RFF is the best place for people seeking to launch an academic or policy career in environmental, energy, or natural resource issues. RFF’s reputation for rigorous academic research, independent and objective policy analysis, and access to policy leaders is unmatched among leading think tanks. RFF’s leadership and staff seek to provide a pleasant and supportive work environment for all employees, and encourage close collaboration and open communication. To learn more about what it’s like to be a researcher at RFF, read Frequently Asked Questions about Research Life at RFF. RFF also offers a variety of fellowships, internships, and grants.

Job Opportunities

Open positions are posted regularly. RFF offers a competitive benefits package that includes health and dental plans, retirement, educational assistance program, and accumulated sick and annual leave. As an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, RFF hires without consideration of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability. RFF is an equal opportunity employer.  Because of recruiting volume, we regret that we will accept only applications for positions that are currently open, and only those applications that are selected for further discussions will be contacted. AAP Statement: Resources for the Future’s Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) is available for applicants and employees to review in the department of Human Resources. Requests to review the AAP can be made during business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please contact Ressie Walker, HR Manager, at 202.328.5053.

Opportunities in Europe

The RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment's mission is to improve environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. The Institute is committed to being a central focal point for research insights and policy solutions within Europe, and connecting that work internationally. The Institute, based in Milan, Italy, offers job openings which can be found here.