Communications / Graphic Design Intern

We welcome applications for a Summer 2018 Communications / Graphic Design Intern.

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is always looking for enthusiastic interns to join our team! We are a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public on issues with significant fiscal policy impact. Our bipartisan leadership comprises some of the nation's leading budget experts, including many past heads of the House and Senate Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.

We welcome applications from highly motivated undergraduate or graduate students year-round, though interns typically work for one semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer). Interns may work full-time, or part-time while attending classes in the DC area. Interns work as a full member of our staff and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects according to their specific interest.

Our Communications Intern will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of graphic design work that is widely used and distributed, as well as assist in various other aspects of our fast-paced communications team.


•    Create graphics and other branding materials
•    Database research and management
•    Help maintain and update the website
•    Assist with social media
•    Contribute to press releases, policy explainers, and op-eds
•    Shoot and edit video and photos
•    Review media for relevant articles about CRFB and its issues
•    Attend events related to fiscal and budget policy
•    Pitch original ideas
•    Other tasks as assigned


•    Enrollment in or recent completion of undergraduate or graduate program focusing in graphic arts design or equivalent experience
•    Knowledge of programs such as InDesign, Photoshop, etc.
•    Interest in fiscal policy and budgetary & economic issues preferred but not required
•    Proven research and analytical skills
•    Strong writing and editing skills
•    Experience with and interest in social media
•    Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
•    A flexible and enthusiastic team player

Application Process

E-mail resumé, cover letter, and at least two sample graphics to No phone calls, please. When applying, please write "Communications Intern Application" in the subject line, along with the term you are applying for (e.g., Summer 2018). Applicants must be currently eligible to be employed in the United States. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is an equal opportunity employer.