U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Secretary / Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources / Office of Budget
The Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources (ASFR) seeks student interns to work within the Office of Budget (OB) on policy and budget issues for a variety of HHS programs. The OB plays a lead role in developing the HHS budget, interacting with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Congressional Appropriations Committees, analyzing Congressional actions, and managing communication among stakeholders.
Student interns handle multiple assignments at once and are treated as professional staff. Student interns gain exposure to internal HHS policy development and decision-making by preparing decision materials, attending meetings, and providing briefings to high-ranking policy officials. Student interns will complete and present at least one comprehensive long-term project by the end of the student interns’ tenure.
This student internship is an excellent fit for students with diverse backgrounds and experiences; strong communication, analytical, and time-management skills; and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. In the past, OB interns typically have been pursuing master’s degrees in public policy, public administration, or public health, or pursuing a juris doctor, but we will consider all well-qualified graduate students and undergraduate students. See the full posting to learn more.
Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree and must be returning to school in Fall 2021. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume (including current grade point average), and writing sample (less than five pages) to Anna Leonard (Anna.Leonard@hhs.gov). Please indicate in your cover letter the branch or branches to which you are applying (described in the internship posting).
The application deadline is January 4, 2021