Research Assistant
Center for Clean Air Policy - Washington, DC

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The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) is hiring for a research assistant based in Washington, D.C. Since 1985, CCAP has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy and is the only independent, non-profit think-tank working exclusively on those issues at the local, national and international levels. CCAP helps policymakers around the world to develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests.


The research assistant will support CCAP’s Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) initiative, which seeks to catalyze the development of climate change mitigation policies in developing countries in Latin America and Asia. S/he will provide research, report-writing and conference-preparation support for CCAP’s projects focused on developing-country climate change policies. Responsibilities include:
  • Research and quantitative analysis on developing-country climate and energy policies
  • Policy analysis and writing for case studies, reports, memos, etc.
  • Presentations and conference material preparation for upcoming meetings and conferences, and general support for these events
  • Writing blogs, issue briefs, and fact sheets
  • Interaction with outside technical consultants, experts, and international policymakers on various assignments.
The position is available immediately. Expected salary range is $28,000-32,000 depending on the individual’s qualifications and experience, and full benefits are provided.


This is an ideal position for a recent college graduate with 1-2 years of experience, looking to work on international climate policy at a cutting edge, non-profit organization. The successful candidate will be able to learn quickly on the job, work independently, and manage multiple tasks. Specific qualifications include:
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental policy, international relations, political science, economics, environmental science or related field
  • Coursework or experience in environmental, climate, and energy policy required
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus
  • Excellent research and writing skills required
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and timeliness with deadlines
  • Experience with Microsoft Office including: Excel, Word, Outlook and Powerpoint
  • Prior experience a plus

Applications, including a cover letter describing your qualifications, your resume (in Word or PDF format), and one writing sample (containing quantitative or technical analysis including spreadsheet, if possible) should be sent to: . Please also reference where you learned of the position. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type “Research Assistant” and your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls please.

The Center for Clean Air Policy is an equal opportunity employer.

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Since 1985, CCAP has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy and is the only independent, non-profit think-tank...