The application deadline has now passed. Submitted applications continue to be reviewed. Thank you for your interest in the Peter G. Peterson Foundation Fiscal Internship Program!
The PGPF fiscal intern will work on one of two projects.
One project will compare the tax code and government programs to accomplish government purposes. For example, the federal tax code offers "The American Opportunity Credit" for post-secondary study. The Department of Education administers a series of higher education programs. The project will compare and contrast how the resource allocation processes for tax credits and programs differ in transparency, accountability, and responsiveness. The intern will be responsible for gathering information about the programs. Depending on the individual's skills, this will range from gathering existing information created by the government to using statistical software to create summary statistics.
The other project will examine the sources of health care cost growth. This project will involve data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)and look at patterns of cost growth over time over different age groups and different sources of insurance coverage. An intern who works on this project must either be familiar with Stata statistical software or be willing to invest the time to move rapidly down the learning curve.