Center of the American Experiment is Minnesota’s think tank. Its mission is to change Minnesota’s civic culture by promoting free-market, limited government policies. In addition to writing and commissioning papers, holding public meetings, and informing legislators, the Center engages in an aggressive outreach program including op-eds, radio ads, videos, emails, an active web site (www.americanexperiment.org), a quarterly magazine called Thinking Minnesota, Facebook, and more. Through these means, the Center brings conservative messages to millions of Minnesotans.
In the last year, the Center has exposed the failure of Minnesota’s “green energy” policies, worked to free public sector employees from unions, carried out an aggressive public campaign to relieve traffic congestion, promoted alternatives to four-year college degrees, exposed leftist indoctrination in the public schools, advocated free-market, lower-tax policies to aid Minnesota’s economy, worked closely with Minnesota’s legislature on health care and other issues, and much more.
The Center is looking for a Policy Fellow to work as part of our policy team and help to create and disseminate the Center’s messages. The Fellow will report directly to the Center’s President. American Experiment is growing, and the Fellow position offers tremendous opportunity for professional development.
The Policy Fellow will have the opportunity to work on a broad range of public policy issues such as health care, energy, transportation, economics, budgets, taxes, and state and local governance.
We are open to either an up-and-coming or a more experienced policy analyst. We plan to tailor the role around a person’s particular skills, abilities, and policy expertise and interests. Above all, we are interested in finding someone who wants the opportunity to grow and become a key member of the organization.
- BA degree required; advanced degree (MA, PhD or JD) preferred
- Commitment to free-market, limited government principles
- Top-notch research, writing and oral communication skills
- Reasonable familiarity with public policy issues in some of the following fields: energy, transportation, taxes, state and local governance, economics, health care, natural resources, budget
- 2-10+ years of policy experience preferred but not required
- Assist the Center’s Senior Policy Fellows with research support
- Draft research papers on public policy issues
- Write op-eds for Minnesota newspapers and magazines
- Contribute posts to the Center’s web site (www.americanexperiment.org), Facebook page and Twitter feed
- Deliver presentations at public programs and meetings
- Provide interviews to radio and television stations
- Contribute to the Center’s quarterly magazine, Thinking Minnesota
The job is full-time and requires residence in the Twin Cities. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF with your name in the file:
- Cover letter detailing your sincere interest in the organization’s mission and your salary requirements
- One sample of research or persuasive writing
Please include “Policy Fellow – Your Name” in the subject line of your email.
Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Claire Dixon, executive director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: email@example.com.
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.
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