Summer 2023 Data Research Internship

Organization Overview

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) strives to be an anti-racist research and advocacy organization that advances lasting solutions to expand economic opportunity and well-being for all Georgians. We examine the state’s budget, taxes and public policies to provide thoughtful analysis and responsible solutions that address inequities in our state. We educate the public about complex issues confronting Georgia. We activate Georgians to call for policy solutions that put people first. Our aim is to inspire informed debate and decision-making, advancing our vision of a fair and inclusive Georgia where everyone can prosper.

Scope of Work

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) seeks a summer intern to support the work of the Director of Economic Justice and Senior Policy Analyst for Worker Justice in expanding GBPI’s reach and influence in Georgia. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to racial equity, academic experience in writing, communication, and research skills, and familiarity with administrative and/or survey data. The organization seeks someone with a commitment to the shared values and strategic priorities of GBPI.


  • Assist and support GBPI’s Economic Justice Team in compiling and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data from surveys/interviews and various publicly available or proprietary databases. The main project for the intern will be the development of a data dashboard reflecting various workforce, income, revenue and public program data.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong commitment and appreciation for racial, ethnic, and gender equity and inclusion
  • Pursuit or completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher, in social sciences, economics, or other interdisciplinary studies
  • Academic, professional or lived experience with any of GBPI’s core policy or program areas
  • Demonstrated experience and competency working with quantitative and qualitative datasets
  • Strives for fidelity to facts and data-based methodology
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a team
  • Understanding of roles played by local, state and federal government
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and statistical packages such as R, Stata, or Tableau
  • Familiarity with online video conferencing


Stipend of $3,500 for summer 2023.


The internship will be remote for candidates who live in Georgia, with opportunities to work in GBPI’s Atlanta office as well.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Ife Finch Floyd, Director of Economic Justice, at with “Data Research Intern” in the subject line. No calls, please. Application deadline is March 31st.

GBPI is an equal opportunity employer, and as such takes affirmative action to ensure that discrimination does not occur on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.

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