Friday, August 21, 2020

Paid Spring 2021 Data Analysis Intern with the Center on Budget & Policy for Current Students or Recent Grads

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 Data Analysis team analyzes economic developments affecting low- and moderate-income Americans, including trends in poverty and income inequality. In addition, we analyze the extent to which the safety net is reaching people in need, and we promote its successes of recent decades.

The Data Analysis team is housed within the Family Income Support team and works extensively with other Center divisions (such as Federal Fiscal Policy, Health Policy, Food Assistance Policy, Housing Policy, and Government Affairs) and supports the State Priorities Partnership, a network of independent state fiscal policy organizations.
  • Candidates should have strong quantitative skills, Stata programming skills, and some knowledge of or interest in programs for low-income families.
  • Education: Recent graduates and graduate students.

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 11:59 PM 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)
  • 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 for more information about the Center’s internship program. No phone calls, please.