2019 Summer Internship Program

US Legislative Branch - Washington, DC4.2

Full-time
Duties
Summary
The Congressional Budget Offices summer internships for graduate students 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 begin after Memorial Day and last 10 weeks.

Responsibilities
The Congressional Budget Offices summer internships for graduate students 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 begin after Memorial Day and last 10 weeks. Interns contribute to CBOs work in areas such as budget and tax policy, health care, national defense, the environment, education, retirement assistance, other income assistance, regulation, and public investment. In addition, interns participate in an educational program that includes briefings on CBOs role in the budget process. Interns may also participate in seminars such as the Congressional Summer Intern Lecture Series, which has featured Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and journalist Cokie Roberts. Please see CBOs page on internships for additional information.
Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
0

Job family (Series)
0340 Program Management

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Excepted service - consists of those civil service positions which are not

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Tier One Background Investigation

Qualifications
Students must be pursuing graduate academic programs in economics, public policy, health policy, financial management, mathematics, statistics, or a related field. We are unable to consider undergraduate students for the Summer Internship Program.
All CBO summer internships require solid writing skills and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Familiarity with computer programming, statistics, econometrics, and other quantitative methods is desirable. Ideal candidates also have exceptional interpersonal and analytical skills. U.S. citizens are eligible for consideration, as are noncitizens who are permanent residents of the United States and seeking citizenship. Before applying, noncitizens should refer to CBOs information about citizenship requirements or call 202-226-2628 to determine employment eligibility.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Students must be pursuing graduate academic programs in economics, public policy, health policy, financial management, mathematics, statistics, or a related field. We are unable to consider undergraduate students for the Summer Internship Program. All CBO summer internships require solid writing skills and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Familiarity with computer programming, statistics, econometrics, and other quantitative methods is desirable. Ideal candidates also have exceptional interpersonal and analytical skills. U.S. citizens are eligible for consideration, as are noncitizens who are permanent residents of the United States and seeking citizenship. Before applying, noncitizens should refer to CBOs information about citizenship requirements or call 202-226-2628 to determine employment eligibility.
Education

EDUCATION:
Students must be pursuing graduate academic programs in economics, public policy, health policy, financial management, mathematics, statistics, or a related field. We are unable to consider undergraduate students for the Summer Internship Program.

Additional information
This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a not qualified determination. Those who aren't qualified will be informed and not considered further. Others will be referred to the hiring division for further consideration.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Required Documents
Students must submit a cover letter, résumé, contact information for two references (who may know the applicant either from academic work or from employment), and an unofficial copy of transcripts that includes coursework for the spring semester. First-year graduate students must submit both an undergraduate transcript and a graduate transcript. A complete application must be submitted through CBOs website by February 28, 2019, EST to be considered; there will be no exceptions. Applicants should be sure that their email provider accepts emails from careers@cbo.gov.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

See https://www.cbo.gov/about/careers/benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.