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Senior Policy Analyst, Clean Energy Innovation

Senior Policy Analyst, Clean Energy Innovation

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)—a leading science and technology policy think tank—seeks a senior policy analyst for its clean energy innovation program. The successful candidate will analyze a wide range of policies that have the potential to influence the national and global transition to a low-carbon energy system, such as research, development, and demonstration funding, taxation, and regulation. The duties will include original and secondary research as well as written and oral communication of research findings to the policy analysis and advocacy community in Washington, D.C., and beyond. The analyst will be expected to engage actively with members of this community at events and through personal networking. The analyst will be based in Washington and report to ITIF’s senior fellow for clean energy innovation policy. The position is funded for one year with the support of the Spitzer Trust and may be renewed contingent on future funding.

The analyst must be a detail-oriented, intrinsically motivated self-starter who is able to work autonomously as well as collaboratively. The analyst must have an existing base of knowledge and relationships in the energy innovation policy field to draw upon. The analyst must have excellent written and oral communication skills and a record of publishing high-quality policy-relevant analysis.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a qualitative and quantitative research program on clean energy innovation policy at the federal and possibly other levels (local, state, regional, global).
  • Write and present clear and incisive policy analyses in a variety of venues and formats, including reports, conferences, op-eds, one-on-one meetings, and social media.
  • Engage in respectful dialogue and discussion with colleagues who have diverse viewpoints and backgrounds.


  • Graduate degree in public policy, energy technology, or a related field.
  • Three years or more of relevant experience, preferably at the federal level.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with expert and non-expert audiences.
  • Keen interest in clean energy, innovation, and public policy.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on analytical products in a fast-paced environment.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please submit the following to [email protected], and indicate in the subject line of the email that your application is for the position of “Energy Policy Analyst”:

  • Cover letter stating your specific interest and qualifications for the position.
  • Resume with three references who have agreed to be contacted by phone or email.
  • Writing sample of at least 2000 words on a topic relevant to the position. 
Founded in 2006, ITIF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational institute—a...
Posted on February 13, 2019
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