Center of the American Experiment is Minnesota’s leading policy organization. Its mission is to promote 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, television ads, billboards, emails, an active website (www.americanexperiment.org), a quarterly magazine, Thinking Minnesota, with a circulation of over 60,000, social media, and more.
While headquartered in Minnesota, the Center’s focus is increasingly national, especially in its energy work. American Experiment has done energy work in approximately 15 states, as well as at the national level.
About the Position
American Experiment is a national leader in exposing how liberal energy policies drive up the cost of living and create energy shortages. We are hiring a full-time Energy Policy Fellow to assist our team in fighting government mandates and support free-market energy policies that promote affordable, reliable energy in Minnesota, and throughout the United States.
The position will actively support other members of the energy team writing opinion editorials, news articles on American Experiment’s website and policy reports, as well as spearheading projects, and assisting with the organization’s work modeling the cost and reliability impacts of energy proposals throughout the country.
Applicants will ideally have experience in the energy space and a basic understanding of commodity markets. They will also have strong research, writing, and data analysis skills.
The Energy Policy Fellow will work from the Center’s office in Golden Valley, MN.
- Analyze utility company filings, data regarding electricity generation, cost and usage, and other data relating to the use and production of energy
- Write approximately three to four posts on energy issues per week at AmericanExperiment.org
- Write op-eds for newspapers and other media outlets
- Participate in public events, appear as a guest on radio and television programs
- Participate in American Experiment’s social media and outreach efforts, including Facebook, X, Instagram, the American Experiment podcast, etc.
- Assist with modeling the cost and reliability impacts of wind and solar energy proposals around the U.S.
- As appropriate, testify before legislative committees
- Draft reports on energy issues, including wind and solar energy proposals
- Generally carry out research and assist more senior members of the team on energy issues
- 0-5 years of experience working in energy policy
- Understanding of commodity markets and modeling preferred
- Strong research, writing, data analysis, and oral communication skills
- Competence with Microsoft Excel
- A background in public policy, history, or a field of science
- Public speaking skills
- Alignment with American Experiment’s mission
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials (in order) in one PDF document:
- Cover letter detailing your philosophical interest in the organization, why position interests you, how your experience has prepared you for this position, and your salary requirements
- Writing sample, where possible, examples of your work in energy policy
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.
Questions can be directed to Lydia Ocampo, Outreach Manager at Talent Market, who is managing the search process: [email protected].
There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled.
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. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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