The Fiscal Policy Center produces substantive policy analysis, educates the public on its findings, and promotes fiscal policy ideas centered around the principles of limited government, the free market, and the liberty of individuals and families to choose where their money goes. Interns for the center will assist the center’s director by conducting research and writing on a wide range of issues falling within the broad purview of fiscal and tax policy. With an eye towards tax, spending, and economics, tasks could reach into the realm of municipal and state budgets, taxpayer-funded economic development incentives, government enterprises and fees, transportation, housing programs, healthcare, education, and more.
Interns should be prepared to tackle complex assignments from a free market and limited government perspective. An understanding of the basic principles of micro economics is expected. Further knowledge of economics, budgeting, tax policy, and/or accounting is helpful, though not required. Interns may also have the opportunity to attend political events outside of the office.