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In the summer of 2010, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation established its inaugural Fiscal Internship program in Washington DC, with the goal of supporting the development of young talent in the fiscal policy world. The program pairs college and graduate students interested in the nation’s economic future with public policy organizations working on fiscal issues.
The program is run by The Concord Coalition through a grant provided by the Foundation. For the summer of 2011, participating host organizations include: 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, and the Progressive Policy Institute . These institutions are from across the ideological spectrum and tackle a variety of issues including health care, social security, tax policy, and budget process. Each intern works on research assignments related to federal fiscal policy issues, under the direct supervision of a scholar at their host institution.
To further enrich the educational experience of the internship, all participants come together once a week for a seminar presentation by the hosting scholar, followed by discussion and a workshop where interns share their experiences and perspectives on one another's work.
To ensure that this opportunity is available to as broad a range of students as possible, each intern is awarded a weekly stipend of $500 paid through their host organization and supported with a grant from the Foundation. The program runs for 10 weeks, from June 6th to August 12th in 2011.
To apply, please visit: http://intern.concordcoalition.org/.