POSITION TITLE: Policy Fellow
LOCATION: Washington, DC
ABOUT US: Founded in 1970, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is the leading think tank that produces high-quality research and solutions that inform innovative elected officials at every level of government who serve communities of color. The Joint Center provides a platform for innovative officials and experts to work together in key research and policy areas, such as technology, workforce development, entrepreneurship, financial services, education, civic engagement, criminal justice, and tax and fiscal policy. Click here for a review of our 2015 activities and 2016 plans.
JOB-TYPE, SALARY, & BENEFITS: Full time position for 26 months. The organization seeks a Spring 2016 college graduate for 26 months (June 2016-July 2018) who is planning on enrolling in a top graduate or professional school in Fall 2018 to execute the responsibilities outlined below. During the first year of the fellowship, the Policy Fellow will focus entirely on the job duties outlined below. During the second year, the Policy Fellow will remain responsible for job duties outlined below, but the Joint Center will provide flexibility for the Policy Fellow to prepare for a graduate or professional school test (e.g., LSAT, GRE, GMAT—two weeks of paid leave) and to apply for graduate or professional school. The Policy Fellow will report directly to the President’s Chief of Staff. Salary of $35,000, health insurance, two weeks of paid leave to study for professional / graduate school exams.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Interested applicants should send a resume listing three references, cover letter explaining interest in the fellowship and future graduate or professional school plans, unofficial transcript, and SAT or ACT scores as one document to Samone Ijoma (firstname.lastname@example.org) in PDF format with “Policy Fellow” in the subject line by the close of business on Friday, February 26, 2016. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and decisions will be made as soon as the appropriate candidate is identified. No phone calls please.
The Joint Center is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
START DATE: Monday, June 6, 2016 (accommodations may be made for a different start date depending on circumstances).