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Job Title:CBO 2013 VOLUNTEER SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:Congressional Budget Office

Job Announcement Number:2013 CBO INTERNSHIP

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SALARY RANGE:

$0.00 to $0.00 / Without Compensation

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 to Thursday, February 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0110/0560-05/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Internship

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

0

DUTY LOCATIONS:

12 vacancies in the following location:
Washington, Dist of ColumbiaView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Student Program Eligibles

JOB SUMMARY:

CANDIDATES MUST APPLY ON CBO'S WEBSITE AT www.cbo.gov/careers BY 2/28/13.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is a small federal agency that provides nonpartisan economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBO has been rated in the top 3 for small agency category in the Best Places to Work survey for each year it participated.

CBO volunteer summer internships provide excellent opportunities to experience and observe the budget process and policymaking at the federal level. The internships are located in Washington, D.C. They normally last 10 weeks beginning after Memorial Day. 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. In addition, interns participate in an educational program that includes briefings on CBO's role in the budget process. CBO interns may also participate in seminars such as 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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    CBO is now accepting applications from graduate students for the 2013 Volunteer (unpaid) Summer Internship Program. 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. Internships are project based.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Unpaid internships can only be offered to students whose universities sponsor internships with federal agencies. Such a sponsorship does not require the student to receive compensation from the university, nor does it require the university to offer class credit for the internship. The university must be willing to complete CBO?s sponsorship form stating that it is sponsoring the student for an unpaid internship at CBO that will be of educational benefit to the participant. Students must verify for themselves that their university is willing to sponsor the internship before applying but will only be required to submit the sponsorship form if the student is offered an internship.

    TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    You should
    1) be pursuing a graduate degree in economics, public policy, health policy, finance, or a related field.
    2) be sponsored by your university, which must indicate that it acknowledges that the internship will be of educational value, although it need not pay you or provide college credit (CBO will provide a form for your university to complete)
    3) have solid writing skills and the ability communicate clearly and concisely
    4) have exceptional interpersonal and analytical skills, and
    5) be familiar with computer programming, statistics, econometrics, or other quantitative methods.
    be pursuing a graduate degree in economics, public policy, health policy, finance, or a related field.


    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    University sponsorship

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Documents submitted from qualified candidates will be reviewed against project requirements. Students whose academic and related experience are most closely related to the project will be contacted to determine availability, interest, and skills. Reference will be checked before offers are extended.


    BENEFITS:

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    No benefits

    OTHER INFORMATION:



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    Students must submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for two references (academic and/or employment), coursework for the spring semester, and an unofficial copy of transcripts (first-year graduate students MUST submit both an undergraduate transcript and a graduate trancript). A complete application must be submitted through CBO's online application at www.cbo.gov/careers by the deadline of February 28 to be considered.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Cover letter, resume, contact information for two references (academic and/or employment), coursework for the spring semester, and an unofficial copy of transcripts (first-year graduate students MUST submit both an undergraduate transcript and a graduate trancript)

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Nancy Fahey
    Phone: 2022262628
    Email: careers@cbo.gov
    Agency Information:
    Congressional Budget Office
    2nd & D Streets, SW
    Washington, Dist of Columbia
    20515
    US

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Managers will review complete applications in March and will be contacting some students. We anticipate offers to be extended no later than the first week in April. All candidates will receive information about final status of the job through email. We will also post when the offers are complete on the CBO Web site.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    2013 CBO INTERNSHIP

    Control Number:

    334106700