Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Senior Policy Analyst, Clean Energy Innovation

Washington, DC

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The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)—the leading think tank for science and technology policy—seeks a senior policy analyst for its clean energy innovation policy 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 authoring original and secondary research in multiple formats and presenting research findings at public events for audiences in the policymaking and advocacy community in Washington, D.C., and beyond. The analyst will be an active member of this community through engagement with other organizations and 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 with philanthropic support for one year and may be renewed contingent on future funding.

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

Essential Responsibilities

  • Conduct a qualitative and quantitative research program on clean energy innovation policy at the federal and possibly other (local, state, regional, global) levels.
  • 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.


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

Application Process

To apply for this position, please submit the following to

  • Cover letter stating your specific interest and qualifications for the position.
  • Resume.
  • Sole-authored writing sample of at least 2,000 words on a topic relevant to the position.

Time commitment: Full time

  • Category Long-Term Future
  • Created by Henry Stanley
  • Submitted 12 Feb
  • Last updated 12 Feb