Associate Policy Analyst – Global Counsel USA – Washington, DC
You will work mostly as part of small, focused teams, but there will be many opportunities to collaborate with the wider company, which now includes over 45 professionals across three offices in London, Brussels and Singapore.
The position is based in downtown Washington, DC, with travel required from time to time. As the role has a US focus, detailed knowledge of federal and state legislative and regulatory structures from prior work experience and/or academic study is preferred, though not mandatory. As the job will also involve consideration of cross-border issues, and liaising with colleagues in other Global Counsel offices, broader awareness of international affairs is welcome, but again not essential.
The position will suit an energetic, ambitious person with one to three years’ relevant experience looking for his or her next career step, with opportunities over time to manage projects and to interact directly with clients and policymakers. Recent graduates will be considered; however, such candidates will need to demonstrate relevant experience and/or a deep interest in policy and politics.
Long-term US work authorisation is required.
- Deliver research, analysis and advice on a wide range of political, regulatory and policy developments, for both internal and external use.
- Monitor relevant political developments and proactively make suggestions on when to brief clients.
- Support project delivery by identifying, approaching and interviewing stakeholders, conducting policy and industry research, and writing reports.
- Contribute to business development, becoming an active ambassador for Global Counsel USA and Global Counsel Limited.
- Proactively contribute to the company’s collective knowledge and expertise.
- Learn from the experts alongside you and the contacts you interact with to expand and deepen your own understanding.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Exemplary writing and research skills, and strong attention to detail.
- A demonstrable ability to distil complex issues for a wide range of audiences.
- Detailed knowledge of and interest in US policy and politics.
- Objectivity and a ‘neutral point of view’ regardless of one’s personal political leanings.
- Self-awareness and a strong commitment to professional and personal development.
- Commercial acumen and the ability to make inferences and draw conclusions about how politics and regulations affect businesses.