Building a Better Budget (Budget Reform) Project Intern

Convergence Center for Policy Resolution
Washington, DC
Mar 09, 2017
Apr 01, 2017
Full Time

Convergence Center for Policy Resolution is seeking an intern to work on our Building a Better Budget Process (B3P) Project. We are specifically seeking individuals with an interest in the federal budget process. Preferred candidates would be a master's student, recent graduate, or undergraduate upperclassman majoring in political science, public affairs/policy, public administration, history (focus on US government/history), economics, or sociology.

The B3P Intern should expect to:

  • Perform research on issues related to the federal budget, budget process reform, and topics relevant to the federal budget
  • Assist in preparing support materials and in handling the logistics for roundtable discussions on federal budget process issues
  • Take notes of and summarize the proceedings of the roundtable meetings and other meetings as assigned by the Project Director and Associate
  • Participate in team meetings to brainstorm ideas for roundtable meetings and strategies to engage stakeholders
  • Assist in compiling qualitative data the B3P team receives during the project

The experience at Convergence offers:

  • Exposure to issues surrounding federal budget process reform and the federal budget more broadly
  • Experience in coordinating meetings with high-level academics, analysts, and stakeholders
  • The opportunity to attend roundtable meetings, listen to the discussion at the table, and network with stakeholders and other meeting participants
  • Education about the process of consensus building

Applicants should:

  • Be willing to learn more about the federal budget process
  • Take a deep interest in the topic as well as Convergence's theory of change
  • Be able to commit to at least 20 hours per week.
  • Be flexible and proactive with regard to work assignments
  • Be comfortable working independently or with a team
  • Have a strong command of written and spoken English
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Be fluent with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

This is an unpaid position, though interns are reimbursed commuting costs up to $7 per each working day.

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