Development Intern

Summer applications are closed. We welcome applications for Fall 2019.

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated intern 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 detail oriented undergraduate or graduate students year-round. Hours are flexible, between 8am and 6pm, and we are able to work around your class schedule. The Development Intern will work part-time while attending classes in the DC area, and will be paid a competitive hourly rate. Interns work as a full member of our team, and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects that will cover multiple core areas of development at a non-profit organization. This is the perfect position for somebody who is interested in learning more about how development works, and is potentially considering a career in fundraising.


  • Serve as an assistant to the Director of Development, supporting various fundraising and administrative functions
  • Work on a donor acknowledgement program including providing required tax information to all donors
  • Research already identified prospects/donors to figure out capacity and affinity to specific project areas
  • Discover new prospects in target cities across the country
  • Participate in the planning and execution of events with a development focus
  • Assist in writing and editing proposals, grant reports, and letters
  • Conduct a daily scan of key publications for news about donors and prospects
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Enrollment in or recent completion of an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Interest in development and desire to grow industry-specific skills
  • Proven research and analytical skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills, with an attention to detail
  • Previous experience in university or non-profit development is preferred
  • Interest in fiscal policy and/or politics is not required but is a plus
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • A flexible and enthusiastic team player

Application Process

E-mail résumé and cover letter to No phone calls, please. When applying, please write "Development Intern Application" in the subject line, along with the term you are applying for (e.g., Spring 2019). Applicants must be currently eligible to be employed in the United States. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is an equal opportunity employer.