Regulatory Studies OIRA Fellowship

Call for Applications

January 04, 2021

The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Fellowship offers a unique, cross-cutting perspective on how federal regulations are developed. Experience in the Office of Management and Budget is invaluable for anyone interested in working in or with the federal government, and the Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within OMB is the key policy coordination office for federal regulatory, statistical, and information policy.

GW Regulatory Studies Fellows work under the guidance of OIRA policy analysts to coordinate interagency review of selected federal regulations under Executive Order 12866. Fellows analyze regulatory impacts (benefits, costs and qualitative effects) of selected regulations and collections of information, and coordinate with other federal agencies to ensure the regulations are consistent with statutory intent, administration policy, and regulatory principles.

Recipients of the Regulatory Studies Fellowship will receive $4,500 in three installments and are expected to complete 20 hours per week for 13 weeks during the spring term.

Successful applicants will:

  • Be enrolled in TSPPPA during academic year 2020-2021.
  • Have completed PPPA 6014: Economics in Policy Analysis or equivalent coursework in applied intermediate microeconomics. (Completion of PPPA 6015: Benefit-Cost Analysis and/or PPPA 6056: Regulatory Comment Clinic is desirable, but not required.) 
  • Due to OMB rules, applicants must also be U.S. citizens.

To apply, please submit the following materials to [email protected]

  • Resume, including relevant course work
  • Cover letter describing your interest in the fellowship
  • List of 2 references (at least one should be a TSPPPA faculty member)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but must be received no later than midnight on February 1, 2021.