interned at Community Housing of Maine, a permanent supportive housing developer and advocacy group, and worked as a research assistant on a biological history book project through the Radcliffe Institute. She has a bachelor’s degree in History & Literature from Harvard College.
Federal Fiscal Policy
Harjot Sodhi is an intern with the Federal Fiscal Policy team. He is a senior at the University of Florida, where he is studying economics and political science. While at UF, he has been involved in several research projects, including on international trade and affordable housing. He has also served on the Gainesville Advisory Board for Community Development and as a Voting Rights Ambassador for the Andrew Goodman Foundation.
Jacqueline Lantsman is a research intern with the State Fiscal Policy team. She is an M.P.H. candidate in health policy at The George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health. She received a B.A. in public health at American University, with a double minor in education studies and criminal justice.
State Fiscal Policy Outreach
Jay Patel is an outreach intern with the State Fiscal Policy team. Previously, he worked as a trade analyst ensuring client compliance with U.S., European Union, and Canadian customs, World Trade Organization trade agreements, and international trade law. Jay recently completed his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Nottingham, where he completed his dissertation on the topic of economic development incentives. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Michigan State University.
Jazmin Jimenez Estrada
Jazmin Jimenez Estrada is an intern with the Government Affairs team. Previously, she worked as an intake specialist for Colorado Legal Services, where she helped underprivileged communities with government assistance programs. Throughout her undergraduate years, she gained experience in advocacy work while translating for a grassroots nonprofit organization in Nicaragua and leading economic development projects in Kenya and Ethiopia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Development from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Jordan Blakemore is an intern with the EITC Outreach team. She is a senior at the University of Arkansas, majoring in social work with a minor in political science. Previously, Jordan was an intern at the Washington Regional Medical Center, Compassion House Ministries, and Faith in Action. She also served as an AmeriCorps Volunteer Team Leader working with middle school and high school volunteers in community service.
Kelsey Boone is an intern with the Food Assistance team. She received an undergraduate degree from Drexel University, where she majored in biology and worked in a policy lab that focused on the intersection of science, technology, and policy. She also obtained a master's degree in public policy at Northeastern University, and worked with a professor whose research interests focused on international food policy. Last summer, Kelsey interned at Economic Mobility Pathways in Boston.
Kyle Ross is an intern with the Government Affairs team. He previously interned at North Carolina's Chatham County Democratic Party and at Bloomberg Government. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he helped construct multiple research projects, including such an examination of racial disparities in the North Carolina criminal justice system and a public opinion survey on political and racial attitudes towards the NFL national anthem protests.
Lauryn Thomas is an intern with the IT team. A Washington, D.C. native, she recently graduated from Virginia State University with a B.A. in humanities and social sciences. She received her IT certifications from the University of the District of Columbia.
State Fiscal Policy
Libby Chamberlin is an intern with the State Fiscal Policy team. After graduating from Hamilton College with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, French, and Mandarin, Libby worked for Senator Bernie Sanders in her home state of Vermont and then for the Senator’s health policy team in Washington. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Policy at George Washington University, focusing on public health.
Madeline Youngren is an intern with the Housing Team. Madeline was previously a Policy and Impact Intern at a Community Development Financial Institution that directly deployed capital to sustain affordable housing, a Research Intern for the Housing and Community Development Department at the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, a Legal Assistant at a public interest energy law firm, and a Legal Intern at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She graduated in May 2017 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies (Virginia Tech CAUS) with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy and Planning and a minor in Science, Engineering, and Law. She is pursuing a Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning with a specialization in Housing and Economic Development from Virginia Tech CAUS in the Northern Capital Region.
State Fiscal Policy Communications
Mark Maier is an intern with the SFP communications team. A Wisconsin native, he graduated with distinction in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in summer 2019. Prior to coming to CBPP, he interned for the Global Language Network, a nonprofit organization, as well as for his local Democratic Party, Wisconsin State Representative David Crowley, and UK Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Melody is a development intern with the State Fiscal Policy team. She has worked with two research labs at George Mason University, in cognitive behavioral neuroscience and autonomous vehicle development. After graduating with a degree in psychology and a minor in philosophy and law, she served as a development intern with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute.
Family Income Support
Nick McFaden is an intern with the Family Income Support team. Previously, he helped conduct experimental economics research at the Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics. He completed a bachelor’s degree in Economics at George Mason University in May 2019 and is now pursuing a master’s degree in Economics at the same university.
Rebecca Poutasse is an intern with the Communications team. Previously, she worked as a Communications Assistant for Virginia Tech’s Global Education Office, and she completed a communications internship with KIPP DC, a network of schools in the District committed to education equity. She recently graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Journalism with minors in Professional and Technical Writing, Leadership and Social Change, and Global Engagement.
State Fiscal Policy Outreach
Yi-Chen Tsai is an outreach intern on the State Fiscal Policy team. Prior to CBPP, she interned at New York State Assembly member Pamela Hunter's office, and with Vital Voices Global Partnership as a communications and development intern. She recently graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Zebib Gebretensae is an intern with the Development team. She is an international student at the University of the Potomac, enrolled in the Healthcare Administration master’s program. Zebib is originally from Ethiopia and moved to the United States to attend Agnes Scott College, where she received an undergraduate degree in chemistry.