The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBO’s Office of Financial Management, which consists of four staff members, seeks an intern with a strong work ethic for 10 weeks in the summer of 2021. Though most of CBO’s employees are in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, the internship will be conducted virtually. An in-person internship may be possible after July 1 if conditions allow. The successful candidate will work directly with the Controller and report to the agency’s Chief Financial Officer.
The intern will participate in a wide range of tasks in financial management: documenting standard operating procedures, helping improve processes, working with accounts payable, assisting with data automation and validation, reconciling accounts, and helping with budget execution.
The internship offers the opportunity to work with staff members at various levels in many of the agency’s divisions. Interns will develop skills in financial management, including in such areas as budget and accounting.
Candidates must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in business, accounting, or a related field. Candidates pursuing an undergraduate degree must be entering their junior or senior year in the fall.
Candidates must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, effectively handle multiple tasks, and complete projects under tight deadlines. Excellent written and oral communications skills, technical skills, and attention to detail are essential, as is the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Salary and Benefits
The hourly rate ranges from $15 to $24 and will be based on educational attainment and related experience. The 10-week internship begins on May 24, 2021. Although summer interns are expected to work a 40-hour week, an alternative schedule may be considered.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, a résumé, unofficial transcripts, a list of current courses, and contact information for two references at www.cbo.gov/careers. First-year graduate students must also submit undergraduate transcripts. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For best consideration, apply by February 26, 2021.
This position is covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 as made applicable to CBO by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended.