Special Academic Opportunities

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Internship

Founded in 1981, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the leading organizations in the country working on public policy issues affecting low-income families and individuals.  The Center specializes in research and analysis oriented toward practical policy decisions and produces solid analytic reports on a timely basis that are accessible to public officials at national, state and local levels, to nonprofit organizations and to the media.  The Center seeks highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, who are interested in full- and part-time paid positions.


Paid summer internships are designed to reflect an intern’s interests in conjunction with the Center’s needs and legislative climate.  Interns work in the following areas: Media, Federal Legislation, Health Policy, Housing Policy, International Budget Project, Food Stamps, National Budget and Tax Policy, Outreach Campaigns, State Budget and Tax Policy and Welfare Reform and Income Support Division. Compensation is computed on a per hour basis.

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Application Procedure

Interested students should submit an application form, a resume, and educational transcript to:

internship@cbpp.org (for electronic submission), or by mail to:

Internship Coordinator
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
820 First St., NE, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20002


  • (Fall) July 15, 2009
  • (Spring) November 1, 2009
  • (Summer) March 1, 2009



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