The Niskanen Center is looking for a dedicated and motivated Immigration Policy Fellow:


Program Overview:
The Niskanen Center is seeking a dedicated and motivated Immigration Policy Fellow to support its vision for a more open immigration system. The fellow will contribute research and writing assistance on U.S. immigration policy, focusing on developing bipartisan policy proposals. This fellowship offers an immersive experience for graduate students or young professionals to explore the impact of think tanks on public policy.

About The Niskanen Center:
Named “The Most Interesting Think Tank in American Politics” by TIME Magazine in 2023, the Niskanen Center promotes policies that advance prosperity, opportunity, and human flourishing. The Center believes in the mutual dependence of a free market and an effective government, striving to forge a new vision of American governance that draws on ideas across the ideological spectrum.

The Niskanen Center views immigration as crucial to America’s economic, civic, and cultural strength. Its immigration department focuses on bipartisan support for expanding refugee sponsorship, creating legal pathways for economic growth, enhancing national security, and rebuilding an effective immigration system.

Program Description:
The fellowship is aimed at graduate students or young professionals, offering a six-month termed position with a possible extension for another six months. Fellows will gain experience influencing public policy, publishing work, and representing Niskanen to external audiences, including coalition partners and Capitol Hill staff.

Position Description:
The Immigration Policy Fellow will:
– Support Niskanen’s vision for a more open immigration system.
– Develop policy proposals appealing to a bipartisan audience.
– Contribute research and writing on various aspects of U.S. immigration policy.
– Engage in tasks such as summarizing academic papers, collaborating on research memos, and networking with experts.

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By the end of the fellowship, fellows will have:

  • Experience influencing public policy.
  • Published analysis.
  • Crafted legislative strategies.
  • A portfolio of writing samples.
  • Knowledge of U.S. immigration law.

Key Responsibilities:

  •  Author research memos, white papers, blog posts, and advocacy materials.
  • Monitor policy, legislation, academic research, and rules.
  • Stay updated on relevant research.
  • Prepare internal communications for the Niskanen immigration team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with immigration policy and commitment to Niskanen’s vision.
  • B.A. or higher in public policy, political science, international affairs, or economics.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Action-oriented, creative, and entrepreneurial self-starter.
  • High degree of integrity and collaborative skills.
  • Interest in economic immigration policy is preferred.

Benefits and Diversity Commitment:

  • $3500/month stipend.
  • Equal-opportunity employer.
  • Dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

How to Apply:

Apply HERE

  • Applications will be reviewed starting May 20, 2024.
  • Applications will be accepted until the role is filled.
  • Submit a cover letter, resume, and a 500-1000-word writing sample (policy-minded) in one PDF file.

For more information and to apply, visit the Niskanen Center’s website.

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