The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is seeking to hire two Research Assistants, one to work with the Federal Budget and Tax team and the other to work with the State Fiscal Project.
These roles are excellent opportunities for any students who have a strong quantitative background, a desire to improve the lives of low- and moderate-income people, and an interest in shaping federal or state budget and tax policy. The full job descriptions can also be found at the following links:
These positions are exceptional entry-level roles for the right candidates. Based in Washington D.C., the Center is a non-profit research organization with a national reputation for rigorous analysis of budget and tax policies and an ability to influence policy debates. Under the supervision of senior experts, our research assistants receive strong training in producing meticulous, relevant analyses, and a unique insight into federal and state policymaking processes.
Former CBPP research assistants (RAs) have gone on to a wide range of analysis and policy roles. Some examples include working with the Council of Economic Advisers, the Office of Management and Budget, the National Economic Council in the White House, the Senate Finance Committee, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, state budget offices, and local governments. Federal and state budget RAs have also taken jobs at other highly regarded, non-partisan national and state research organizations. In addition, RAs have gone from the Center to top-level graduate programs in economics, public policy, and law.
We are interested in applicants who are highly motivated to work in a fast-paced organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of low- and moderate-income people. We would very much appreciate it if you could make your students whose skills and interests might match the position aware of this opportunity.