The Economic Policy Project (EPP) is committed to developing bipartisan policy recommendations to enhance the financial prosperity and security of the American people. EPP also provides timely analysis of fiscal and economic policy. For the past year, EPP has been focused on staffing BPC’s Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings, which is developing policy recommendations to improve Americans’ financial and retirement security through changes to the private-sector retirement system and Social Security. A final report is scheduled to be released later in 2015. This will be a major component of EPP’s work for the remainder of the year.
Other areas where EPP has done substantial work include tax reform, sequestration and the federal budget process.
This internship will be split between working on long-term research, drafting economic policy posts for BPC’s blog and assisting staff in preparing responses to Hill and media requests. Other facets of the internship include: monitoring major congressional activity, analyzing budget documents and event planning. The fall intern will be asked to handle multiple assignments and switch between them depending on EPP’s needs.
- Must be an enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school
- Strong research and writing skills
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
- An interest in economic policy—specifically, fiscal policy (i.e., the federal budget) and savings and retirement issues
- Strong quantitative analysis skills; proficiency with Microsoft Excel preferred.
Apply ASAP if you are interested by emailing Kenneth Megan, KMegan@bipartisanpolicy.org, the materials below.
- Cover Letter – please indicate your top two areas of interest from BPC’s project and functional areas listed above.
- Writing Sample of approximately 3 pages
- College or university transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
- Please provide phone and email contact information for 1-2 references, including a professor or other individual familiar with your work.