Associate, Climate Policy Practice – Climate Advisors


75% Policy Work

    * Researching and writing high-impact policy briefs, background papers, and other materials
    * Playing a central role within a small policy team to discuss and review policy areas and ideas
    * Collaborating with internal and external peers on research and policy analysis
    * Arranging, attending and participating in meetings with government officials, clients, and climate change stakeholders

25% Special Assistant to the CEO

    * Contributing to project proposals, partner development, and recruitment
    * Playing a lead role in editing, cite-checking, and producing written materials
    * Assisting with the organization of meetings and conferences, in collaboration with staff
    * Working with website manager to oversee content of web pages and publications
    * Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications

    * Truly exceptional academic achievement
    * Discretion, creativity, maturity, intellectual curiosity, initiative, and good judgment
    * Exemplary and proven communications skills in English, including writing and editing skills
    * Strong knowledge of and passion for climate policy and action
    * Ability to absorb and synthesize large amounts of information and data quickly
    * Excels in an a rapidly changing and dynamic political and business environment
    * Exceptional collaborative style
    * Ability to work on small teams at a fast pace and under time constraints
    * Flexibility and desire to take on new roles and responsibilities as the firm evolves
    * Strong research skills using library and online resource
    * Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    * Quantitative skills a considerable plus

    * 1-2 years practical experience in climate policy strongly preferred
    * Bachelors or Masters degree
    * Strong preference given to graduates of highly competitive programs in economics, international relations, environmental studies, or political science

Other information

Location: Washington, DC
Timing: Immediate; closing on February 21st, 2012 or when filled
How to Apply: Please send cover letter and CV to

Permanent / Part-Time


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