Economic Policy Analyst

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)—the nation’s top-ranked technology and economic policy think tank—seeks an economic policy analyst to work on a wide range of economic policy issues related to technological innovation, productivity, and competitiveness, such as documenting the impact of information and communications technologies and R&D investments on nations’ economic and productivity growth. The analyst will identify, collect, and analyze data; conduct scholarly literature reviews; and draft reports, blog posts, and op-ed articles. The position will be in Washington, DC, and will report to ITIF’s vice president of global innovation policy.

The ideal applicant will be a detail-oriented, intrinsically motivated self-starter who can develop innovative and original insights, analysis, and authorship while also thriving in a collaborative, team-oriented environment. He or she will be a quick study and highly productive researcher, writer, and thinker.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Help conduct a policy research program focusing on state, national, and international policy related to innovation and economic growth.
  • Locate, extract, manipulate, find patterns, and draw conclusions from public and private datasets.
  • Compile and analyze data from national statistical economic databases.
  • Write clear and incisive policy reports, op-ed articles, blog posts, and other materials on a broad variety of policy areas relating to innovation and economics.


  • Ideal candidate has at least a bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, or related field.
  • A strong background in Excel and an understanding of statistics and data analytics.
  • Exceptional writing skills, especially an ability to write succinctly and persuasively for policy audiences.
  • Keen interest in technology, innovation, and public policy.
  • Knowledge of business economics and the federal economic statistics system would be a plus.
  • Highly proactive and flexible, with an ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please submit the following to, and indicate in the subject line of the email that your application is for the position of “economic policy analyst”:

  • Cover letter stating your specific interest and qualifications for the position. Resumes submitted without a tailored cover letter will not be considered.
  • Resume.
  • A writing sample of at least five pages, preferably on a related topic. 

Office Manager & Staff Assistant

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the world’s top think tank for science and technology policy, seeks a highly motivated and detail-oriented team player to provide logistical and editorial support to ITIF’s president and to assist ITIF’s COO in managing the organization’s administrative and operational systems.

The ideal candidate will be highly organized, responsive, detail-oriented, and productive. He or she will be adept at managing both short-term and long-term deadlines, solving problems, and getting things done quickly with an eye for professional polish.

ITIF has earned its distinction as the world’s leader in science and technology policy by nimbly producing a large volume of high-caliber research reports, policy analysis and commentary, and by staging a rich program of panel discussions and other events, which it hosts in its Washington office and other locations. The executive assistant will play an important role in supporting all of this activity.


  • Provide editorial support such as formatting and copyediting documents, endnotes, and PowerPoint presentations
  • Compose, edit, and coordinate official and routine correspondence
  • Support the organization’s accounting process by logging expenditures and preparing invoices, check requests, and expense reports
  • Facilitate office administration by managing the organization’s main phone line, ordering office supplies, and managing other administrative systems
  • Collaborate with ITIF’s event coordinator to schedule and support staff meetings and other internal functions
  • Collaborate with the event coordinator to maintain ITIF’s contact database
  • Coordinate travel arrangements
  • Miscellaneous projects


  • Strong ability to organize, prioritize, and deliver on tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in work
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, intensely focused team environment
  • Self-motivation, problem-solving skills, and competence to work without tight supervision
  • Professional business communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Internet skills

Salary and benefits: Competitive salary is commensurate with experience and includes a health and benefits package, generous paid vacation, and an annual performance-based bonus.

To apply: Please submit a résumé and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to, with “Office Manager” in the subject line.

Policy Fellow, Center for Data Innovation (Paid, Temporary)

The Center for Data Innovation, a non-profit think tank affiliated with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, is seeking a policy fellow for summer 2018. This policy fellowship is part of the 2018 Google Public Policy Fellow Program. The ideal applicant should have a demonstrated interest in the intersection of public policy, technology, and data, as well as exceptional writing abilities. Current graduate students with interest in policy issues related to the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, or open data efforts are especially encouraged to apply. This is a temporary position based in Washington, DC. Fellows will receive a stipend of USD 7,500.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Write original policy reports, articles, and op-eds.
  • Provide research support (e.g. writing literature reviews, fact checking, etc.).
  • Monitor news articles on specific subject areas.
  • Track legislation and regulations.
  • Attend and summarize hearings and events.
  • Assist with organizing and running events and conferences.
  • Help maintain the Center for Data Innovation website and related materials.


  • A graduate student in public policy, economics, political science, statistics, information science, computer science, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated interest in technology and public policy.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Highly proactive and flexible, with an ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.

Application process:

To apply for this position, please complete the application available on the 2018 Google Public Policy Fellowship website. Applications are due no later than 12:00 a.m. midnight ET, Tuesday, March 20.

Communications Intern (Paid)

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)—a nonprofit, nonpartisan science and tech policy think tank—seeks a full-time communications intern for summer 2018. The intern will assist with a range of activities related to the organization and promotion of ITIF and its policy research.  

Essential responsibilities:

  • Build press contact lists and assist with other contact management activities.
  • Research and track news coverage of ITIF and relevant policy issues to inform daily communications activities.
  • Draft recaps of ITIF events.
  • Assist in managing digital media accounts, including brainstorming and drafting posts for the ITIF website, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
  • Support event planning and execution.


  • At least a rising junior working toward an undergraduate degree.
  • Demonstrated interest in communications, public relations, and/or public policy.
  • Exceptional writing and communications skills.
  • Ability to work in a detail-oriented, organized, and thoughtful manner.
  • A creative and proactive thinker.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Prior experience with database management software, PR software (i.e., Vocus, Cision), and/or basic A/V equipment (i.e., cameras, microphones) preferred.

Application process:

To apply for this position, please submit the following to with “Communications Intern” in the email subject line:

  • Cover letter (1 page max; please note preferred start and end dates for internship);
  • Resume (1 page max); and
  • Writing sample (2-3 pages max).

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. (Last updated March 5, 2018.)