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Georgetown Univerisity Policy Analyst - Knight-Georgetown Institute - Georgetown University in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Policy Analyst - Knight-Georgetown Institute - Georgetown University

The mission of Georgetown’s Knight-Georgetown Institute (https://kgi.georgetown.edu/) is to connect independent research with those shaping and governing how technology is used to produce, disseminate, and access information.

Job Overview

The Knight-Georgetown Institute (KGI) is seeking its first Policy Analyst. KGI was recently established to translate research about technology and the online information environment for policy and industry audiences, and to connect and convene academics with policy stakeholders.

The Policy Analyst will play a crucial role in this work by researching and assessing the policy landscape, synthesizing research results of relevance to policy debates, and helping to organize policy-related events.

The Policy Analyst will be expected to contribute across KGI’s focus areas: tech platform regulation and design, generative AI and public trust, and competition issues in tech. This position offers the opportunity to contribute to high-impact policy analysis and to engage with policymakers, researchers, and the media. KGI is a brand new organization and the person taking on this role will have the opportunity to help build KGI’s presence and reputation at the intersection of policy and research.

Work Interactions

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Policy Analyst will work collaboratively across the small but growing organization, including with KGI’s Research Director and graduate student affiliates.

As well, they will build connections with other Georgetown colleagues focused on technology, public policy, and society, as well as with policy communities and coalitions in civil society and industry.

Work Mode Designation

This position has been designated as Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources website: https://hr.georgetown.edu/mode-of-work-designation.

The KGI team works in hybrid mode at present, splitting our time between our Washington, DC office and working remotely. We prioritize in-person days together as a team at least once per week and we rely heavily on Slack, Gmail, Asana, and Zoom to stay connected synchronously and asynchronously.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field with coursework experience related to public policy or technology

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in policy analysis, research, or a related area

  • Demonstrated interest in technology and public policy, including tech platforms and/or AI

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to produce clear analysis

  • Understanding of the policymaking process at the US federal level

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

  • Proven ability to take initiative independently, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines

  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn

  • Proficiency in Google Suite products and a quick learning curve to adapt to new programs - i.e., Asana, Slack

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in any field related to public policy or technology

  • Familiarity with quantitative social science research methods

  • Direct experience in policy or advocacy at the federal or state levels pertaining to social media, trust and safety, content moderation, misinformation, or platform competition

  • Ability to excel at policy analysis, research synthesis, and policy stakeholder engagement

  • A strong commitment to quality and to thrive in a collaborative environment

Application Submission Guidelines

Please submit (1) a cover letter describing your experience and interest in this role, and (2) a writing sample that demonstrates your overall writing proficiency and communication skills. You may choose any topic or format that allows you to showcase your abilities effectively. If possible, we encourage you to select a sample that aligns with the type of writing you would be doing in this role. However, this is not mandatory, and you may submit any piece that best represents your writing capabilities. The cover letter and writing sample should be submitted as separate attachments in the Resume/CV section of your application.

The salary range for this position is between $47,586 - $80,000.

Georgetown University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as, but not limited to, the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity and external market pay for comparable jobs.

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website (https://georgetownworks.georgetown.edu/) .

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (https://policymanual.hr.georgetown.edu/https%3A//policymanual.gudrupal.georgetown.edu/201-Equal-Employment-Opportunity-Affirmative-Action) fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation) , disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website (https://benefits.georgetown.edu/staff/enrolling/) .