We’re hiring! Now taking applications for policy analyst and research interns

OK Policy analyst Devon Douglass is leaving to become Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Tulsa under new mayor G.T. Bynum. It’s a loss for OK Policy but a great opportunity for Devon and Tulsa, and we look forward to working with her in her new position.

That also means we are looking to hire a new policy analyst to produce research and organize campaigns around economic security for low- and moderate-income Oklahomans. Skills designing reports and infographics are also highly desired for this position. You can read more about the job duties and qualifications here.

To apply for this position, e-mail a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples by COB Thursday, December 29 to jobs@okpolicy.org (indicate Policy Analyst in the subject line).  The cover letter should describe your interest in the position and include a detailed explanation of how your experience meets the minimum qualifications and prepares you for the responsibilities outlined in the job description. Please also include your salary expectations. The two writing samples should total no more than 25 pages, preferably written for different audiences.

We’re also now accepting student applicants for paid, part-time research internships in the 2017 spring semester. Interns will be expected to work between 10 and 20 hours per week, depending on their schedules and availability. The position will be based in our Tulsa office.

Interns’ work will involve assisting OK Policy staff members as well as conducting independent research under guidance of staff. Interns will have opportunities to author multiple blog posts on state policy issues such as poverty, economic development, health care, immigration, and other subjects.

Eligible students should have completed at least four semesters of college coursework or be pursuing a graduate degree. We are happy to cooperate with an institution’s requirements for academic credit.

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, a resume or CV, and a writing sample to jobs@okpolicy.org by Thursday, December 29. Please include “Spring internship” in the subject line. Applicants will be contacted regarding interviews in early January.


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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