Summer 2011 PGPF Fiscal Internship Program in Washington DC

Feb 4, 2011

We are happy to announce the 2011 session of The Peter G. Peterson Foundation Fiscal Internship Program. This program awards paid summer internships at different public policy institutions in Washington, DC. The program is designed for current undergraduate and graduate students interested in economic and fiscal policy, and gives students direct experience with the experts working on solutions to our nation’s fiscal challenges. The program runs for 10 weeks from June 6th to August 12th, 2011.

Each intern will be selected by and assigned to a hosting institution and will work on a substantive research project under the supervision of a resident scholar or expert. During last summer’s successful pilot run of the Fiscal Internship Program, students worked on tax expenditures, pension programs, the complex relationships between federal, state and local budgets, and other timely topics.

A key feature of the program is the Fiscal Seminar. All students will come together once a week for a seminar held at a participating organization. By the end of the summer, interns will have had the opportunity to learn about policy issues from a range of policy experts. Interns will also participate in orientation activities at the beginning of the session and will present their project to other interns at the end of the summer.

The list of participating organizations for 2011 includes:

  • Brookings Institution
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
  • Committee for Economic Development
  • Economic Policy Institute
  • Hudson Institute
  • National Governors Association
  • Progressive Policy Institute

For more information about the program, and to submit and track applications, please visit: http://intern.concordcoalition.org. The Fiscal Internship Program presents a unique opportunity for students interested in learning how the our government uses fiscal policy to achieve national objectives and the many complicated political, economic, and social issues involved. The program is supported by the Peterson G. Foundation and managed by The Concord Coalition.

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