The Peter G Peterson Foundation Fiscal Internship Program places students in paid 10-week internships at prominent public policy institutions in the DC area.
These institutions span a variety of issues from health care, social security, tax policy, and budget process, and a range of perspectives from progressive to conservative.
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 their host organization.
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.
Participants in this program have the unique opportunity to:
- Live and work for a summer in our nation's capital
- Gain first hand experience with leading think tanks working on federal fiscal policy
- Join a community of experts and students interested in budgetary issues.
To ensure that this opportunity is available to as broad a range of students as possible, each intern is awarded a weekly stipend paid through their host organization and supported with a grant from the Peterson Foundation.