Job Openings

Policy Fellow

Location: Washington, DC, USA (two days in-person per week required)
Start Date: September 2024
Duration: Four months, extension possible
Compensation: $25/hr for 20-40 hours per week (hours negotiable)

The FACT Coalition is looking for a Policy Fellow to support the Coalition’s policy research, advocacy, and communication efforts. The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate, or be pursuing a Master’s Degree in public policy, international affairs, economics, or related fields, or a JD or other advanced law degree. Priority will be given to applicants who can work at least 20 hours per week.

About Us

The Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition is a non-partisan alliance of more than 100 state, national, and international organizations campaigning for a fair international tax system and promoting policies to combat the harmful impacts of illicit finance on communities, global security, and the environment. 

The successful candidate will join a pragmatic and winning coalition to help FACT take advantage of important policy openings to tackle dirty money in the U.S. financial system and promote fair and transparent multinational corporate taxation.

Position Description

The successful candidate will be an important part of the small FACT Coalition secretariat team and will gain experience with a dynamic coalition focused on high-priority U.S. tax and anti-money laundering policy reforms. The Policy Fellow will take on policy advocacy and research projects as directed by FACT’s executive director, policy director, and government affairs director, and participate in FACT working groups related to tax justice and anti-money laundering reforms.

Fellowship Outcomes

  • Craft briefing papers, talking points, and communications targeted at members of Congress, committees, and their staff;
  • Draft blogs, op-eds, and other articles for publication;
  • Research and assist in drafting public comment responses for regulatory rulemaking processes;
  • Develop a front-row understanding of how the executive and legislative branches interact to shape U.S. policy; and
  • Build a network of policy contacts that will aid in your professional development during your time in D.C.

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills, with demonstrated experience in persuasive and analytical writing;
  • Experience with U.S. government policy and regulatory processes, and congressional advocacy (preferred);
  • Knowledge of and/or policy experience related to one or more of the following subjects:
    • global corruption
    • money laundering
    • democracy and authoritarianism
    • environmental crimes
    • U.S. multinational corporate taxation
    • international tax policy (OECD, UN, etc.)
  • Comfort collaborating with others in various team-based advocacy and writing projects, as well as working independently;
  • Strong research skills;
  • Strong organizational and logistical skills;
  • Proactiveness in communication and problem-solving;
  • Flexible team player who can deliver in a fast-paced environment, and;
  • Resourcefulness, creativity, and intellectual curiosity.
  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus. 

As a member of a small team, some administrative support contributions will be expected.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and one relevant technical or persuasive writing sample HERE:

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Due to the expected volume of applications, only candidates who will be asked to interview will be contacted.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at FACT will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The FACT Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. It is FACT’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for professional advancement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, or disability.