Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, International Climate Policy

  • Reports to: Director, International Climate Policy
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: Energy and Environment
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time
  • Minimum compensation: $56,000/$62,000


The Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst will work with the Energy and Environment Policy team to conduct policy research and analysis on international climate change and energy policy. Successful applicants will have expertise in climate change mitigation, resilience policy, and international climate policy issues as well as possess strong analytical, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.

The Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst will report to the Director for International Climate Policy and work closely with the Senior Fellows on the Energy and Environment Policy and National Security and International Policy teams. They will also work with members of other policy teams, such as Economic Policy, to identify and develop American Progress initiatives, programs, and research opportunities to advocate for an ambitious U.S. posture in international climate diplomacy. A substantial portion of that work focuses on partnerships and programs with foreign counterparts, both in government and in research and policy advocacy fields.


  • Perform and support research and analysis on international energy and climate policy issues, including conducting literature reviews, proofreading, fact-checking, and editing documents.
  • Draft policy reports, columns, and articles to influence the policy debate on key energy, diplomacy, and international climate issues.
  • Support the work of the Senior Fellow for International Climate Policy and Director for International Climate Policy to develop American Progress’ international climate outreach program, including through policy dialogues, public programs, and joint research with international counterpart organizations. This may include substantial outreach and engagement with the National Security and International Policy team and with outside partners.
  • Serve as the primary liaison between American Progress’ Energy and Environment Policy and National Security and International Policy teams.
  • Engage in rapid response to policy developments, including drafting articles, op-eds, blog posts, and social media posts and shareables on quick turnaround times.
  • Coordinate and plan meetings and events as needed.
  • Represent American Progress in meetings with Capitol Hill staff, coalition partners, and on-the-record media to advance the team’s work.
  • Develop expertise in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in public policy, environmental policy or management, or a related field.
  • Three to four years of professional experience in international relations, climate or energy policy, or a related field are required for the Policy Analyst role; five or more years of experience to be considered for Senior Policy Analyst. Equivalent education, such as a master’s degree, or advocacy work may account for a portion of this experience.
  • Demonstrated interest in the intersection between climate and foreign policy.
  • Ability to prioritize work, balance multiple projects, and meet deadlines in both an individual capacity and in a team setting.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills; quantitative skills are a plus.
  • Proficient in written and verbal communication, including the ability to communicate technical policy matters for a nontechnical audience.

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70.

To Apply

Please follow the link below to the online application. When completing the application, be sure to combine your cover letter and resume/CV into one Word or PDF file and upload this combined document. The system does not allow for multiple files.

This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.
Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.
Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

Additional information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize the progressive agenda: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to www.americanprogress.org. For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to www.americanprogressaction.org.