Fiscal Policy Intern (paid), FPWA

Fiscal Policy Intern (paid), FPWA

Description

COMPANY OVERVIEW

FPWA is an anti-poverty and advocacy organization committed to economic opportunity and upward mobility for low-income communities. Since 1922, FPWA has been working to improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers through a network of 170 human service and faith-based organizations that reach over 1.5 million people each year in underserved communities across the five boroughs and beyond. FPWA’s research and advocacy aims to drive large-scale policy change to promote economic opportunity and inclusion for low-income communities, and strengthen the community based human services organizations that support them.

POSITION OVERVIEWThe Fiscal Policy Intern works closely with the Senior Fiscal Analyst, Fiscal Policy Analyst, and the Policy Director to advance FPWA’s mission by supporting FPWA’s Federal Funds Tracker. Primarily, these tasks include analyzing internal and public data, building and maintaining data visualizations, performing research and analysis on federal tax and budget policy, contributing to regular publications, writing, and offering ideas for new research.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Build and maintain Excel and Google spreadsheets with data related to city, state, and federal fiscal budget data
  • Assist in the design and maintenance of tax and budget data visualizations and interactives
  • Support/create briefs, blogs, and reports on a range of issue areas related to federal fiscal policies
  • Collaborate with fiscal policy team and communications staff to promote findings and strengthen fiscal policy work via infographics, social media, etc.
  • Provide general support for all members of the policy team
  • Enrolled and attending courses at a post-secondary institution pursuing a Graduate degree
  • Proficient in Google Sheets and Excel and introductory knowledge of Tableau Public. Statistical analysis software (Stata, R, etc.) a plus
  • Introductory understanding of tax and budget policies and social safety net programs, preferably at the federal and city level
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including ability to communicate complex information to non-expert audiences
  • Strong organizational and accurate proofreading skills, the ability to maintain accurate records, and strong attention to detail
  • Introductory skills with graphic design software skills including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, WordPress, and infographic tools are a plus
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Willingness to learn and take initiative when appropriate

Requirements

  • Enrolled and attending courses at a post-secondary institution pursuing a Graduate degree
  • Proficient in Google Sheets and Excel and introductory knowledge of Tableau Public. Statistical analysis software (Stata, R, etc.) a plus
  • Introductory understanding of tax and budget policies and social safety net programs, preferably at the federal and city level
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including ability to communicate complex information to non-expert audiences
  • Strong organizational and accurate proofreading skills, the ability to maintain accurate records, and strong attention to detail
  • Introductory skills with graphic design software skills including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, WordPress, and infographic tools are a plus
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Willingness to learn and take initiative when appropriate

Benefits

COMPENSATION: $18.00 an hour, Part-Time, Hourly (20 Hours/Week, no benefits)

 

FPWA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

FPWA is committed to employing people who reflect the diversity of our member agencies and the communities and people they serve. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged.

Cover letter and resume required. No phone calls or other inquiries please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.