At Keybridge we are always looking for talented and passionate people to join our team.  If you have a desire to work on issues at the forefront of economics and public policy, we invite you to contact us.

Keybridge is currently accepting applications for the full-time Associate and Research Assistant positions.


Start Date: Summer 2018

Years of Experience: 0-3

Degree Required: Bachelor’s

Position Description

The research assistant position provides individuals with the opportunity to work closely with experts in economics and public policy and to develop the fundamental skills needed to succeed in these fields.  In particular, research assistants are responsible for the following tasks:

  • Drafting analytical notes, memos, and reports on current economic and public policy issues.
  • Performing quantitative analysis to identify emerging economic and financial trends.
  • Conducting background research and drafting literature reviews for analytical studies.
  • Collecting and organizing data for surveys and case studies.
  • Preparing charts, data tables, and presentations.

A successful individual will be able to work simultaneously and independently in multiple areas of research, quickly learning new topics, methods, and statistical software packages, as needed.  As a growing company with an entrepreneurial spirit, Keybridge seeks motivated candidates who are interested in opportunities to demonstrate initiative and develop rapidly expanding responsibilities.

Qualifications & Selection Criteria

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, or related field.
  • Strong interest in economics and the application of economic tools to public policy issues.
  • Strong interest in writing and an ability to draft analyses with little supervision.
  • Proven quantitative skills, including statistical and econometric analysis.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Familiarity with statistical software (Stata and R Studio), geospatial analysis software (ArcGIS), and data visualization software packages (Tableau).
  • Capacity to simultaneously work on a variety of issues and engage with multiple projects.
  • Ability to independently adjust to changing priorities and meet objectives within agreed upon deadlines.
  • Exceptional work ethic and good sense of humor.

Current areas of interest to our clients include: macroeconomics and global economic risks, energy policy, environmental policy, regulatory policy, international finance, public health, hazard mitigation, and emergency management.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary based on experience, education, and demonstrated skill sets. 
  • 100% employer-paid health, prescription drug, and dental insurance.
  • 100% employer-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance.
  • Employer-matched retirement savings accounts.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to Ms. Allix Bradecamp at info@keybridgedc.com. Please note that Keybridge does not sponsor employment-based visas.

Start Date: Immediately

Practice Area: Public Policy

Location: Washington, DC

Position Summary

We’re seeking a highly motivated individual with deep intellectual curiosity and a passion for public policy and economics to join our team. This is a strong mid-level role at a growing firm where you will be asked to roll up your sleeves and help shape the future of the Public Policy Practice.

As an Associate, you will work with other members of the Public Policy Practice to manage and deliver analytical and consulting services to federal government clients. You will be expected to exercise advanced problem-solving skills and creativity, and to apply economic concepts and analytical approaches to real-world problems. We’ve found that successful candidates are able to work simultaneously and independently across multiple subject-matter areas, quickly learning new topics or methods as needed. Current areas of focus for our team and clients include disaster risk perception, insurance, and mitigation; and the application of data analytics and behavioral insights to communications strategies.

This position will provide you with opportunities to develop expertise in evolving topic areas and apply new skills in the context of an up-tempo work environment. You will work alongside a creative, inter-disciplinary team of policy professionals and engaged clients, breaking new ground in terms of the tactics, tools, and insights our clients use to carry out their mission.
This position may require a federal government background check.

Position Responsibilities

As an Associate you will be expected to:

  • Maintain a solid and expanding knowledge base around issues relevant to client projects.
  • Participate in team brainstorming sessions to identify clients’ analytical and strategic needs.
  • Conduct economic, data, and public policy analysis, including identifying data requirements, designing analytical approaches, and applying a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Translate complex analytical results into clear and compelling insights.
  • Develop presentations and written reports for technical and non-technical audiences, utilizing charts, dashboards, infographics, and other forms of data visualization.
  • Assist project leaders with formulating project work plans, including realistic timelines, budgets, and resource allocations.
  • Execute project work plans, including coordinating internal work efforts, ensuring that deadlines and objectives are met, and assisting project leaders with progress reports.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other consultants and teaming partners to execute projects.
  • Provide oversight to junior staff, including delegating tasks, offering feedback, and instructing on analytical frameworks and methods.

Experience & Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Advanced degree in economics, public policy, business, data analytics, or related field with at least two years of work experience in economic research, public policy analysis or consulting field; or related undergraduate degree with approximately three to five years experience in economic research, public policy analysis, or consulting field.
  • Passion for public policy and the application of economic tools to policy challenges.
  • Demonstrated quantitative skills, including knowledge of statistics, econometrics, and problem-solving frameworks.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including experience with effectively communicating to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Naturally curious personality with a drive to understand how the world works.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, with a proven track record of producing high quality and client-ready work.
  • Ability to operate collaboratively within a team environment while also moving work forward independently as needed.
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a professional service environment that often requires last minute adjustments to team and client priorities.
  • Collegial attitude, positive outlook, and a good sense of humor.

Compensation & Benefits

Keybridge is prepared to offer an attractive compensation package that includes a competitive base salary, incentive compensation, employer-paid health and dental insurance, and employer-matched retirement savings accounts.

Keybridge provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Email resume and cover letter to info@keybridgedc.com with subject line: Associate – Public Policy. Be prepared to provide references, transcript, and a writing sample upon request. No phone calls please. All candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

Start Date: —

Position Description

The economist will contribute to the entire project development process. In particular, the economist will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Participating in brainstorming sessions to identify clients’ analytical and strategic needs.
  • Performing quantitative economic and public policy analysis using a variety of methods and techniques, including database design and management, statistical analysis, econometric analysis, policy impact analysis, and survey design.
  • Performing qualitative economic and public policy analysis, including content analysis, environmental scans, decision analytics (analytical hierarchy process), logic modeling, and literature reviews.
  • Translating complex analytical results into clear and compelling presentations and written reports for client dissemination, including charts, dashboards, infographics, and other forms of data visualization.
  • Assisting project leaders with formulating comprehensive and realistic project plans, including analytical approach, timeline, and resource allocation.
  • Executing project work plans, including coordinating internal work efforts, ensuring that deadlines and objectives are met, and assisting project leaders with client communications.
  • Managing junior staff, including delegating tasks, providing oversight and feedback, and instructing on analytical frameworks and methods.
  • Training and mentoring junior staff, including setting professional development goals and monitoring skill progression.
  • Participate in business development and business management activities.

More generally, the economist will frequently be required to exercise advanced problem-solving skills and analytical creativity, and to apply economic concepts and models to real-world policy problems. A successful individual will be able to work simultaneously and independently across multiple subject-matter areas, quickly learning new topics or methods as needed. As a young company with an entrepreneurial spirit, Keybridge seeks motivated candidates that are interested in positions with rapidly expanding responsibilities and long-term career prospects.

Qualifications & Selection Criteria

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Advanced degree in economics, public policy, or related field.
  • Minimum two years work experience in economic research or public policy analysis.
  • Strong interest in economics and the application of economic tools to public policy.
  • Demonstrated quantitative skills, including knowledge of statistics and econometrics.
  • Demonstrated professional-level writing experience.
  • Proven capacity to work simultaneously on a variety of issues and coordinate multiple work streams.
  • Ability to independently adjust to changing priorities and achieve results within the context of agreed upon objectives and deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the proven ability to work effectively within project teams and interact directly with clients.
  • Exceptional work ethic and good sense of humor.

Current areas of interest to our clients include: macroeconomics and global economic risks, tax and fiscal policy, energy and environmental policy, regulatory policy, public health, hazard mitigation, and emergency management.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Base salary commensurate with job responsibilities, education, and experience.
  • Annual bonuses based on individual and company performance.
  • 100% employer-paid health, prescription drug, and dental insurance.
  • 100% employer-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance.
  • Employer-matched retirement savings accounts.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to Ms. Allix Bradecamp at info@keybridgedc.com. Please note that Keybridge does not sponsor employment-based visas.