Building a Better Budget (Budget Reform) Project Intern
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
- 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.