Intern/Part Time Analyst – Senate Budget & Evaluation Office

The Senate Budget & Evaluation Office (SBEO) is looking for an Intern/Part-Time Analyst. Interns in this position will assist a team of analysts in developing the Senate version of the budget for the State of Georgia. This position will help you gain experience in budgeting and public finance, develop expertise in a budget related policy area, and will provide opportunities for you to work directly with legislative budget writers.

Responsibilities:

  • Budget Development: Assist in the maintenance of budget development system for specified committee(s), including tracking the budget using the SBEO budget system.
  • Budget Review and Evaluation: Understand programs within specified committees and how changes can impact programs as well as the purpose of each program. Collect data on key policy issues through news media, board meetings, legislative hearings, websites, etc. Provide selected evaluations of programs to help assist in budget decision-making. Answer individual Senator requests about specified agencies.
  • Internal Operations: Answer phones, deliver mail, and other administrative duties as assigned. Master Microsoft Office Suite of products.

Location: 208 Coverdell Legislative Office Building (across the street from the State Capitol)

Work Schedule: 4 hours per day/ Monday – Friday (20 hours per week)

Minimum Requirements:

We accept strong students who are undergraduates and are pursuing a bachelor’s degree; however, we are highly interested in students pursuing a Master’s degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, or Business, who want to gain experience working in a budget environment. Also, applicants need to have a working knowledge of budgeting concepts and terms, knowledge of and/or aptitude for understanding policy issues at the state level, and familiarity with spreadsheets and databases.

To Apply:

Please email your resume and a cover letter to Jennifer Wolford, Deputy Director, at jennifer.wolford@senate.ga.gov. If you are selected for an interview, we will also ask you to bring to the interview a copy of your undergraduate transcript (for undergrads) and a copy of your graduate transcript and GREs if you are in a graduate program.

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