Internships with Congressional Budget Office

The Congressional Budget Office has opened the online application for students to apply to the CBO Summer Internship Program.  Deadline is March 2, 2009.

CBO provides the Congress with the objective, timely, and nonpartisan analyses needed for economic and budgetary decisions.  Interns contribute to CBO’s work in program areas such as budget and tax policy, health care, national defense, the environment, education, retirement and other income assistance, regulation, and public investment.Summer internships typically last for 10 weeks and include compensation based on academic level and work experience.

Although ideal candidates are pursuing graduate academic programs in the following fields, CBO accepts applications from exceptional undergraduate juniors and seniors in public policy/administration.

Information about the internship and the application procedure is available on CBO’s Web site, www.cbo.gov/employment/intern.cfm. Students can apply through March 2, 2009.   Students provide general information and submit their cover letter, résumé, references, and unofficial transcripts or course information online.  Students who register at www.cbo.gov/employment/jobs.cfm will get an e-mail notifying them when CBO begins accepting applications in future years and when we post new jobs.

Selections will be based on academic achievement, the relevance of academic work to CBO’s responsibilities, and work experience and should be completed by April 2009.

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