Policy Fellowship

  • ClearPath
  • Remote (Washington, DC, USA)
  • Nov 18, 2021
Paid fellowship Advocacy & Policy

Job Description


Organization: ClearPath, Inc.

Position Title: Policy Fellow
Location: Washington, DC

Organization Overview

ClearPath’s mission is to develop and advance policies that accelerate breakthrough innovations that reduce emissions in the energy and industrial sectors. To advance that mission, we develop cutting-edge policy and messaging, educate policymakers, and collaborate with academics and industry. Started in 2014 by entrepreneur Jay Faison, ClearPath engages in the direct education of policy makers within the White House, Congress, Executive Agencies, and regulators like the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

ClearPath team members believe in small government, free markets, and American entrepreneurship. Those principles form the basis for how the team analyzes proposed clean energy and climate policy. 

Job Summary

ClearPath is currently looking for a fellow from June 2022-June 2023, but is flexible based on the graduation date/availability of a preferred candidate. Based on performance and operational openings, fellows may be considered for continued employment within ClearPath, within our network of stakeholders, or within government past Summer 2023, if mutually agreeable.

This role will cover special projects across a broad technology portfolio, working closely to collaborate with the entire team of policy experts already at ClearPath. Additionally, the fellow will gain exposure to the entire ClearPath team and ClearPath’s partners to further understand the role legislative advocacy and communications plays to elevate the federal public policy debate. The fellow will gain skills in research and analysis, written advocacy, oral advocacy, and how to participate in legislative processes. The fellow will be an integral part of the ClearPath team and will gain exposure to a variety of activities including attending Hill meetings, working with private sector stakeholders, joint advocacy with other partners, policy analysis and development, and legislative and regulatory research and drafting.

Job Description

Research & Advising

  • Execute research and analysis activities to identify policy needs and develop legislative approaches to address them;
  • Provide high-level, quick, and in-depth analysis of policy, politics and industry trends; 
  • Generate research insights and quality written products pertaining to ongoing legislative, regulatory, and policy activities on Capitol Hill and across the Executive Branch;
  • Identify policy opportunities and help develop strategies alongside the ClearPath Government Affairs team for policy action;
  • Work with partners and grantees to further policy priorities;
  • Support the writing of fact sheets, newsletters, op-eds, and educational materials;
  • Respond to a variety of special projects with visibility to members of government including the administration and beyond; and
  • Monitor a broad portfolio of initiatives related to clean energy innovation and deployment. 


Candidate requirements



  • Accommodation: Desire to help others;
  • Abstract Reasoning Ability: Potential to solve problems and understand the logical relationships among concepts;
  • Idea Orientation: preference for thinking creatively and generating new ways to solve problems;
  • Self-structure: preference for independently determining work methods; and
  • Thoroughness: The tendency to pay attention to detail.



  • Adaptability: Be humble and agile;
  • Curiosity: Voracious learner eager to engage with the substantive details of our work;
  • Dedication: Be here because you want to change the world;
  • Integrity: Believe individual and organizational credibility is everything;
  • Ownership: Think and act like owner;
  • Teamwork: Be fun, fast, collaborative, and supportive.



  • Entry-level position; Internship experience in policy analysis a plus;
  • Bachelor Degree in science, energy, environmental management, engineering, economics, finance or public policy preferred;
  • Comfort with technology and ability to quickly learn new systems;
  • Excellent communicator (verbal and written);
  • A professional and personal commitment to ClearPath’s mission and values; and
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 5% of the time.


Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience;
  • Paid professional development opportunities;
  • Comprehensive health, dental, life, and disability insurance; 
  • No vacation policy - take what you need whenever workflow allows; and
  • Fully stocked office kitchen in newly renovated building on Capitol Hill.


Please send resume and writing samples to Andrea Steiner at steiner@clearpath.org 

At ClearPath, we value a diverse and inclusive workforce. We believe our team is the key to making an impact and fulfilling our mission. ClearPath is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Advocacy or Policy, Research & Education