2022 Policy Fellow

Reports To

The Policy Fellow reports to the Senior Director of Policy & Strategic Partnerships.


Position Overview

CLC is seeking applicants for a Policy Fellow to begin work in January 2022. The Policy Fellow will be a key part of CLC's policy team.  The policy team works on all of CLC’s core issue areas—voting, campaign finance, ethics and redistricting—with a particular focus on advancing CLC’s policy priorities. CLC works to improve democracy policy at the federal, state, and local levels. This involves developing policy solutions and working with government officials and other democracy groups to enact, implement, and administer policies that enable all Americans to meaningfully participate in the political process. The ideal candidate for this position will have an interest in the details and nuance of effective elections policy, and the drive to figure out how to get things done. Projects for this fellowship will combine policy development, advocacy, and public education. Applicants with a background or interest in election administration and combatting the threat of election subversion are encouraged to apply.

Please note, the fellowship is time-limited for one year with the possibility of a one year renewal. This position is in Washington, D.C.


Key Responsibilities

  • Help build CLC’s growing work combatting election subversion.
  • Conduct research and analysis to support policy development and advocacy projects.
  • Draft legislative and administrative testimony.
  • Draft and edit reports and other public education and advocacy materials.
  • Represent CLC at coalition meetings and conferences.
  • Other duties based on the specific project or position as developed.
  • Some travel may be required.   


  • MPP, J.D. or equivalent graduate degree, completed in the last three years.
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to distill complex issues to key points, and effectively communicate with diverse audiences.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative and drive projects from start to finish.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Detail-oriented project manager
  • Commitment to the nonpartisan nature and overall mission of CLC.
  • Demonstrated interest in election administration, campaign finance, voting rights, redistricting, or government ethics issues is preferred but not required.


Compensation & Benefits

We offer salary commensurate with experience plus a competitive benefits package including 401(k) match, employer-covered health, dental, vision, short- & long-term disability, AD&D, and life insurance.


To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume addressing your interest in and relevant experience for this role with “2022 POLICY FELLOWSHIP” as the subject line in an email to [email protected]. Applications who do not follow these guidelines will not be considered. Please no phone calls about this position.

Please submit your application by November 24.


EEO Statement 

Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a nondiscriminatory work environment. CLC is proud to be an inclusive organization. It does not make hiring or advancement, or other employment decisions, based on race, national origin, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, familial status or responsibilities, personal appearance, pregnancy, political affiliation, ancestry, military or veteran status, genetic information, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, District of Columbia, or local law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, job assignment, compensation, promotion, termination, benefits, and training.

Disclaimer: This description is intended to provide an overview of this position and is not all-inclusive. The incumbent in this position will be expected to perform other duties as required. Responsibilities may change over time. This description is provided for informational purposes only and does not form the basis of a contract.