Fellow – Energy Security and Climate Change Program – CSIS

At CSIS we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity.  Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.

The CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change Program seeks a Fellow to support our growing portfolio of work on clean energy, energy security, and climate change. The Fellow’s responsibilities will include policy research, data analysis, project management, proposal development, and administration. The Fellow will have opportunities to develop a research portfolio, establish personal expertise, and instigate projects to meet program needs and personal ambitions. The successful candidate will be a team player, possess excellent research, writing and communication skills, and have an entrepreneurial spirit and drive to turn ideas into impact. Demonstrated experience with energy and climate issues will be preferred.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following

• Draft original commentaries, analysis, and reports; prepare project-related research products (including multimedia); and contribute to collaborative research and writing tasks.
• Serve as substantive expert on clean energy and/or climate issues, including at CSIS and external workshops, events, and podcasts.
• Take initiative to develop new writing, research, and project ideas.
• Contribute to the thought leadership and strategic direction of the program.
• Develop work plans and timelines for research projects and coordinates both internal and outside experts to execute them on schedule.

Knowledge, education, and experience

• 4-6 years of experience in a related energy sector (electricity, climate policy, trade and climate, renewable energy, hydrogen, critical minerals).
• Relevant advanced degree.
• Demonstrated knowledge of energy and climate change policies.
• Excellent research and writing skills.
• Strong quantitative skills preferred.
• Strong project management and attention to detail preferred.
• Ability to work well independently and collaboratively as needed.
• Must possess a self-starting and entrepreneurial outlook.

Physical requirements and work conditions

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter at https://careers.csis.org/.

Learn more and apply: https://careers.csis.org/opportunities/1069

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