Policy Associate

Job Type

Full Time




1200 18th Street Northwest
Suite 501
District of Columbia
United States


Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC) is a think tank, law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of our Constitution’s text, history, and values. As the Trump Administration ignores the Constitution and attempts to dismantle progress, our mission has never been more important. At this pivotal moment in our country, and in CAC’s tenth anniversary year, we are seeking a Policy Associate to help us amplify our message and develop relationships further on Capitol Hill and among coalition partners. This is an ideal role for a candidate interested in a career in policy or public interest law. 


Position Summary

The Policy Associate’s responsibilities will include the following:

·        Research the records of federal judicial nominees and help produce analyses of controversial views.

·        Assist with analyses of federal policy proposals and production of summaries designed to influence policymakers.

·        Assist with developing and producing advocacy tools for various audiences concerning litigation, constitutional matters, and federal policies.

·        Track opportunities, both on and off the Hill, to promote CAC’s messaging to congressional and external partners.

·        Participate in national coalitions and support relationships with allies and other organizations to further our advocacy goals.


The Policy Associate reports to CAC’s Director of Policy.



The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

·        A Bachelor’s degree, with an outstanding academic record;

·        A minimum of two years of work experience on the Hill, in campaigns, or in a policy role with exposure to coalition work;

·        Background knowledge in some combination of access to justice, civil and human rights, corporate accountability, criminal justice, environmental justice, federal courts and nominations, health care policy, immigration policy, labor issues, war powers, and/or voting rights;

·        Outstanding research and writing skills, attention to detail, and capacity to translate messages for various audiences;

·        Impeccable judgment and ability to stay within CAC’s voice;

·        Demonstrated commitment to a progressive vision rooted in the Constitution’s text, history, and values;

·        A great sense of humor and exceptional work ethic; and

·        Ability to multitask and be a team player as well as a self-starter.


CAC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting a diverse workplace. The starting salary range for this position is $45,000 - $50,000, depending on experience.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply, please send a résumé, cover letter, and 2-5 page writing sample as one attachment to Brian Yourish: byourish@theusconstitution.org.