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 works to secure a healthy, growing economy by addressing America’s long-term fiscal challenges. It partners with leading policy experts, elected officials, and the public to build support for solutions to put America on a sustainable fiscal path. As a non-partisan organization, the Foundation engages in grant-making, partnerships, and research to educate and involve Americans from a variety of perspectives.
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.
Reporting to the Vice President of Research, the Research Associate will carry out research and analyses on current economic and budgetary issues facing the United States.
The successful candidate will be part of a team of policy analysts who research and write about budget and economic policies. The team also oversees the work of grantees and external partners. In recent months, the team has published analyses of some of the major budget proposals before the Congress, worked with leading policy analysts from think tanks across the political spectrum to develop analyses of major policy issues, and prepared primers for the public.
Candidates with Master’s degrees in public policy, public administration, or public finance and budgeting are preferred.
To apply, please send a brief letter summarizing your interest and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject header on the e-mail should be: “Research Associate Application.”
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.