2021 Summer Internship Program (Graduate Students)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 22, 2021
Closes
Feb 27, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

"DO NOT APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS or EMAIL- APPLY ONLINE AT www.cbo.gov/careers"
The Congressional Budget Offices summer internship program provides an excellent opportunity for graduate students to experience and observe the budget process and policymaking at the federal level. Though most of CBOs employees are in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, the internships will be conducted virtually. In-person internships may be possible after July 1 if conditions allow.
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Responsibilities

Interns contribute to CBOs work in areas such as budget and tax policy, health care, national defense, the environment, education, retirement assistance, other income assistance, regulation, and public investment. In addition, interns participate in an educational program that includes briefings on CBOs role in the budget process. Interns are also afforded networking opportunities with budget and policy professionals.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
0

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Excepted Service


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Excepted Service

Qualifications

Students must be pursuing graduate academic programs in economics, public policy, health policy, financial management, mathematics, statistics, or a related field. Those pursuing a JD or an MBA do not align with this years projects and will not be considered. CBO is also unable to consider undergraduate students for the summer internship program.
All CBO summer internships require solid writing skills and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Familiarity with computer programming, statistics, econometrics, and other quantitative methods is desirable. Ideal candidates also have exceptional interpersonal and analytical skills. U.S. citizens are eligible for consideration, as are noncitizens who are permanent residents of the United States and seeking citizenship. Before applying, noncitizens should refer to CBOs information about citizenship requirements or call 202-226-2628 to determine employment eligibility.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

See qualifications above

Education

EDUCATION:

Students must be pursuing graduate academic programs in economics, public policy, health policy, financial management, mathematics, statistics, or a related field. Those pursuing a JD or an MBA do not align with this years projects and will not be considered. CBO is also unable to consider undergraduate students for the summer internship program.

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a not qualified determination. Those who aren't qualified will be informed and not considered further. Others will be referred to the hiring division for further consideration.

NOTE: To ensure consideration you must submit a complete application by February 26, 2021, EST at www.cbo.gov/careers (not USAJobs). Although we may continue to accept applications beyond that date, we are only ensuring that those who submitted by the deadline above will be considered. Should the hiring division wish to review candidates who applied after that date, we will then process those applications to determine if they are qualified and should be forwarded for management review.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Students must submit a cover letter, a résumé, contact information for two references (who may know the applicant either from academic work or from employment), and an unofficial copy of transcripts that include coursework for the spring semester. First-year graduate students must submit both an undergraduate transcript and a graduate transcript.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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