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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Foreign Interference

  • Reports to: Senior Fellow for Europe Policy, National Security and International Policy
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: National Security and International Policy
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time
  • Minimum compensation: $56,000 / $62,000


The Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst for Foreign Interference on the National Security and International Policy team is responsible for researching and writing on issues including, but not limited to, foreign interference in democratic states, transatlantic cooperation to build democratic resilience and counter threats to democracy, and Russian foreign policy and its foreign interference efforts. This position will work directly with American Progress’ Structural Reform/Democracy departments and will build on and help continue the substantial work the organization has done on Russia’s malign interference in the 2016 and 2020 elections. The position is also responsible for project and budget management as well as planning domestic and international conferences and events. This role will be driven by the American Progress’ mission “to improve the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action, with the aim of not only changing the conversation, but changing the country.”

The Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst for Foreign Interference will be part of a dynamic department that supports work across American Progress’ five cross-cutting priorities:

  • Strengthening public health and ending the pandemic
  • Building an economy for all
  • Securing a sustainable climate
  • Advancing racial equity and justice
  • Restoring social trust and strengthening democracy

This is a term limited position that ends December 31, 2022, with the possibility to extend.


  • Conduct original quantitative and qualitative research and analysis related to foreign interference in democracies, with a primary focus on the United States and Europe as well as Russian influence efforts. This will include conducting literature reviews; drafting talking points, columns, papers, charts, and tables; occasional data-crunching; and proofreading, fact-checking, and editing documents.
  • Draft reports, issue briefs, and columns on foreign interference and related issues as needed.
  • Manage projects—including conferences, convenings, and events—and handle associated logistical planning and execution.
  • Develop innovative program and policy ideas.
  • Maintain and enhance expertise in assigned areas of responsibilities.
  • Develop and coordinate high-level meetings and public events.
  • Manage and oversee grant budgets and reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in international development, international affairs, human rights, peace building, political science, or a related field.
  • At least four years of relevant work experience in national security, intelligence, Europe or Russia policy, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct original research and writing, such as a body of published work.
  • Knowledge and background in issues related to the problem of foreign interference, European policy, and Russian foreign policy is required.
  • Ability to work well within a team in a fast-paced environment and to manage grant deliverables.
  • Ability to multitask and work well under tight deadlines.
  • Nonprofit—both 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4)—organization or think tank experience is a plus.
  • Commitment to American Progress’ mission and goals.

American Progress offers full and competitive benefits packages. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. The Policy Analyst position has a starting salary of $56,000, and the Senior Policy Analyst position has a starting salary of $62,000. Both positions are part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70.

To Apply

Please follow the link below to the online application. When completing the application, be sure to combine your cover letter and resume/CV into one Word or PDF file and upload this combined document. The system does not allow for multiple files.

This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.
Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.
Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

Additional information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize the progressive agenda: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

American Progress is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is more than a commitment at American Progress—it is the foundation of what we do. American Progress recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and all the other characteristics that make us unique.

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