Policy Analyst

Job Type

Full Time




1015 15th St NW
Suite 600
United States


About the Position

This research position is ideal for someone with at least a year of relevant experience who is excited about timely, interdisciplinary research on a range of topics related to technology, policy, and equity. You will:

  • Define and conduct policy research and advocacy, in collaboration with other members of the team and our partner organizations;
  • Write public reports, op-eds, and blog posts, and contribute to our weekly newsletter;
  • Develop deep expertise in one or more priority issue areas; and
  • Represent Upturn at external meetings, workshops, and other events.

You will be joining a small and growing organization that is collaborative, energetic, and fun. We will actively support your professional development in the field.

  • We provide a competitive salary, and a generous and comprehensive benefits package;
  • We will invest in your professional growth, through training, feedback, and support;
  • We are actively committed to building an inclusive, flexible and welcoming workplace; and
  • We have a transparent culture and strive to include our entire staff when making strategic decisions.

We strongly encourage people of color, women, and LGBTQ applicants to apply.

About You

We welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplines, with a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience. More specifically, we're looking for someone who is:

  • Committed to advancing racial and economic justice;
  • Comfortable learning and explaining the nuts and bolts of new technology;
  • A clear written and verbal communicator;
  • An organized, detailed-oriented, and instinctively curious researcher;
  • Dedicated to building collaborative relationships across communities, especially in communities of color; and
  • Passionate about understanding the growing impact of technology on people's lives.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


Email join@upturn.org with:

  • A cover letter that tells us why you care about the intersection of technology, equity, and justice;
  • Your resume;
  • Up to three recent work samples. Writing samples are preferred, but we also encourage you to show us other relevant skills;
  • Your full name and "Policy Analyst" in the subject line.