U.S. Policy and Research Analyst

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



District of Columbia
United States


1,000 Days is seeking applicants for a U.S. Policy and Research Analyst to support 1,000 Day’s U.S. advocacy efforts. Working at 1,000 Days will provide exposure across a range of issues, as this position will work across 1,000 Day’s key policy priorities, from federal nutrition assistance programs to quality, affordable health care, to paid family leave. 



The U.S. Policy and Research Analyst will play an integral role in helping to shape 1,000 Days’ advocacy strategy to ensure moms and babies in America thrive. He or she will work in close coordination with other 1,000 Days team members to track and analyze relevant research and reports, as well as policy developments. He or she will provide crucial research and writing support around key policies and program impacting moms and babies, including federal nutrition programs such as WIC, federal dietary guidelines, paid family leave, and health care. The U.S. Policy and Research Analyst will report to the Managing Director and work closely with the U.S. Advocacy and Outreach Manager.



  • Support 1,000 Days’ advocacy strategy related to food policy, health policy and caregiving.
  • Review and analyze existing and new research and evidence as it pertains to maternal and child health and nutrition, as well as relevant national policies and programs.
  • Track major policy developments (predominantly federal) linked to maternal and early child nutrition, health, early child development and paid family leave.
  • Translate policy and research information for a variety of audiences and produce written materials such as policy briefs, position papers, blog posts, social media posts and reports.
  • Support outreach efforts, meetings and convenings to engage a diverse range of stakeholders across 1,000 Days policy priorities.
  • Represent 1,000 Days in relevant maternal and child health, nutrition and/or early child development coalitions and working groups as needed.
  • Additional support to the Managing Director and U.S. Advocacy and Outreach Manager as needed.


  • Bachelors Degree in Public Health, Political Science, Food Policy, Nutrition or a related field; Masters in Public Health and/or Public Policy preferred.
  • 3 or more years work experience in a related field in public health or public policy preferred.
  • Strong interest in and passion for child nutrition and health, women’s health and empowerment, early childhood development, food policy, obesity prevention or related areas.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to translate academic research for diverse audiences, as well as to prepare policy documents, presentations, written reports, meeting notes and summaries.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple work streams and deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as independently; to multi-task, set priorities, adapt to change, and solve problems in a dynamic, high-performing work environment.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter with an energetic, entrepreneurial attitude
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


This position requires excellent research and analytical capabilities. Success in this role will be driven by the individual’s ability to dive deep into the subject matter and distill and clearly communicate the major points for different audiences. The ability to adapt to changing circumstances and to pitch in for the good of the team is critical to success in the role. A true passion for improving the health and well-being of moms and babies everywhere is a must.


1,000 Days is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits

ABOUT 1,000 DAYS     

1,000 Days leads the fight to give mothers and babies in the U.S. and around the world the nutrition they need to thrive. We work with global leaders and grassroots communities of parents to make the 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s 2nd birthday a window of opportunity to build healthier, brighter futures.

  • Work that inspires. At 1,000 Days we are excited to be leading the charge on improving nutrition for women and children across the globe. From championing paid family leave here in the U.S. to working with major international organizations on the importance of nutrition globally, we fight tirelessly for mothers and children.
  • A scrappy start-up spirit. We are a young organization, which allows us to be quick and nimble. We empower our team to try new things, think outside the box and tackle big problems with big ideas.
  • Share your perspective. We want your personality to shine through and diverse perspectives to inform our work.
  • Collaborate with cool colleagues. Funny, smart and passionate people who give you their best and who will challenge and push you to succeed.


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Email cover letter and resume to jobs@thousanddays.org 

Put “U.S. Policy and Research Analyst” in the subject line

Due to the expected volume of interest, only candidates considered will be contacted – No phone calls please