The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)® is an independent, global, nongovernmental organization advancing policy innovation and thought leadership within the energy community. RAP works toward a clean, reliable, equitable, and cost-efficient energy future. RAP provides clarity, vision, and new ideas to decision-makers and the broader energy community, by developing and sharing global best practices tailored to local priorities, acting as a trusted advisor to promote implementation. RAP’s team focuses on the world’s four largest power markets, responsible for half of all power generation: China, Europe, India, and the United States.

For more than three decades, RAP has been a leader in developing solutions to the world’s most pressing power sector challenges. In the next five years RAP will focus on key policy areas to drive a more efficient and equitable decarbonized energy future and to ensure a sustainable and just transition. We will do what we do best: develop solutions to the questions regulators and other decision-makers are asking (or should be asking); change the narrative; and leverage partnerships to accelerate change. RAP’s key policy areas build upon past work and complement each other:

  • Accelerate electrification of buildings and transportation.
  • Accelerate the phase-out of gas infrastructure.
  • Remove barriers to distributed energy resources.
  • Decarbonize the electric grid.

The Regulatory Assistance Project is an equal opportunity employer. Any open positions will be posted to this page. 

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Associate, U.S. Program

Do you have the ability to think critically and develop thoughtful recommendations based on careful comparative analysis and excellent writing abilities? If so, our team just might be looking for you.

Our ideal team member will demonstrate that they:

  • Can you study, monitor and analyze policy developments in areas relevant to RAP’s work. These areas may include power sector transformation, performance-based regulation, beneficial electrification, energy efficiency, clean heat and phaseout of fossil fuels in buildings, with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Are able to support outreach activities which may include organizing or participating in conferences and workshops for high-level decision-makers, making presentations, networking and identifying opportunities for engagement with relevant stakeholders.
  • Can write original policy and technical briefs, undertake critical analysis, prepare reports and present findings.

As an associate, not only will you play a critical role in our organization, but your day will be filled with rewarding interaction.

RAP offers a highly competitive salary/benefits combination that is commensurate with experience.

If you want to know more about the position, view the full job description.

Does this sound interesting? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Please send in your cover letter and resume by October 18th, 2022 to [email protected], and refer to U.S. associate in the subject line.