Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Briefing [Hosted by Harvard Kennedy School]


Thursday, October 29, 2020, 4:00pm



All Students: Register Here

"Since 1975, CBO has produced independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process. Each year, the agency’s economists and budget analysts produce dozens of reports and hundreds of cost estimates for proposed legislation. CBO is strictly nonpartisan; conducts objective, impartial analysis; and hires its employees solely on the basis of professional competence without regard to political affiliation. CBO does not make policy recommendations, and each report and cost estimate summarizes the methodology underlying the analysis. CBO’s work follows processes specified in the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (which established the agency) or developed by the agency in concert with the House and Senate Budget Committees and the Congressional leadership.

Members of their Human Resources team will discuss full-time and Summer Internship Opportunities and we hope to have at least one Harvard Kennedy School alum who is working at CBO join the call as well.

Students completing graduate degrees in public policy, public affairs, health policy, or economics for analyst positions.

  • Ph.D. candidates tend to work as economists and policy analysts addressing issues of importance to the Congress.
  • Master’s candidates tend to work as budget analysts focused on the costs of proposed legislation and the impacts on the U.S. budget.

· Students completing bachelor’s degrees in economics, mathematics, statistics, finance, and public policy. These students would be considered assistant analyst positions.

You can view profiles of some of our analysts and learn why they joined CBO and what they enjoy about their work. CBO may consider noncitizens who are permanent residents seeking U.S. citizenship; information is available on our website.

We encourage students to register at to receive job announcements and notices for our graduate-level summer internship program which opens January 2021.

This session will NOT be recorded. "