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 provides information and analysis to improve energy security, address global climate change, and alleviate energy poverty and environmental injustice. We consistently provide high quality public education, strategic insights, and policy solutions by examining issues at the intersection of geopolitics, policy, markets, and technology. Continuing its collaboration with leaders in government, industry, academia, and civil society, the CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change Program develops events and projects designed to help decisionmakers craft smart energy policies that balance economic, environmental, and security priorities.
As a diverse team, we value different perspectives in our work. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply. Experience or specific knowledge about the energy sector and climate policy are not required, but candidates with a demonstrated interest in the fields are preferred. Please tell us why you are interested in the energy and climate change sector in your cover letter.
The hired candidate will be paid hourly, commensurate with experience ($17.00/hour for current undergraduate hires, $18.00/hour for hires with a bachelor’s degree, and $19.00/hour for hires with a master’s degree).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
• Provide research support for individual scholars and projects related to energy security, markets, transition, and geopolitics
• Monitor economic, energy, and climate related policies
• Provide logistical support to the Program staff for administrative tasks as needed, including scheduling, event staffing, and routine office work
• Attend events and lectures, by CSIS and external organizations, to write de-brief summaries
KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:
• Must be eligible to work in the United States
• Must be at least a college junior in good standing, an advanced student, or a recent graduate
• Ability to commit 35 hours a week preferred
• Ability to work in-person at CSIS headquarters
• Excellent research skills required
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
• Good judgment and ability to complete projects independently and with a team
• Well-organized with the ability to manage multiple projects & priorities simultaneously
• Strong computer skills
• Experience with data collection and management preferred
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.
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, cover letter, and short writing sample at https://careers.csis.org/.