Equity and Inclusion Intern

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 has an opening for a fall intern to work with the Senior Director and Counselor, Equity and Inclusion, who leads the organization’s efforts to develop and implement policies and practices to build a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization in fulfillment of the Center’s mission and values. At a high level this work entails creating opportunities to expand staff capacity, supporting implementation of new policies and organizational practices, creating organizational accountability tools and strategies, and developing systems to track progress towards stated goals.

Additionally, the Senior Director and Counselor, Equity and Inclusion coordinates the Center’s State Policy Fellowship program, a two-year fellowship opportunity designed to expand the diversity of voices that speak with authority in state policy debates. The program identifies highly motivated candidates — with particular attention to candidates having experience with communities that are underrepresented in state policy debates — with a demonstrated interest in working on public policies that affect low-income and diverse communities and have implications for racial equity.

Responsibilities

The intern will report to the Senior Director and Counselor, Equity and Inclusion. Responsibilities will be varied and will include supporting an array of projects related to the organization’s equity and inclusion work and the Fellowship program.

Equity & Inclusion

  • Provide programmatic and logistical support to the Equity and Inclusion Working Group
  • Help to coordinate, organize, and staff organizational meetings regarding equity and inclusion
  • Provide programmatic and logistical support to the Senior Director and Counselor, Equity and Inclusion in working with specific departments or teams within the organization
  • Participate and take notes in meetings involving external partners and advocates engaged in equity and inclusion efforts

State Policy Fellowship Program

  • Organize and provide logistical support for monthly webinars and other fellowship programming
  • Provide support in collecting information relevant for grant reports or other funder materials
  • Assist with programmatic and logistical planning for in-person convenings such as the Fellows orientation and IMPACT pre-meeting
  • Provide logistical support during the recruitment and hiring process
  • Show initiative and propose new ways to coordinate and streamline the work

Qualifications

  • Highly organized, attentive to detail, and able to manage multiple tasks for different projects/supervisors (often on a time-sensitive basis)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to reducing poverty and advancing racial equity
  • Ability to effectively work across cultural difference
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft Office productivity applications, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • This internship position is open to current undergraduate and graduate students (including law), as well as recent graduates
  • Education: undergraduate or graduate students, recent graduates

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: February 1, 2021 11:59PM EST

Summer 2021 Internship Start Dates: June 1, 2021 and June 8, 2021

Internship End Date: Mid-August 2021

Compensation:

  • 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)
  • Résumé
  • Transcripts
  • 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.

If you have read all of the information on this website about internships at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and still have an inquiry about the application process, please email: [email protected].

Please submit your application here.

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.