The Heritage Foundation Is Hiring A Legal Policy Analyst

Title:                         Legal Policy Analyst

Send your reports to:             Director, Meese Center

Summary of Job          The Legal Policy Analyst is an intermediate research and writing position. You will be involved in various Center projects, including the Election Fraud Database and the Revised Heritage Guide to the Constitution. You will develop expertise in legal research and help advance the field by developing policy recommendations, routine publication of Heritage papers and commentary as well as op-eds. The Heritage Foundation will be represented at conferences and speaking events, as well as in media, Congressional, or other meetings. Experience in writing and legal policy analysis, as well as scholarly writing.

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  • Oversee priority projects including the revised Heritage Guide to the Constitution, the Election Integrity Scorecard, the Defensive Gun Use Database, and the Judicial Tracker.
  • Do scholarly research, policy analysis and build a knowledge base in assigned areas.
  • Offer substantive support to the public interest program, the legal conferences (such the Legal Strategy Forum), the Preserve the Constitution Series, as well as other events and meetings at the Legal Center.
  • Engage in: (1) professional research, analysis, and writing Legal Memoranda, Issue Briefs, Op-Eds and blogs for Heritage and, as appropriate, other publications.
  • You can represent Heritage at many functions such as professional conferences and meetings.
  • Create projects that support Meese Center goals.
  • Participate in public policy/legal communities.
  • Work with scholars outside the Constitution to revise the Heritage Guide.
  • Assist other employees with simple legal research and cite checking. Other projects may be assigned as required or directed by the Director.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the director of the Meese Center.


Education:                   J.D.

Experience:                 Judicial clerkship preferred, 1 to 3 years of legal research and writing experience

Communication:         Outstanding writer and effective public speaker

Technology:                MS Office and Outlook

Additional Requirements

  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, True North conservative principles, and the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Professionalism at a high level (adaptability and maturity; integrity and accountability).
  • You must be organized and able to prioritize, manage and complete multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • High-quality writing and analysis.
  • Excellent initiative, some direction but a strong desire to take on more responsibility.
  • Able to communicate well with others, and give direction to subordinate staff.