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Arnold Ventures is a philanthropic organization whose core objective is to maximize opportunities and minimize injustices for all people.

Position: Sustainable Public Finance Intern

Length: Paid Full/Part-time Internship, Spring/Summer 2019

Location: Washington, D.C.

The Sustainable Public Finance team is working to make government fiscal practices more efficient, transparent, sustainable, and fair. The initiative currently includes investments in retirement policy, tax policy, and budgeting.

This spring, working closely with the Retirement Policy Manager, the SPF Intern will conduct research and support communications and engagement with SPF stakeholders, including states, academic institutions, nonprofits, and other stakeholder groups. The ideal candidate should have experience or interest in one or more areas: retirement policy, social safety net programs, or state and local fiscal policy. This internship is a unique opportunity to gain experience and insight into philanthropy, fiscal policy, and the role of evidence and data in policy-making.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead media tracking to understand state and local public finance priorities and conversations;
  • Research, document, and synthesize public finance literature and grantee publications related to project goals;
  • Support the review of proposals, project plans, and budgets;
  • Support meetings, workshops, and special/rapid-response projects, as needed.

Essential Skills, Experience, & Qualities:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, with strong research and analysis skills
  • Flexible and comfortable managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, and Excel)
  • (Optional) Data visualization software (ex: Tableau)

To Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Please indicate in the subject line of the email that the application is for the position of Sustainable Public Finance Intern. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through March 15, 2019. The start date is flexible through May 2019, with a preference for availability earlier in the spring.