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Good Jobs First
1616 P Street NW #210
Posted: April 17 2017
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Full-time, Paid
Timeframe: 05/22/17 — 08/22/17
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DescriptionGood Jobs First, www.goodjogfirst.org, seeks a full-time, graduate-level intern for our Washington, D.C. office.
Good Jobs First is a national policy resource center for grassroots groups and public officials, promoting corporate and government accountability in economic development and smart growth for working families. We provide timely, accurate information on best practices in state and local job subsidies, and on the many ties between smart growth and good jobs. Good Jobs First works with a very broad spectrum of organizations, providing research, training, communications and consulting assistance.
Good Jobs First was recognized by State Tax Notes as one of two “organizations of the year” in 2015 for its victory in winning the Governmental Accounting Standards Board’s Statement No. 77 requiring states and localities report how much revenue they lose to corporate tax breaks for economic development. “Good Jobs First took the lead in pushing for the rules to be strengthened and approved. It rallied its supporters and like-minded organizations, coordinating a massive letter-writing campaign in support of the new standards,” the weekly of record on state tax policy reported.Good Jobs First is a national resource center that works with community, labor, and environmental organizations; economic development officials; and public policymakers to promote corporate and government accountability in economic development.
ResponsibilitiesThe intern will assist with substantive research efforts, including opportunities to contribute to published works, and data collection and preparation for our Subsidy and Violation Tracker databases.
RequirementsThe intern should have strong writing, research, oral communication, and computer skills and a commitment to social and economic justice. Experience with databases is a plus.
Internship is especially suitable for graduate students pursuing master’s degrees in urban planning or public policy/administration. Undergraduates with strong research experience will also be encouraged. Women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.