Jobs

The Progressive Policy Institute is currently seeking to fill the positions listed below. Please check back for future openings. Thank you for your interest in the Progressive Policy Institute.

Economic Policy Analyst – NEW

Education Policy Research Assistant – NEW

Public Affairs Intern

Editorial Intern

Economics Intern
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Economic Policy Analyst

Center-left policy think tank is seeking a full-time economic policy analyst beginning Winter, 2016 at our Washington, D.C. office. The analyst will work with the senior economics staff at on issues related to the data-driven economy, regulation, taxation, trade, energy, infrastructure, intellectual property, and a variety of other topics. An understanding of current technology policy debates is a plus.

Responsibilities include research, writing and contributing to policy memos, op-eds, book chapters, and blog items; and providing research support to the senior economics staff. The economic policy analyst will also help organize conferences and seminars related to economic policy.

Applicants should have a minimum of two years experience in economics and public policy, experience with writing and analyzing economic data, a sense of humor, and the ability to work well as an individual and as a member of a team. Please include a resume, cover letter, and writing sample with your application.

This is not an entry level position. Only candidates with experience in Economics will be considered.

Please send resumes to jobs@ppionline.org with the subject line Economic Policy Analyst. Please submit all materials as PDFs with your first and last name at the beginning of the file name.

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Education Policy Research Assistant

The Progressive Policy Institute is looking for a researcher/writer/editor with education policy experience:

Center-left think tank in Washington seeks writer/researcher to contribute to a project on K-12 education reform and offer general editorial support. Applicants should have several years’ experience in education policy and be conversant with charter schools, school governance, personalized and online learning, and related issues. Duties include supporting the project’s director, and supplementing his work by producing articles, issue briefs and policy reports on such topics. In addition, applicants should be able to support the institute’s policy analysis on other topics. Strong writing/editing skills are essential. Salary range: $45-$60K based on experience.

Applicants should submit a C.V. and single page cover letter detailing why they would be a good fit for a job involving Education Policy at Progressive Policy Institute.

This is not an entry level position. Only candidates with experience in Education Policy will be considered.

Please send resumes to jobs@ppionline.org with the subject line Education Policy Research Assistant. Please submit all materials as PDFs with your first and last name at the beginning of the file name. No phone calls please. Due to the number of applications, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Public Affairs Internship

The Progressive Policy Institute is seeking public affairs interns for Fall 2016.

Fall 2016

PPI is a nonprofit think tank that seeks to define and promote a new progressive politics for the 21st century. PPI was the main purveyor of policy innovations to Bill Clinton’s New Democrats — break-the-mold ideas that also migrated to Britain and other democratic countries around the world under the rubric of the “third way.” Today, PPI remains at the forefront of promoting a pragmatic and responsible progressivism with a focus on center-left issues in areas such as economic growth, education reform, and regulatory reform.

An ideal candidate will be a political and news junkie with prior experience working in public affairs. Must have a genuine interest in domestic politics, foreign policy, current national issues and a working knowledge of social media networks. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong organizational and multitasking skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, and the facility to drive results and to consistently meet deadlines are a must.

Intern responsibilities:
• Compiling and organizing daily news clips
• Fact checking releases, op-eds, studies, and reports
• Copy-editing
• Updating press and media contact lists
• Assisting with the organization’s viral media and social networking operations
• Conducting research and compiling statistics for editorial and web materials
• Occasionally drafting statements, op-eds and press releases
• Laying-out website and press materials
• Assisting with daily operations
• General office work

Qualifications include:
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Strong internet skills and intuition
• Excellent verbal and writing skills
• Ability to be a team player and to work in a fast-paced environment
• Flexibility and dedication
• Knowledge of AP Style
• Interest in politics and foreign policy
• Intellectual curiosity

Preferred:
• Experience working with press
• Experience working with the blogosphere
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suites
• Knowledge of social-networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
• Appreciation for image
• Graphic design sensibility

We are currently seeking interns interested in working (approximately 20 hours) during regular weekday hours, but are flexible to other hours based on students’ needs. This opportunity is unpaid.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and 2 writing samples (1-3 pages in length each) to dmack@ppionline.org. No phone calls please. Due to the number of applications, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Editorial Intern

The Progressive Policy Institute is looking for editorial interns for Fall 2016.

PPI is a nonprofit think tank that seeks to define and promote a new progressive politics for the 21st century. PPI was the main purveyor of policy innovations to Bill Clinton’s New Democrats — break-the-mold ideas that also migrated to Britain and other democratic countries around the world under the rubric of the “third way.” Today, PPI remains at the forefront of promoting a pragmatic and responsible progressivism with a focus on center-left issues in areas such as economic growth, education reform, and regulatory reform.

Editorial interns will:

• Assist in researching, fact-checking, and copyediting policy reports, op-eds, and blog posts for our website.
• Help us find prospective authors and leading thinkers on different policy areas by monitoring policy journals, political magazines, newspapers, and blogs.
• Perform some production duties, such as finding photos and art for our publications and posts, publishing edited blog posts in WordPress, laying out policy reports and memos in Adobe InDesign, and other related tasks.
• Correspond with authors and assist the managing editor in handling workflow.
• Assist with office and general administrative duties.

We are looking for interns with strong writing and editing skills, exceptional critical thinking, a keen eye for detail and accuracy, and familiarity with Microsoft Office and Internet research. Familiarity with Macs, Photoshop, and InDesign is a huge plus.

The ideal candidate is a policy wonk and a political junkie, with experience working on the college newspaper or other publications.

We are currently seeking interns interested in working (approximately 20 hours) during regular weekday hours, but are flexible to other hours based on students’ needs. This opportunity is unpaid.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 writing samples (2-5 pages in length each) to dmack@ppionline.org. No phone calls please. Due to the number of applications, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.