Data Analysis Intern at Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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Employer: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Expires: 06/02/2020

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.Qualifications:   Candidates should have strong quantitative skills, Stata programming skills, and some knowledge of or interest in programs for low-income familiesEducation: Recent graduates and graduate studentsSuccessful 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: June 1, 2020 11:59PM EST  Fall 2020 internship start dates: September 8, 2020 and September 14, 2020  Internship ends mid-December 2020  Compensation:   Undergraduate students receive $15.00 per hourStudents with a bachelor’s degree receive $16.00 per hour Graduate students receive $17.00 per hourStudents 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 researchRequired 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.   If you have read all of the information on this website about internships at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and still have an inquiry about the application process, please email: internship@cbpp.org.  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.