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Internship (Summer 2024)

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2023

Internship (Summer 2024)

Now accepting applications for Summer 2024. Internships are located at our offices in Washington, DC.

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is looking for enthusiastic interns to join our team. We are a nonpartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public on issues with significant fiscal policy impact. Our bipartisan leadership comprises some of the nation's leading budget experts, which has included many past heads of the House and Senate Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Government Accountability Office.

We welcome applications from highly motivated undergraduate or graduate students year-round, though interns typically work for one semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer). Interns may work full-time or part-time while attending classes. Interns work as a full member of their respective team, attending meetings and working alongside full-time staff members. All interns will be paid the DC minimum wage.

This internship is located at our offices in Washington, DC. We are currently working in a hybrid environment; interns will be expected to work in person on days when the staff are working in the office.

Below are descriptions of the intern responsibilities for each team. Applicants should specify in their email subject line and cover letter which team they would like to work with. There will also be opportunities for interns to work with other departments on crossover projects.

The Legislative team conducts outreach to policymakers and their staff, working with them to advance fiscally responsible policies. Responsibilities will include attending committee hearings; tracking House and Senate floor activity; researching policymakers’ positions; drafting blogs, memos, outreach to Capitol Hill, and summaries of legislation; and scheduling meetings, attending meetings, and taking notes. Previous experience on Capitol Hill is a plus but not required. Legislative interns will often collaborate with the Policy team. The Legislative team is accepting applicants until Tuesday, April 30th.

The Communications team seeks to advance the Committee’s work and message with members of the media and the public. Responsibilities will include drafting content and visuals for social media, assisting with the collection and sending of media clips, monitoring press coverage of the Committee, designing graphics, and undertaking various research and writing projects.


  • Enrollment in or recent completion of an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Interest in fiscal, federal budget, and economic policy issues
  • Proven research and analytical skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Familiarity with internet research tools
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Be a flexible and enthusiastic team player
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Application Process

Email resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (no more than six pages) to internship@crfb.org. No phone calls, please. When applying, please write your name, the team you are applying for, and the term you are applying for (e.g. Summer 2024) in the subject line – i.e. "Your Name – Legislative or Communications Internship – Summer 2024."

Applicants must be currently eligible to be employed in the United States.

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is committed to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment. The Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with U.S. state and federal laws.