Spring 2022-Paid Internship (Remote)

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

About the organization

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is a high-caliber strategic policy institute that informs and shapes public policies to reduce poverty, promote equity, and build opportunity and engages on how to raise the revenues necessary to support public investments. It has a national reputation for conducting rigorous research and analysis, developing evidence-based policy ideas and strategies, shaping a broad array of policy debates at the federal and state levels, and influencing policy outcomes and program implementation. It focuses its efforts on improving people's lives with low and moderate incomes and examines how policies affect particular groups, including people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people. In addition, the Center is known for its unique capacity to blend rigorous, timely analysis with effective communications that enable policymakers and the media to use its work.

Duties

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is a high-caliber strategic policy institute that informs and shapes public policies to reduce poverty, promote equity, and build opportunity and engages on how to raise the revenues necessary to support public investments. It has a national reputation for conducting rigorous research and analysis, developing evidence-based policy ideas and strategies, shaping a broad array of policy debates at the federal and state levels, and influencing policy outcomes and program implementation. It focuses its efforts on improving the lives of people with low and moderate incomes and examines how policies affect particular groups, including people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people. The Center is known for its unique capacity to blend rigorous, timely analysis with effective communications that enable policymakers and the media to make use of its work.

The Center seeks highly motivated individuals in the following areas for full-and occasionally part-time paid internships. Research, fact-gathering, writing, analytic, advocacy, campaigns, communications, project coordination, data analysis, and fundraising.

The Center’s robust internship offers an opportunity to do substantive work alongside policy experts, participate in various learning and networking events, and structured mentorship and professional development programs.

Qualifications

Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates.

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 — particularly candidates who have 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.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST
Spring 2022 Internship Start Date: January 1
Internship End Date: Mid-May 2022

The spring 2022 internship will be remote. Intern work hours are generally expected to be during core Eastern time business hours.

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.

Salary

$15.20-$20.00 per hour

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Required application materials:

• Cover letter (please include a discussion of what draws you to the mission of the Center)
• Résumé
• Transcript(s)
• Contact information for two references

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