Organization: Manhattan Institute (MI)
Location: New York, NY
Date Posted: 11/07/2023
The Manhattan Institute (MI)
The Manhattan Institute (MI) is a community of scholars, journalists, activists, and civic leaders who are united by a shared commitment to advancing economic opportunity, individual liberty, and the rule of law in America and its great cities. MI is independent, creative, and bold, and we are hiring a like-minded Paulson Policy Analyst capable of working closely with our fellows and public policy research teams.
Paulson Policy Analysts
Paulson Policy Analysts will pursue research and journalism, publishing research papers and articles in City Journal, the Manhattan Institute’s marquee magazine of policy and culture. Policy Analysts will also provide support to MI fellows on research and writing projects, pursue media opportunities with MI’s communications team, and work with MI’s Events and Marketing teams to deliver substantive programming such as podcasts and panel discussions. Policy Analysts will also participate in enrichment programming organized by the Institute, designed to enhance their career development prospects and expand their professional networks.
The program lasts for two years, starting from the date of hire, and the position is based at MI headquarters in New York City. Whether participants continue with the Manhattan Institute or move on to politics, research, business, or further education, the goal of the Paulson Policy Analyst Program is to develop future leaders who will advance the causes of constitutionalism, economic freedom, and the rule of law for generations to come.
MI is looking for self-starters who are committed to developing actionable policy ideas that align with and amplify our institutional priorities in the following areas:
Areas of Focus:
State and local public finance, particularly New York City fiscal affairs
Economic growth and innovation
Legal policy and constitutional law
Policing and public safety
K-12 education policy
College degree in a relevant field
Excellent written communication skills
Ability to work with and analyze data
Ability to clearly communicate research findings to experts and non-experts alike
Ability to persuasively communicate policy ideas to audiences across the political spectrum
Familiarity with MI policy priorities and the work of MI fellows; a keen interest in supporting and extending this work
Strong organizational skills and an ability to adjust to a constantly shifting policy landscape
Advanced degree in relevant field
Familiarity with a programming language, such as R, for statistical computing
Experience publishing policy commentary in reputable media outlets
MI offers generous benefits, including a hybrid work environment, four weeks paid vacation, a Summer Fridays program, paid paternity/maternity leave, medical and dental coverage, medical and dependent care FSA, mental health benefits, remote medicine, paid company cell phone, life insurance, and a 401(k) with a company-funded match. MI staff also benefit from the opportunity to collaborate and socialize with prominent scholars in our policy space.
The salary range for this position is $70,000/year to $90,000/year, depending on experience and qualifications.
To apply, please fill out this form and include the following materials:
Cover letter explaining your interest in MI and the policy areas in which you wish to work
Writing sample: please include an op-ed length policy commentary or links to previously published commentary public policy.