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Independent Fellows (Paid)

The D.C. Policy Center is looking for researchers, journalists, data scientists, and policy wonks of all stripes to write for the Center’s website as independent research Fellows. Our Fellows produce data-driven, D.C.-centered analyses that focus on housing, employment and labor markets, business environments, demographic change, education, criminal justice, and public health.

Each piece should be between 500-2,000 words and must include original research or analysis focused on the District of Columbia. The ideal candidate is an independent thinker with excellent research, analysis, and writing skills with a demonstrated interest in urban data and policy, especially the District of Columbia’s economy or demography.

Please note that this is not a full-time or onsite position.

Application instructions

Please send a resume, brief cover letter, and two relevant writing samples to jobs@dcpolicycenter.org. In your cover letter, please include your specific research interests. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.



About the D.C. Policy Center 

Established in 2016 and currently based in the Federal City Council (federalcitycouncil.org), the D.C. Policy Center is a non-partisan think tank focusing on local policy issues in the District of Columbia and the surrounding region. Through data-driven and action-oriented policy research, the D.C. Policy Center’s mission is to bring together policymakers, employers, industry leaders, community advocates, and other stakeholders to advance comprehensive policies that support a strong and growing local economy for all District residents.

The Federal City Council is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other protected status under federal or District law.