Careers: Fall and Spring Research Internship

Jul 31, 2019

About the Peterson Foundation

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is working to secure a healthy, growing economy by addressing America’s long-term fiscal challenges. The Foundation 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.


PGPF offers an internship for the fall and spring semester in its New York office. Interns will be expected to work 10-20 hours per week during both semesters. The internship is open to students enrolled in graduate programs in public policy or similar fields.

Fall and Spring Internship

Deadline for application: August 31, applications considered on a rolling basis Internship dates: September 2019 to May 2020 (hours flexible with school schedule)

Position Summary

Research interns provide analytical support to the Foundation’s overall operations. Depending on qualifications, experience, and interest, interns will participate in the following types of activities:

  • Ongoing tracking of current economic and legislative developments, news, and trends important to inform the work of the Foundation
  • Research and data analysis on relevant policy issues
  • Creation of Foundation-generated content for distribution through multiple channels (digital, print, video, appearances, etc.)

Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong research, analytical, writing, and organizational skills. Prior coursework in economics, finance, or public policy is required. 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 collaboratively, and be able to juggle priorities in a fast-changing work environment.

To Apply

To apply, please send a brief letter summarizing your interest and a resume to Subject header on the e-mail should be: “Research Internship Application.”

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.

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