Careers: Research Internship — Summer 2021

Mar 5, 2021

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.

Position Summary

Summer interns are expected to work 40 hours per week to provide analytical support to the Research Team. 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.)


  • Must be actively enrolled in a graduate program in public policy or a similar field
  • Prior coursework in economics, finance, or public policy is required
  • Demonstrate strong research, analytical, writing, and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to translate complex information into clear and accessible language
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively, and to juggle priorities in a fast changing work environment

To Apply

To apply, please send a brief letter summarizing your interest, a resume, and writing sample 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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