Congressional Fellow

About ClearPath, Inc

ClearPath’s mission is to develop and advance conservative policies to address climate change by accelerating clean energy innovation. To advance that mission, we develop cutting-edge policy and messaging, educate policymakers, and collaborate with academics and industry. Started in 2014 by entrepreneur Jay Faison, ClearPath engages in the direct education of policy makers within the White House, Congress, Executive Agencies, and regulators like the NRC and FERC.

ClearPath team members believe in small government, free markets, and American entrepreneurship. Those principles form the basis for how the team analyzes proposed clean energy and climate policy.

ClearPath Values:

  • Teamwork: We empower each other to accomplish our shared mission.

  • Purpose: We believe the principles of limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility are essential to achieving our mission.

  • Ownership: We empower teammates to visibly own and achieve goals.

  • Adaptability: We are open to new, complex ideas and test our assumptions to lead change and advance our mission.

  • Curiosity: We have a proactive desire to learn, grow, and improve ourselves, our ideas, and our mission in a thoughtful and focused way.

  • Credibility: We agree that being trustworthy and believable is everything for building and maintaining influence.

Job Summary

ClearPath is looking to sponsor several Congressional Fellows. Specifically we are looking for individuals early to mid-career interested in an educational opportunity to work temporarily in Congress. Opportunities may be on the House or Senate side on key committees, caucasus, or offices working in various roles having to do with climate and clean energy policy. In this fellowship role you will be expected to pursue educational opportunities in Congress to broaden your portfolio and capabilities. 

Program may include professional development opportunities and sessions facilitated by ClearPath. Participants must be willing to further their education within the energy sector by participating in these activities.

This is a temporary one-year fellowship. Qualified fellows will be placed with a Congressional office that advocates for conservative clean policy solutions, based on skillset and the needs of the office. Positions will vary and may include roles in  clean energy technology policy analysis, research, data collection, and communications. Fellows will receive a conditional offer pending their final interview with the host congressional office.

Past placements have included: Senate Western Caucus, House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and House Western Caucus. Based on performance and operational openings, fellows may be considered for continued employment within our network of stakeholders past one year, if mutually agreeable.

What you'll do

  • Responsibilities may include: responding to constituent mail, attending constituent meetings, attending hearings, conducting research, drafting memos and tracking legislation.
  • Conduct research and analyses of policy, technologies, and industry trends for diverse portfolio focused on clean energy, climate or environmental issues.
  • Provide insights and quality written products pertaining to ongoing legislative, regulatory, and policy activities across the federal government.
  • Assist the office with preparation of agendas, staff lists, email communications, newsletters and social media strategy. 
  • Produce research insights and written products pertaining to ongoing clean energy legislative, regulatory and innovation activities across the federal government.
  • Track federal clean energy programs, such the RD&D programs at the Department of Energy and U.S. national laboratories, and make recommendations to improve their impact.
  • Prioritize, execute and raise the visibility of policy agenda. This includes identifying the “white space” and leveraging it as an opportunity for growth.
  • Communicate complex ideas clearly, simply and convincingly, internally and externally to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Network and Engage with stakeholders on policy issues, e.g. the Department of Energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, relevant Congressional Committees, key stakeholders, and industry groups.
Candidate Requirements
  • Accountability: take responsibility for performance and accept full ownership of issues, problems, and opportunities.

  • Quality Focus: ensure that all work is performed with excellence and to high standards for quality and integrity.

  • Initiating Action: self-starter who demonstrates a sincere positive attitude toward getting things done and will seek out additional responsibilities that may go beyond the scope of their formal job description.

  • Organizational Citizenship: focus efforts toward the common good.

  • Time Management: focus on completing all work tasks in a timely manner while remaining responsive enough to react to competing demands and shifting priorities. 

  • Compliance: act in accordance with all pertinent rules, regulations, policies, and best practices.

  • Extended Task Focus: be comfortable with a structured schedule and well-defined work tasks.

  • College degree required.
  • 2-5 years of experience in a highly related field.
  • Professional experience in climate policy or clean energy policy is a plus.
  • Prior exposure to Capitol Hill or another government agency preferred.
  • Solid understanding of Congress or the Administration including prior policy portfolio preferred. Individuals should be knowledgeable of current policy issues, and have a thorough understanding of the legislative process.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.
  • A professional and personal commitment to ClearPath’s mission and values.
  • Has an interest in conservative clean energy policies.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.
Compensation + Benefits
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience

  • Comprehensive health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance

  • Retirement Benefit offering an employer matching contribution of employee contributions of $1 for $1 on the first 5% of pay you contribute

Conservative Climate Leadership Program (CCLP)

Washington, DC

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