Careers — We are looking for people who propose and promote science-based solutions to the climate crisis

Our Openings

Since its inception in 2017, the Energy Futures Initiative has built a team of data-driven innovators dedicated to accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy. See all open positions here.

Research Specialist, Justice and Equity

EFI is seeking a Research Specialist focused on energy justice, environmental justice, and just transitions. Research Specialists provide critical contributions to EFI, including but not limited to authoring high-profile reports and thought leadership and managing and conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis. A successful candidate will have considerable research experience in at least one component of justice and equity, with a preference for those with experience in clean energy research. This is a hybrid position based in Washington, D.C., though candidates should expect to be in the office on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Policy Outreach Associate

EFI is seeking a mature and professional Policy Outreach Associate with the ability to brief cabinet-level policymakers, C-Suite executives, television producers and on-air personalities. The preferred candidate will be an organized and enthusiastic person with experience on Capitol Hill working for a committee, party caucus or member of Congress. In this role, you will meet regularly with congressional staffer, state and local policy makers, and business executives to elevate EFI’s analytic work. You will also be required to handle travel logistics and confidently deal with unexpected challenges (flight delays, city traffic), while making sure preparation milestones and event target times are met. Candidates must have 3+ years of relevant experience after college graduation in a paid position.

Communications Associate

The Communication Associate will work with the Senior Vice President of Policy Strategy and Outreach and the Deputy Director of Communications to plan and implement effective strategic communications efforts to promote EFI’s analytical work and thought leadership to various audiences. You must have 3+ years of post-graduate experience in communications, preferably in energy communications. In this role, you will write, edit, and manage a variety of strategic content to communicate complex ideas to technical and non-technical audiences.

Melanie A. Kenderdine addressing a committee
Joseph S. Hezir addressing a committee

What We Do

We’re passionate about solutions that drive change

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Original Research Built for Action

We’re committed to pursuing original research. We provide public and private decision-makers with strategic insights and integrated policy solutions and viable implementation pathways.

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Convening Conversations

We convene industry, labor, policymakers, and NGOs to forge practical, implementable climate change solutions. Lasting solutions to the climate crisis are only possible when you engage all stakeholders.

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Innovation Opportunities

We’re promoting strong communities and a 21st Century energy workforce, with a focus on city, state and regional innovation opportunities.

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Global Energy Security Mindset

We engage globally to advance collective energy security goals, with the objective of increasing access to energy for the 800 million people who need it.