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Energy and Policy Institute
David Pomerantz

P.O. Box 170399
San Francisco California United States 95476


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Research Associate

Job ID: 5467
Job Views: 507
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Postal Code:
Job Category: Other
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 55000 per year
Posted: 06.27.2021

Job Description


Research Associate – Energy and Policy Institute
Location: Flexible within the U.S.
Experience: Experience conducting research in energy advocacy, research, journalism or politics

Summary: The Energy and Policy Institute is seeking a new team member who can help us hold the companies that are blocking climate and renewable energy progress accountable for their actions. The Research Associate will support our investigations into utilities and fossil fuel companies who are standing in the way of policy that will accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. 

About EPI: EPI is a watchdog group that exposes the anti-clean energy, anti-democracy behavior of fossil fuel companies, utilities, and their lobbying and public relations machines. Our team provides communities with the information they need to hold corporations and policymakers accountable when they advocate for cleaner and fairer energy systems. 

We are a passionate, fun and supportive team on a mission to accelerate climate progress and to create more equitable and just energy systems. We value our relationships with each other, hard work and a high level of impact.

This position offers competitive benefits: health, vision, and dental insurance; life and disability insurance; a generous vacation package; three months of paid parental leave.

The Energy and Policy Institute is funded by charitable foundations. We do not receive funding from corporations or trade associations. 

The Energy and Policy Institute values a diversity of backgrounds and experiences and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We strongly encourage people who identify as women, people of color, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+ and people with disabilities to apply.

Salary range: $50,000 to $60,000

To apply:

If you have any questions, please email

Job Requirements

You might be a great candidate if you have the following demonstrable knowledge, skills and/or experience:

  • Conducting long-term research investigations, including following money trails, filing public records requests, and digging through government records and datasets.
  • Sifting through and organizing data and documents. 
  • Communicating complex information in succinct ways that maximize impact on the political environment.  
  • An understanding of the basics of energy systems, including the electric power sector and oil and gas production and transportation. Technical expertise is not necessary, but a savvy assessment of the political dynamics around energy is a must.
  • An understanding of how energy systems contribute to inequity and injustice, particularly with regard to historically marginalized communities (including Black and Indigenous communities, other communities of color, and low-income communities), and can articulate why an equitable, just and rapid transition from fossil fuels to clean energy is crucial. 
  • Ability to work independently. Our team is distributed; we collaborate and support each other, but each of us is responsible for creating and executing our own work plans without much supervision. 
  • Ability to learn on the job is essential. 
  • You have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in previous jobs or daily life. 

The requirements listed in our job descriptions are guidelines, not rules, and if you have most of the qualifications listed we encourage you to apply! Experience can refer to paid and unpaid work. Applying gives you an opportunity to be considered.

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