There are plenty of think tanks in Washington that define the left. And plenty that define the right. If you are an ideologically rebellious, fresh-thinking policy wonk willing to listen and learn, we'd like you to join us.

The Nancy Hale Fellowship Program offers those just completing their graduate school education and those beginning a career in public policy an opportunity to spend one year with Third Way. During their time here they will have a chance to:  be in the room when we meet with top Washington policy players; co-author papers and work with our policy teams to produce new ideas, research, and insights; learn a methodology that is intellectually rigorous; and leverage our wide-ranging DC network into future career opportunities.

The Fellows Program is a full-time, 12-month program that comes with a $50,000 annual stipend and two weeks paid vacation, plus healthcare and benefits. 

Applications for the 2019-2020 Hale Fellows Program are open.

Third Way is an equal opportunity employer – women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Issue Fellowships
2018-2019 Fellows
  • Photo of Akua Amaning
    Akua Amaning
    Social Policy & Politics Fellow
  • Photo of Brandon Gaskew
    Brandon Gaskew
    National Security Fellow
  • Photo of Ryan Zamarripa
    Ryan Zamarripa
    Economic Program Fellow
Former Fellows
  • Lindsay Steves
    Clean Energy Fellow, 2018-2019
  • Mykael Goodsell-SooTho
    Clean Energy Fellow, 2017-2018
  • Rachel Minogue
    Economic Fellow, 2017-2018
  • Adam Twardowski
    National Security Fellow, 2017-2018
  • Fahad Siddiqui
    Clean Energy Fellow, 2016-2017
  • Rachael Stephens
    Economic Fellow, 2016-2017
  • Gary Ashcroft
    National Security Fellow, 2016-2017
  • Nathan Kasai
    Senior Policy Counsel
  • Matthew Goldberg
    Clean Energy Fellow, 2015-2016
  • Paul Lapointe
    Economic Fellow, 2015-2016
  • David Forscey
    National Security Fellow, 2015-2016
  • Tyler Cole
    Social Policy & Politics Fellow, 2015-2016
  • Samuel Brinton
    Clean Energy Fellow, 2014-2015
  • Kenneth Megan
    Economic Fellow, 2014-2015
  • Chrissy Bishai
    National Security Fellow, 2014-2015
  • Stephenie Johnson
    Social Policy & Politics Fellow, 2014-2015
  • Ingrid Akerlind
    Clean Energy Fellow, 2013 – 2014
  • Kimberly Pucher
    Economic Fellow, 2013 – 2014
  • Faris Alikhan
    National Security Fellow, 2013 – 2014
  • Tamara Hiler
    Deputy Director of Education

Clean Energy Fellow

Third Way’s Clean Energy Program is seeking a fellow to join a dynamic team engaged in an ambitious, multi-year effort to enact climate policies that will help deploy all of the carbon-free tools we have, and invent the ones we still need.

This position will be filled by a hard-working and entrepreneurial individual who is interested in applying a technical background and deep understanding of US energy systems toward creating federal energy policy. Fear not, we’ll bring the fellow up to speed on politics and the inner workings of Washington.

The Fellow will report to the Senior Policy Advisor for Clean Energy.

Fellowship Info

The Nancy Hale Fellows Program is a full-time, 12-month program that comes with a $50,000 annual stipend and two weeks paid vacation, plus healthcare and benefits. It also comes with the chance to meet with top Washington policy players; to co-author papers and work with our policy teams to produce new ideas, research, and insights; to learn our methodology; and to leverage our wide-ranging D.C. network into future career opportunities.

During your time at Third Way, you will learn skills in workflow management, leveraging polarities, meeting facilitation and participation, parallel thinking, dynamic presentation and communication, creativity, design thinking, networking, and interview skills.

Upon completion, our fellows find fulfilling work at other think tanks, congressional committees, private-sector firms, advocacy organizations, and the federal government. They take full advantage of Third Way’s ever-growing network of public policy professionals. If you are a future-oriented thinker and a policy wonk willing to listen and learn, we’d like you to join us.

Requirements/Skills

The ideal candidate has:

  • An interest in moderate politics and commitment to Third Way’s mission;
  • An advanced degree (master’s or law) in a related field;
  • The ability to take initiative on individual projects, but willingness to work collaboratively on a team;
  • Strong research and technical skills, with a talent for knowing and telling the story a dataset demands;
  • The ability to explain complicated concepts in a way that makes sense to policymakers;
  • Diplomacy and discretion when dealing with external groups.

Duties

  • Conducting in-depth research and quantitative analysis of a variety of sources, including online databases, media, and reports from the government, NGOs, and academia;
  • Developing original legislation and producing high-impact written products by distilling complex issues, often under tight deadlines, into succinct and accessible formats, including policy briefings, memos, and presentations;
  • Organizing and participating in high-level external meetings, briefings on Capitol Hill, professional networking events, and other activities to promote Third Way policies;
  • Presenting our research and policy ideas to Hill staff, advocates, think tanks, and academics both through individual and coalition meetings and in other events around D.C.; and
  • Supporting other members of the team with research and minor administrative tasks as needed.

Compensation

$50,000 annual stipend and two weeks paid vacation, plus healthcare and benefits.

Interested?

Apply for the position by June 14, 2019. Applications will be reviewed after the deadline. 

Interested?

Third Way is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.