The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Internship Opportunity: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities,State Policy Fellowship Program

Internship Opportunity: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities State Policy Fellowship Program

This is a paid employment opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Employment-paid

Location: See organization website for more details

Sector: Economic

Wage or benefits: See organization website for more details

Time Commitment: 2 Year Tenure

Desired Class Year: recently graduated master’s students

Desired Major or Interest: Interest in conducting state-level policy research, public policy, racial equity, and economic justice

Application Deadline: February 12, 2018

Organization website: https://www.cbpp.org/

Brief Description of the organization: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The fellowship is designed to:

  • Bring new and diverse perspectives to state policy debates.  To expand the voices that speak with authority in state policy debates, the program identifies highly motivated candidates with a passion for, and a track record of, working on public policies that affect low-income and diverse communities and have implications for racial equity and social justice.
  • Empower Fellows to make a difference for vulnerable families and communities.  Working in independent, highly respected policy organizations across the country, Fellows analyze the impact of state budget and tax policy choices on low-income residents, promote positive reforms, and collaborate with advocates to engage the public on the impacts of public policies on local communities.
  • Launch careers and build leaders.  State Policy Fellows spend two years developing expertise in issues such as state budget and tax policies, health care, education finance, family economic security, and criminal justice.  Fellows travel to Washington, D.C. for training and career development, and they have access to ongoing training and opportunities for professional growth.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

  • Develop expertise in issues such as state budget and tax policies, health care, housing, education finance, family economic security, economic development, and criminal justice. 
  • Produce reports and other materials for use by policymakers, journalists, advocacy groups, and civic organizations. 
  • Track and analyze legislative proposals and state budgets. 
  • Advance effective policy recommendations. 
  • Engage with media, policymakers and their staffs, and a broad array of state and community organizations. 
  • Collaborate with community-based advocates to engage the public on the impacts of public policies on their communities.

Responsibilities as a Project Analyst can range from financial analysis and trial preparation to client interviews and the organization of legal presentations. Analysts also coordinate and staff many of the firm’s pro bono and community service activities.

How to apply:

https://www.cbpp.org/careers/fellowship/fellowship-application

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