There are plenty of think tanks in Washington that define the left. And plenty that define the right. But Third Way is the only DC think tank that has been described as “incorrigible pragmatists," “radical centrists" and “the best source for new ideas in public policy." If you are an ideologically rebellious, fresh-thinking policy wonk willing to listen and learn, we'd like you to join us.

The Third Way Fellowship is a full-time, 12-month program that comes with a $50,000 annual stipend and two weeks paid vacation, plus healthcare and benefits. But we're actually offering much more: the chance to be in the room when we 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 a methodology that is intellectually rigorous; and to leverage our wide-ranging DC network into future career opportunities.

The application deadline for the 2018-2019 Fellows Program was March 2, 2018. Applications for the 2019-2020 Fellows Program will open on May 1, 2018. If you're interested in learning more about the Fellows Program, please feel free to direct any questions or requests for information to

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

Issue Fellowships
2017-2018 Fellows
  • Photo of Adam Twardowski
    Adam Twardowski
    Former Fellow for National Security
  • Photo of Rachel Minogue
    Rachel Minogue
    Former Fellow for the Economic Program
  • Photo of Mykael Goodsell-SooTho
    Mykael Goodsell-SooTho
    Former Fellow for the Clean Energy Program
Former Fellows
  • Fahad Siddiqui
    Fellow for Clean Energy
  • Rachael Stephens
    Fellow for the Economic Program
  • Gary Ashcroft
    2016 Fellow for National Security
  • Nathan Kasai
    Policy Advisor
  • Matthew Goldberg
    Fellow, Clean Energy Program
  • Paul Lapointe
    Fellow for the Economic Program
  • David Forscey
    Fellow, National Security Program
  • Tyler Cole
    Fellow, Social Policy and Politics Program
  • Samuel Brinton
    Fellow, Clean Energy Program
  • Kenneth Megan
    Fellow, Economic Program
  • Chrissy Bishai
    Fellow, National Security Program
  • Stephenie Johnson
    Fellow, Social Policy & Politics Program
  • Ingrid Akerlind
  • Kimberly Pucher
  • Faris Alikhan
  • Tamara Hiler
    Deputy Director of Education