Current Job Openings

Research Assistant positions

The Georgetown Climate Center takes applications on a rolling basis for Research Assistants to support our work helping cities and states reduce carbon pollution (mitigation) and prepare for the impacts of climate change (adaptation).  We are seeking current law students for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. These positions are only available to Georgetown University students, with a preference for law school students eligible for work study. We will also consider applicants from other undergraduate or graduate programs within Georgetown University.

Research Assistant - Mitigation Program

The Georgetown Climate Center is seeking Georgetown University students interested in working with the Center as Research Assistants (RAs) to support our work to reduce carbon pollution from mobile and stationary sources. The Climate Center works directly with states and the federal government on the development of energy, transportation, and climate change policies.  For example, the Center focused extensively in recent years on the development and implementation of EPA’s Clean Power Plan and continues to support the development and implementation of local, state, and federal policies. The Center also facilitates the Transportation and Climate Initiative — a collaboration that seeks to reduce carbon pollution from the transportation sector across 11 states and Washington, DC. RA work involves research and analysis of legislation, regulations, policy options, and government programs. Other tasks include developing reports and presentations, helping with event preparations, and performing administrative tasks as needed. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with energy systems, U.S. energy markets, and major sources of greenhouse gas emissions. To apply please send a cover letter, detailing your interest in the work of the Climate Center and how this position relates to your current areas of study, with your resume to James Bradbury (

Research Assistant - Adaptation Program

The Georgetown Climate Center is seeking Research Assistant(s) to work on a variety of cutting-edge projects analyzing and identifying best practices for how state and local governments are preparing for the impacts of climate change (including sea-level rise, increased heat, and considerations of equity in adaptation planning and policy design, among other topics). GCC distills and organizes adaptation resources for a range of state and local government practitioners on our Adaptation Clearinghouse (, an online database of adaptation resources. The RA will help us identify resources to include in the Clearinghouse, research and write summaries of resources aimed at state and local practitioners, and design portals and tools on the Clearinghouse that organize and curate information for different types of users. We prefer, but do not require, applicants who have prior experience working with state or local governments or who have worked on climate change, environmental, and/or land-use policy or law.  We also prefer applicants that are work-study eligible.  Applicants should have strong research, writing, and editing skills.  To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Jessica Grannis (