Congressional Budget Office Internships

Congressional Budget Office Internships are offered to college students pursuing a graduate degree in economics, public policy, health policy, finance, or a related field. Internships are also offered in other disciplines, such as budget and financial management, information technology, communications, and human resources.

Summer internships are awarded to students based on academic achievement, relevant work experience, and academic training aligned with the work of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Summer internships provide opportunities to learn by attending seminars, including the Congressional Summer Intern Lecture Series, which has featured former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and journalist Cokie Roberts.

All applicants must have strong writing skills, skills and experience in research, and course work in economics, public finance, public budgeting, microeconomics, econometrics, and public health. Candidates must also have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, have exceptional interpersonal and analytical skills, and be familiar with computer programming, statistics, econometrics, or other quantitative methods.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is a federal agency within the legislative branch of the United States government that provides budget and economic information to Congress. Formed in 1974, they are headquartered in the Ford House Office Building in Washington, D.C., and they employ 235 people. Studets interested in a summer internship at CBO may apply by submitting a cover letter, résumé, contact information for two references.

The location is usually in D.C.

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