In the summer of 2010, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation established its inaugural Fiscal Internship program in Washington DC, with the goal of supporting the development of young talent in the fiscal policy world. The program pairs college and graduate students interested in the nation's economic future with public policy organizations working on fiscal issues.
Each intern works full-time on a research project related to fiscal policy, and is mentored by a scholar from their host organization.
The objective of the PGPF Fiscal Internship Program is to create a network of young policy researchers who understand the fiscal challenges facing the nation, many of whom will return to Washington in various capacities during their professional careers.
Program Details and Requirements
Each intern will work with a scholar at their host organization on research projects related to fiscal issues. All interns are paid a weekly stipend of $500.
If selected, each participating intern will be expected to:
- Participate in all 10 weeks of the program, from June 3rd to August 9th in 2013.
- Participate in a weekly seminar on fiscal issues with other PGPF Fiscal Internship Program participants.
- Help plan and execute one of the weekly seminars at their host institution.
- Prepare a final report and review of their internship experience.
Note: The application deadline for 2013 is Friday, March 15th.
About The Concord Coalition
The PGPF Internship Program is administered by The Concord Coalition, a nationwide, non-partisan, grassroots organization advocating generationally responsible fiscal policy. Working with experts from across the political spectrum to bring details of federal fiscal policy into the public eye, Concord was uniquely positioned to organize those scholars and institutions into a DC-based educational program.
Learn more about The Concord Coalition at: http://www.concordcoalition.org
About the Peter G. Peterson Foundation
The Peterson Foundation created the Fiscal Internship Program and funds its continued operation and intern stipend. The Foundation's mission is to increase public awareness of the nature and urgency of key fiscal challenges threatening America's future and to accelerate action on them. To address these challenges successfully, the Foundation works 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.
Learn more about The Peter F. Peterson Foundation at: http://www.pgpf.org