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OMB Watch – Economic Policy / Federal Budget Internship
OMB Watch’s Federal Budget group is seeking a full or part time graduate or undergraduate intern to assist researches with a wide range of activities including federal tax and budget analysis.
Responsibilities include finding and manipulating economic and policy data, working with analysts on short and long-term policy oriented research, editing, writing short reports, web maintenance. Responsibilities will vary depending upon the skill level of the applicant. While the position is unpaid, OMB Watch is a small organization, which would allow the intern to observe firsthand a wide range of policy analysis and advocacy within the DC nonprofit community.
OMB Watch, a nonprofit organization located in Washington, DC, is dedicated to promoting government accountability and citizen participation. OMB Watch was formed in 1983 to lift the veil of secrecy shrouding the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which oversees regulation, the budget, information collection and dissemination, proposed legislation, testimony by agencies, and much more. As the years have progressed, tracking OMB activities has led to other concerns about the federal government’s institutional responsiveness to public needs. See http://www.ombwatch.org for more information.
Requirements: Applicants should be at least in their second year of college and graduate students are encouraged to apply as well. Any field of study is acceptable, but good quantitative skills are a must. In addition, good computer skills, including working knowledge of spreadsheet software, are required. Web programming is a plus.
Application Information: Applicants should have an interest in politics, economics, and/or policy advocacy. For more information email jsirons@ombwatch.org. To apply, please mail, fax, or email cover letter, resume, writing sample (optional), and a letter of recommendation to:
Federal Budget Internships
OMB Watch
1742 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
Fax: 202.234.8584
Phone: 202.234.8494
Email: jsirons@ombwatch.org
Spring Deadline: Dec 1, 2003 or until filled.
Summer Deadline: March 1, 2004 or until filled.
OMB Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

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