Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program
The Fellow, in collaboration with the broader CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change team, will manage all aspects of the Program’s U.S. Clean and Resilient States Initiative. These aspects include both the research (specifics outlined below) and administrative duties relevant to the success of the Initiative. They will have substantial experience (+3 years) in the areas of climate and energy policy (and their intersection) at the U.S. state level.
Additionally, the Fellow will demonstrate ability to create and execute a robust methodology for the collection, organization, and assessment of policy data in the areas of energy and climate. The Fellow will demonstrate strong project management skills, exceptionally strong research skills, attention to detail, and good interpersonal communication.
Background: The U.S. Clean and Resilient States Initiative is a new research project by the CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change Program. The Initiative aims to help state-level policymakers develop a low-carbon and resilient energy sector, and one that also spurs economic opportunity. The project goals are to (1) identify and prioritize key policies employed at the state-level to achieve energy objectives; (2) provide timely feedback to policymakers to improve existing policy approaches; and (3) advise state and federal government policymakers on how to avoid or resolve impasses between state and federal energy policy prerogatives. The Fellow will work with other members of the Energy Security and Climate Change team as well as an academic advisory board to construct robust research methodologies for answering core research objectives. The Fellow will be responsible for collecting large amounts of state-level energy policy data for collation in a database and for the purposes of conducting analysis.