The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Resources, Science and Industry Division is accepting applications under its 2021 Graduate Recruit Program for an Analyst in Science & Technology.
About the Graduate Recruit Program:
Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon the participant’s successful performance, completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.
DUTIES FOR THEI POSITION INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
The analyst will cover information and communication technology policy, federal Internet and telecommunications regulations, programs, and initiatives, including federal broadband. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of policies and positions of major stakeholders and demonstrate the ability to develop expertise in new areas.
This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and familiar with science and technology policy related to information and communication technologies and federal broadband. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.
Analyst duties include preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports on issues of national significance; providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process; and participating in or coordinating team research projects and seminars. The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
For more information about the Graduate Recruit Program email Carmen Reese at CRSGraduateRecruit@crs.loc.gov.