We are looking for talented people to add to our team of investigators, analysts, and advocates. TCS offers internships to qualified college students and fellowships to recent college graduates.

TCS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, personal appearance, disability, veteran status, family responsibilities, marital status, political affiliation, matriculation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Open Positions

Research and Data Fellow

TCS seeks a highly motivated individual to support the research and data components of its programs and advocacy work. The program fellow works as part of the Research team, under the direction of the Vice President and Policy Analysts.

TCS focuses its investigations and education efforts on 1) the need to eliminate wasteful and harmful subsidies, and 2) the need for federal management of resources and assets that preserves their value, ensures a fair return from any private interest use, and avoids future taxpayer liabilities. TCS researches and tracks Congressional action on a variety of specific energy, agriculture, transportation, lands, and resources issues. TCS is well-known for the “Green Scissors” reports co-authored since 1995 with Friends of the Earth, comprehensive catalogues of subsidies and earmarks, and work with allies across the ideological spectrum.

Responsibilities:   

  • Conduct research for fact sheets, white papers, reports, and other educational products.
  • Provide administrative support to senior staff, including scheduling, proofreading, organizing, and note-taking.
  • Work with program staff to draft, edit, and post regular content for the TCS website and social media.
  • Monitor hearings, legislation, oversight reports, and other government action on relevant issues.
  • Partner with program staff on data identification, collection, aggregation, and organization tasks; analyze data for research materials and assist in data visualization for social media and website content.

Qualifications:              

  • A Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in experience.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated quantitative and analytical research skills with strict attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Comfort working under tight deadlines; willingness to commit long hours when necessary to accomplish a task on deadline.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize a multi-project workload.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Access; experience with web content management, relational database management, and VBA, SQL, or HTML coding helpful, but not required.
  • Experience in budget, economics, natural resources or energy policy a plus.
  • Willingness to share light office duties with a small and dedicated staff.

This position, located in a small and fast-paced Capitol Hill office, requires a self-motivated and detail-oriented person with excellent organizational skills. Candidates must have exemplary research and writing skills and an ability to synthesize complicated material for the general public.  Successful candidates will show discretion, good humor, and strong judgment, and a commitment to TCS’ nonpartisan mission.

To Apply: Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short (2-5 page) writing sample, and two references (at least one reference from a former employer) by email to: jobs@taxpayer.net, subject line: TCS Fellow: Research and Data Position.  No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

TCS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, personal appearance, disability, veteran status, family responsibilities, marital status, political affiliation, matriculation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.