Clean Energy Fellow

Third Way’s Clean Energy program is seeking a Fellow to join its dynamic team that is engaged in a multi-year effort to develop and implement federal policies to transition the country from dirty to clean energy. This project is centered around a pragmatic approach to policy-making, an awareness of current political challenges, and a desire to capitalize on the strengths and input of the private sector.

This position will be filled by a hard-working, self-motivated individual who is interested in learning more about federal energy policy and the politics behind it. The Fellow will report to the Vice President of Clean Energy and will be part of a team that is engaged in tasks covering a wide range of clean energy policy and analysis by:

  • Managing an entire segment of a project from inception to publishing, and taking part in the process of educating lawmakers and the press about the Fellow’s work;
  • Researching their assigned policy fields by regularly consulting government databases, industry experts, federal agency officials, congressional testimony, and a variety of other resources;
  • Working with third-party contractors to conduct economic and environmental modeling of the policies within the Fellow’s assigned portfolio;
  • Organizing and participating in high-level external meetings, briefings on Capitol Hill, professional networking events, and other activities to promote the policies they have developed; and
  • Supporting other members of the Clean Energy team with research and minor administrative tasks as needed.

The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree with a quantitative focus, preferably in a field of public policy, economics, engineering, or the hard sciences. While this position requires strong technical abilities, Third Way’s success relies on our ability to build relationships and communicate our message. Therefore, the Clean Energy Fellow must be able to explain complicated concepts in a way that makes sense to the general public. To engage and excite an audience, the Fellow will need to convey personality in their written and verbal communication – even when dealing with dense, data-heavy topics. Policy is all about solving problems, something that the ideal candidate enjoys and is good at. Creativity is a valuable skill at all stages of policy development, so the Clean Energy Fellow must have the ability to identify and pursue opportunities that might not be visible to the average Joe. Finally, fellows must have a deep commitment to clean energy and to Third Way’s mission of representing Americans in the “vital center.”

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to fellowship@thirdway.org; include “Clean Energy Fellowship” in the subject line. We place a high value on your cover letter, so tell us about a new idea that you’ve explored in your work. And be sure to show us your personality, too.