CBO’s Office of Communications seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist with the agency’s media relations and public affairs during the upcoming winter semester with the potential to extend into the summer, starting in January 2021.The successful candidate will report to the Director of Communications and will serve as a key member of the communications team. Duties include responding to phone and email inquiries from the media and the public on a wide range of topics, attending and preparing for Congressional hearings, coordinating meetings with outside groups and international visitors, helping with preparations before the release of CBO’s major recurring reports, and working on other communications projects and planning as needed.
CBO’s Human Resources (HR) Office seeks a semester intern whose term could extend into the summer. The intern will report to the Chief Human Resources Officer and work with a close-knit, five-person HR team. Responsibilities will be varied, providing the intern with experience in an array of HR functions. The intern will take on substantive projects working with human resources information systems as well as compensation, federal benefits, recruitment and onboarding, or personnel records management.
Candidates must be working toward a master’s degree, preferably in journalism, mass communications, radio/television, strategic communications, public relations, public policy, or a related field, and they should be strongly interested in government or political science.
Candidates must thrive in a fast-paced environment, be able to effectively handle multiple tasks, and be able to complete projects under tight deadlines. Strong written and oral communications skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are required. Previous experience in journalism or media relations is desirable, as are familiarity with and interest in social media.
HR Intern Requirements: Candidates working toward a graduate degree in human resource management, industrial organizational psychology, business, or a related field are preferred. Undergraduate students in their senior year who are enrolled in a program in one of those fields will also be considered.
Candidates should have a strong work ethic, be able to handle multiple tasks at once, and be able to finish projects under tight deadlines. Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to deal discreetly with confidential information are required. Candidates should also be flexible and able to work well as a part of a team. Training or experience in human resources is desirable but not required.