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Policy Analyst

Title:                         Policy Analyst

Reports to:             Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics

Job Summary:        Under the supervision of the Director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, the Policy Analyst is responsible for publishing in-depth, impactful, and high-quality research papers on issues relating to constitutional government and contemporary American political thought. The Policy Analyst must also promote these papers and discuss these issues in the public square, via op-eds, essays and media appearances, and speak intelligently about them to various audiences, both inside and outside of Washington.


Job Duties:

  • Conduct policy analysis and scholarly research.
  • Research, write, and publish high-quality papers, reports, and book chapters.
  • Organize events and meetings.
  • Assist in preparation of Congressional testimony and testify before Congress.
  • Engage with the public policy community and thought leaders.
  • Publish blogs, op-eds, and essays with Heritage and in leading magazines and journals.
  • Participate at public functions and conferences.


Education:             Master’s degree or PhD (preferably) in political science.

Experience:           3-5 years of relevant experience (which may include graduate studies)

Communication:  Effective writer and public speaker

Technology:          Microsoft Office and Outlook


Special Skills/Requirements:  

  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, and the department’s goals and objectives
  • In-depth knowledge of two or more related public policy areas, and practical experience in relevant field.
  • Communicates and advocates effectively, both verbally and in writing, in a variety of settings, including public speaking and media appearances.
  • Exercises initiative, within mission and established policies, to achieve assigned objectives.
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