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Have a passion for public policy, knack for numbers and interest in good government?

The Citizens Budget Commission could use your help.

 

Research Associate

We seek a research associate with a broad range of policy interests, solid critical thinking skills, excellent communication abilities and an aptitude for quantitative analysis.  Responsibilities include government budget analysis, data collection and analysis, in-depth policy research, composing presentations and written products, and actively keeping abreast of the public policy debates of the day.

Associates are largely self-directed and must be able to meet tight deadlines on multiple projects with varying time horizons. Most successful candidates have master's degrees in public policy, public administration, economics, political science, or other related social sciences.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Lynam at elynam@cbcny.org.

 

Housing Policy Intern - Fall 2014

We seek a part-time intern (20 hours per week) to contribute to the CBC's forthcoming publications on housing policies. Topics include the New York City Housing Authority, the 10-year housing plan, rent affordability, and housing-related tax expenditures.  Candidates should be enrolled in a graduate school program studying public administration, public policy, urban planning or policy, political science or economics. Familiarity with state and local policies and ability to work with large data sets is a strong plus. The internship pays $15 an hour, and opportunities exist for excellent candidates to stay on for additional semesters and to transition to full-time employment.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Maria Doulis at mdoulis@cbcny.org.

Internships

The CBC accepts interns year-round. Research interns work directly with associates to analyze government budgets, collect and analyze data, conduct in-depth policy research, and compose presentations and reports.  Our recent publications address important topics in economic development, pre-k, financing the MTA, tax policy, capital spending, and solid waste collection.

Assignment to research projects and other activities will reflect staffing needs, as well as intern interest and experience. Applicants should study or have a background in political science, economics, public policy or administration, or urban affairs and be interested in the civic affairs of New York State and New York City. Applicants should be proficient in quantitative analysis and have excellent communication and writing skills.

Interns are expected to make a commitment of at least 18 hours per week and can maintain a flexible schedule throughout the semester. The internship pays $15 an hour, and opportunities exist for excellent candidates to stay on for additional semesters and to transition to full-time employment.

This is an exciting opportunity to be introduced to the workings of New York government, gain familiarity with the people and politics that make the State and City tick, and contribute to the larger public policy debates of the day.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Lynam at elynam@cbcny.org. Put Internship in the subject line of the email.

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