The Breakthrough Institute is growing at a faster pace than we ever have in our 15-year history.
In the last two years, we have created two new programs, our Nuclear Innovation program and Energy and Development program, adding to our long-standing Energy & Climate and Food & Agriculture programs. We have hired an Executive Editor to lead our expanding communications team. We have initiated several major policy campaigns, including our efforts to double federal agricultural R&D and to get advanced nuclear reactors licensed in the United States.
And now, we are opening an office in Washington, DC, to put more ecomodernist ideas into action. Breakthrough is currently seeking co-directors who can build a DC policy and research agenda from the ground up, as well as other positions in research and policy advisory to add to our existing DC-based staff.
The Breakthrough Institute envisions a future where all the world’s inhabitants can enjoy secure, free, prosperous, and fulfilling lives on an ecologically vibrant planet. We strive to make our work audacious, pragmatic, and politically unclassifiable. If that sounds like the kind of place you want to work, now is your opportunity.
You can learn more about our vision here. Check out our open positions below. All salaries are highly competitive with industry-wide standards and are commensurate with experience.
Location: Washington, DC
Location: Berkeley, CA
Location: Berkeley, CA or Washington, DC
The Breakthrough Institute is committed to seeking innovative solutions to environmental and human development challenges in pursuit of a secure, healthier, and more prosperous future. In doing so, we do not shy away from contentious domestic and international political issues or from advocating for equity, justice, democracy, and human rights. We welcome candidates who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds and who are eager to learn about many ways of viewing the world. Our goal is to create a community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.