Careers at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation: Research Internship
November 29, 2012
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization established by Pete Peterson – businessman, philanthropist, and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce. The Foundation is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the nature and urgency of key long-term fiscal challenges threatening America's future and to accelerating action on them. To address these challenges successfully, we work to bring Americans together to find and implement sensible, long-term solutions that transcend age, party lines and ideological divides in order to achieve real results.
We seek to achieve our mission by developing broad reach, a high impact public profile, expert positioning, and communications strategies directed toward public policy areas and the American public at large.
To accomplish our objectives, we seek creative, committed, and knowledgeable individuals from diverse professional backgrounds who are able and willing to explore new technologies and approaches, as well as use more traditional means, to move forward the public policy debate on our issues.
Beginning in 2011, PGPF is offering three paid internship opportunities each year—one in the fall semester, one in the spring semester, and one in the summer. Internships are open to students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Interns will be expected to work 10-15 hours per week during the school year, and full-time in the summer.
Deadline for application: April 15Internship dates: September to December (flexible with school calendars)
Deadline for application: December 15Internship dates: January to May (flexible with school calendars)
Deadline for application: March 15Internship dates: May to August (flexible with school calendars)
Research interns provide research and analytical support to the Foundation’s overall operations. Depending on qualifications, experience and interest, interns will participate in the following types of activities:
Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong research, analytical, organizational and writing skills. Prior coursework in economics, finance or public policy is preferred. All candidates should have a proven ability to translate complex information into clear and accessible language. Research interns must be able to work independently and also be effective in a collaborative team environment, and be able juggle priorities in a fast-changing work environment.
Internships are located in New York, NY.
To apply, please send a brief letter summarizing your interest and a resume to email@example.com. Subject header on the e-mail should be: “Research Internship Application”
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation has also partnered with the Concord Coalition to place students in paid ten-week internships at prominent public policy institutions in the D.C. area. For more information, please visit the Concord Coalition website.
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