State Fiscal Policy Network and Organizational Effectiveness 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 systems and programs vital to low- and moderate-income people. The Center’s funding comes from private foundations and individuals. The State Fiscal Policy (SFP) department at the Center conducts research and analysis of tax and budget developments in the states, focusing on how they affect low-income families and individuals. SFP also coordinates and provides in-depth assistance to the State Priorities Partnership (SPP), a network of 43 state-level organizations engaged in on-the-ground state fiscal policy work.

Network and Org Effectiveness interns will support efforts to engage, support, and strengthen SPP staff and organizations. Tasks range from supporting the onboarding of new SPP directors to researching organizational best practices and supporting SPP steering committee meetings. Network and Org Effectiveness interns should have a strong interest in executing high-quality SPP monthly newsletters and events. Interns will gain experience in organizational management and stakeholder engagement, assist in planning events and training, and research current trends in organizational development.

Qualifications:

  • Some previous work or volunteer experience related to management, event planning, or writing newsletters for nonprofits is preferred but not required
  • Strong writing, research, organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Familiarity with CRM or engagement software (e.g., Salesforce, CVENT, or MailChimp)
  • Demonstrated interest in nonprofit management, racial equity, and/or event planning
  • Strong interest in CBPP mission
  • Education: Prefer grad student or recent grads

Successful interns will commit to the Center's mission to improve low- and moderate-income people’s well-being 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: June 1, 2021, 11:59PM EST
Fall 2021 Internship Start Date: September 7, 2021
Internship End Date: Mid-December 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.

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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.