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At Roosevelt, you can build a rewarding career within the progressive movement; help make our economy and democracy work for the many and not the few; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career.

Our Workplace

At the Roosevelt Institute, you can build a rewarding career within the progressive movement; help make our economy and democracy work for the many and not the few; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. We recognize that the culture of the workplace and opportunities for career growth and development are important to all. We believe that diversity of background and experience among our people make our work to rewrite the rules of our economy and society stronger and better.

Roosevelt is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, affirms in policy and practice to consider all applications in all job classifications without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, military status, height and weight, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest record, or other legally protected status. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. There is a handicapped-accessible, all gender/gender neutral bathroom on site.

Our Work

Roosevelt takes on today’s greatest challenges by advancing bold, cutting-edge research and policy ideas. We believe that the future of the American economy and our democracy depends on a new way of thinking about markets and government. Too few people hold too much economic and political power today, and we know that a stronger society is possible if we rectify this imbalance between private actors and the public. With a commitment to transforming corporations, restructuring markets, reviving democratic institutions, and reimagining the role of government, our work moves our nation toward a more resilient, equitable, and green future. Join us in restructuring our economy to make both the private and public sectors better serve more Americans.

Current Positions


Deputy Director, Industrial Policy and Trade
The Deputy Director, Industrial Policy and Trade will serve as a key member of the Industrial Policy and Trade team. The Deputy Director will partner with the Director of Industrial Policy and Trade to develop Roosevelt’s strategy for engaging in and managing research and policy analysis on industrial policy and trade, with a particular focus on heavy industry decarbonization. The Deputy Director will help shape existing projects to ensure timely and successful execution of programmatic activities by researching and writing papers, briefs, and other content; managing research and writing by fellows; and collaborating with Roosevelt’s communications, advocacy, and development teams.
Development Associate
The Development Associate is a core member of the Roosevelt Institute's 10-person development department, with a focus on executing essential processes for fundraising, special events, and systems support. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Development, the Development Associate is responsible for gift processing, donor database management, and administrative support for the team. This is an entry-level position with room for growth.
Roosevelt Institute Fellowship Program
The Roosevelt Institutes’ new fellowship program brings early- and mid-career professionals into the life of the Institute for two-year, part-time fellowships. These fellowships are intended to bring new, diverse voices and expertise into the progressive policy community. Fellows are a critical part of Roosevelt’s intellectual community and play an essential role in Roosevelt’s work developing and advocating for new ways of thinking about our economy and governance structures. Fellows receive training and support from Roosevelt’s communications and advocacy teams to help increase their public profile. Working in one of Roosevelt’s five program areas–Corporate Power; Worker Power and Economic Security; Macroeconomic Analysis; Climate and Economic Transformations; and Race and Democracy–each fellow will publish 1-2 reports and issue briefs each year with Roosevelt as well as blog posts and op-eds.