The American Action Forum's PGPF Fiscal intern will work in the financial services policy issue area providing research assistance, attending events on Capitol Hill and at other institutions, supporting events execution at AAF, and working on a semester project. An example of previous projects is tracking cash flows and debt management in the daily Treasury statement.
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The PGPF fiscal policy intern will work with the Economic Policy Project on long-term research, drafting economic policy posts for the Bipartisan Beat Blog, and assisting staff prepare responses to Hill and media requests. Other facets of the internship include: monitoring major Congressional activity, analyzing budget documents, event planning, and active engagement on numerous issues ranging from fundraising to communications. The summer intern will be asked to handle multiple assignments and switch between them depending on the EPP’s needs.
The PGPF fiscal policy intern at Brookings will provide research support on a variety of projects related to tax and budget policy. The projects may include a research paper on the evolution of the U.S. budget over the past 40 years, a research project on the economic effects of budget deficits, or ongoing research related to the alternative minimum tax. The specific duties will depend on the individual's interest and abilities, but will likely include collecting and analyzing budget data, performing statistical analysis, writing literature reviews, assembling reference lists, and providing other research support. The intern will be part of a research team and should be comfortable working in a team environment.
The PGPF intern will work with the CSIS Global Aging Initiative, a research program that explores the long-term fiscal, economic, and geopolitical implications of population aging in the United States and around the world. The internship will be structured much like a graduate research seminar. Under the supervision of the program director, the intern will assess the comparative strengths and weaknesses of the United States in confronting the aging challenge; investigate the steps that other countries are taking to control the growth in pension and health-care spending; and draw lessons for the U.S. entitlement reform debate. The intern may also be asked to assist in organizing a CSIS conference on entitlement reform that is now in the planning stages.
This coming summer, CRFB will be doing extensive fiscal and budget policy work in continuing to provide in-depth analysis of existing deficit reducing policies, research new options to reduce future deficits, and push the debate in Washington, DC toward ensuring long-term fiscal sustainability. Interns will play a vital role in the daily process of writing blogs for CRFB’s The Bottom Line, helping the policy staff research and write policy papers, and assisting the outreach staff in building broad support inside and outside of Washington for enacting and sticking to deficit reduction agreements. To assist in these projects, CRFB is seeking a well-qualified intern with strong writing and quantitative skills and with close attention to detail.
The PGPF fiscal policy intern will work with EPI staff who focus on the following issue areas: federal budget and tax policies; progressive budgeting; public investments in education, innovation, and infrastructure; and the balance between fiscal sustainability, economic growth, job creation, and social justice. The intern will conduct budget and economic research, will assist in the compilation of reports, briefs, and blog posts, and will get the chance to attend hearings and events across DC on relevant topics.
The PGPF intern at the NGA Center would provide research support on a variety of projects related to state budgetary challenges and the relationship between federal and state budgets. Specific topics could include an analysis of new models of state financing for economic development efforts or a survey of how state revenue models might be affected by various changes at the federal level. The specific duties will depend on the individual's interest and abilities, but will likely include collecting and analyzing state best practices, writing a case study or issue brief, and providing other research support.
The Tax Policy Center at Urban is seeking an intern interested in researching the details of tax and public policy. The intern will assist senior researchers in one or more projects that examine the performance of the federal tax system and evaluate ways to improve it. The intern will also assist with other Center activities, such as hosting public events.