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Research Assistant/Policy Analyst

The Cicero Institute is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join our policy team as a Research Assistant or Policy Analyst. As a part of Cicero’s policy team, you will be responsible for research and writing to supporting the creation of state-focused policy reforms.

The Research Assistant/Policy Analyst will work with key personnel to produce quality research and written work product. They are responsible for working both independently and with teams to create, improve, and complete ambitious and industry leading research projects and reforms. 

We offer an exciting and disciplined environment. We approach policy problems with entrepreneurial energy and have access to a top network of leaders in the public and private sectors. We are positioned to accomplish policy reforms in a way that most policy organizations are not. 

This job is a unique opportunity for a smart and hardworking person who passionately shares our values and wants to improve government and reshape policy to create prosperity for all. 


The Research Assistant/Policy Analyst will:

  • Assist members of the policy team with all research and collateral development for policy proposals and related advocacy work.
  • Draft and edit research papers and position pieces.
  • Generate data driven insight and analytics to create concrete, detailed research used to inform policy reforms.
  • Prepare briefs for members of the team on policy talks, papers, news, and other relevant items of interest.
  • Research projects for other Cicero team members as requested.


  • Self-starter, detail-oriented, flexible, highly organized, and able to manage multiple high-priority projects at once.
  • Strong writing, argumentation, critical thinking, and reasoning skills.
  • The ability to identify key information and convey it concisely in written and spoken form.
  • Intellectual curiosity.
  • Able to adapt to feedback from team members and key audiences.
  • Data analysis and/or coding skills are a plus, but not required.

The Research Assistant position is an entry-level position.  Title is based on experience and performance.


We are seeking to fill this position as soon as possible. To apply, please submit your resume, work samples, and three professional references to [email protected].

The Cicero Institute offers a competitive salary and benefits package including health benefits, 401k, and a generous paid leave plan. The ideal candidate is located in Austin, Texas, or is willing to relocate.