Thursday, February 20, 2014

Two Paid Summer Internship Opportunities with the Peter G. Peterson Foundation

PGPF Fiscal Internship Program in Washington, DC

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation established its Fiscal Internship Program in Washington DC, in the summer of 2010, with the goal of encouraging young interest and engagement in fiscal policy. The program pairs college and graduate students interested in the nation's economic future with leading public policy organizations working on fiscal issues.

Each intern works on research assignments related to federal fiscal policy issues under the direct supervision of a scholar at their host institution. Interns are matched with an internship based on their interests and will participate in the research and programming of the host organization. The institutions' work spans a variety of issues including healthcare, Social Security, economic policy, and tax policy, and a range of perspectives from progressive to conservative.

To further enrich the educational experience of the internship, all participants come together once a week for a seminar. Each seminar is arranged by a hosting institution and their intern, and is composed of a presentation by the hosting scholar, followed by discussion and a workshop where interns share their experiences and perspectives on one another's work. Interns receive a $500 weekly stipend for the duration of the ten-week program.

Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2014

Peter G. Peterson Foundation Research Intern in New York, NY

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization established by Pete Peterson – businessman, philanthropist, and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce. The Foundation is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the nature and urgency of key long-term fiscal challenges threatening America's future and to accelerating action on them. To address these challenges successfully, we work to bring Americans together to find and implement sensible, long-term solutions that transcend age, party lines and ideological divides in order to achieve real results.

Research interns provide research and analytical support to the Foundation’s overall operations. Depending on qualifications, experience and interest, interns will participate in the following types of activities:
·         Ongoing tracking of current economic and legislative developments, news and trends important to inform the work of the Foundation
·         Research of key topics that are relevant for the program areas and integrating that knowledge into the Foundation’s work
·         Creation of Foundation-generated content for distribution through multiple channels (digital, print, video, appearances, etc.)

Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong research, analytical, organizational and writing skills. Prior coursework in economics, finance or public policy is preferred. All candidates should have a proven ability to translate complex information into clear and accessible language. Research interns must be able to work independently and also be effective in a collaborative team environment, and be able juggle priorities in a fast-changing work environment. The summer internship is full-time and paid.

Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2014