Position Title: Congressional Policy Fellow
Location: Washington, DC
ClearPath’s mission is to develop and advance conservative policies to address climate change by accelerating clean energy innovation. To advance that mission, we develop cutting-edge policy and messaging, educate policymakers, and collaborate with academics and industry. Started in 2014 by entrepreneur Jay Faison, ClearPath engages in the direct education of policy makers within the White House, Congress, Executive Agencies, and regulators like the NRC and FERC.
ClearPath team members believe in small government, free markets, and American entrepreneurship. Those principles form the basis for how the team analyzes proposed clean energy and climate policy.
ClearPath is looking to sponsor several Congressional Policy Fellows. Specifically we are looking for individuals mid-career interested in an educational opportunity to work temporarily in Congress. Opportunities may be on the House or Senate side on key committees working on climate and clean energy policy. In this role you will be expected to pursue educational opportunities in Congress to broaden your portfolio and capabilities.
This position works collaboratively on a diverse set of clean energy technologies. Fellows will collect and assess data, contribute to written products such as policy briefs and research papers, build relationships with private sector and academic partners to inform policy analysis, and participate in federal policy maker education.
This is a temporary one-year fellowship. Based on performance and operational openings, fellows may be considered for continued employment within ClearPath or within our network of stakeholders past one year, if mutually agreeable.
- Conduct research and analyses of policy, technologies, and industry trends for diverse portfolio focused on clean energy, climate or environmental issues
- Provide insights and quality written products pertaining to ongoing legislative, regulatory, and policy activities across the federal government
- Responsibilities may include responding to constituent mail, attending constituent meetings, attending hearings, conducting research, drafting memos and tracking legislation
- Produce research insights and written products pertaining to ongoing clean energy legislative, regulatory and innovation activities across the federal governmet
- Track federal clean energy programs, such the RD&D programs at the Department of Energy and U.S. national laboratories, and make recommendations to improve their impact
- Prioritize, execute and raise the visibility of policy agenda. This includes identifying the “white space” and leveraging it as an opportunity for growth
- Communicate complex ideas clearly, simply and convincingly, internally and externally to both technical and non-technical audiences
- Network and Engage with stakeholders on policy issues, e.g. the Department of Energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, relevant Congressional Committees, key stakeholders, and industry groups.
- Accommodation: desire to help others
- Abstract Reasoning Ability: potential to solve problems and understand the logical relationships among concepts
- Flexibility: willingness to modify an approach and to adapt to changing circumstances
- Idea Orientation: preference for thinking creatively and generating new ways to solve problems
- Openness: receptiveness to new or alternative ideas
- Self-structure: preference for independently determining work methods
- Thoroughness: The tendency to pay attention to detail
- Teamwork: Be fun, fast, collaborative, and supportive- play to win
- Dedication: Be here because you want to change the world
- Ownership: Think and act like an owner
- Adaptability: Be humble and agile
- Integrity: Believe individual and organizational credibility is everything
- Curiosity: Voracious learner eager to engage with the substantive details of our work
- College degree required
- 2-5 years of experience in a highly related field
- Professional experience in climate policy or clean energy policy is a plus.
- Solid understanding of Congress or the Administration including prior policy portfolio preferred. Individuals should be knowledgeable of current policy issues, and have a thorough understanding of the legislative process.
- Strong writing and analytical skills
- Prior exposure to Capitol Hill preferred
- A professional and personal commitment to ClearPath’s mission and values
Compensation & Benefits:
- Competitive salary commensurate with experience
- Comprehensive health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
- Retirement Benefit offering an employer matching contribution of employee contributions of $1 for $1 on the first 5% of pay you contribute
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At ClearPath, we value a diverse and inclusive workforce. We believe our team is the key to making an impact and fulfilling our mission. ClearPath is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. ClearPath participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.