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Environmental Defense Fund
Policy Analyst, Legislative Affairs, US Climate and Political Affairs

Overall Function

Environmental Defense Fund is looking to hire a Policy Analyst in the Washington DC office. The Analyst will be an integral member of Environmental Defense Fund’s US Climate Political Affairs program legislative team, working in a high-intensity and multi-disciplinary setting, to advocate on range of energy, clean air and climate change policies.

Key Responsibilities

The policy analyst responsibilities will include:

  • Work at direction of U.S. Climate Political Affairs senior staff on outreach and advocacy with other organizations, government agencies, and Congressional offices.
  • Organize and participate in meetings with Congressional offices about range of energy, clean air and climate issues.
  • Conduct research related to various aspects of energy, clean air and climate policy including but not limited to, summarizing legislative proposals and tracking legislation and sponsors.
  • Draft correspondence, fact sheets and other outreach, advocacy materials.


  • Two years or more of experience working with Congress.
  • Ability to recognize and build on political opportunities.
  • Results-oriented, self-starter with the ability to think strategically and carry out responsibilities in a timely and effective manner with minimal supervision.
  • Advanced degree in environmental and/or energy related field, political science or public policy preferred. Candidates without a graduate degree will be considered based on qualifying experience.
  • Working knowledge of current issues relating to energy efficiency, clean energy, air quality and climate change.

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