Jobs and Internships

Have a passion for public policy, knack for numbers, and interest in effective government?

The Citizens Budget Commission could use your help.

Senior/Research Associate

We seek a senior research associate or research associate to join an experienced policy team to analyze transportation and infrastructure policy, with a focus on agencies such as the State and City Departments of Transportation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. The associate will examine budgets, financial plans, and policy proposals, and author evidence-based research publications examining policies with an eye toward fiscal sustainability, service reliability, and long-term competitiveness of the regional mass transit system and state infrastructure.

Research associate candidates will have at least 2 years of professional experience; senior research associate candidates will have at least 5 years of professional experience (not including internships) and a masters degree in public policy, public administration, economics, political science, or related fields. Successful candidates work well under minimal supervision, are creative thinkers, good data analysts, and excellent oral and written communications skills. 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Please submit your resume to