Food & Agriculture Analysts

The Breakthrough Institute Published: June 18, 2019
Oakland, CA
Job Type
Analyst / Research / Farm / Organics /

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~ The Breakthrough Institute is a global research center that identifies and promotes technological solutions to environmental and human development challenges. ~

Position Overview

Are you passionate about agricultural sustainability, climate change, or environmental policy? Join our growing Food and Agriculture program in beautiful downtown Oakland, California.

We are seeking ambitious and inquisitive Food & Agriculture Analysts. You will research trends in US and global agricultural sustainability, assess policy options to improve environmental outcomes, and contribute to public-facing articles and reports. The position is permanent, full-time, and based in our Oakland office.


  • Conduct literature reviews, data analysis, and expert interviews.
  • Contribute to and write internal memos, public reports, and web articles.
  • Build professional relationships with scholars, journalists, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists through social media and one-on-one outreach.



  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience critically reviewing and synthesizing academic literature.
  • Spreadsheet management and analysis skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills, particularly for layperson audiences.


  • 2+ years of analytical work experience or a Master’s degree.
  • Motivation to learn new skills, propose ideas, and take ownership on projects.
  • Experience conducting statistical analysis in Excel, R, GIS or similar programs.
  • Background in agricultural or environmental research, economics, or policy.


  • You will have opportunities to attend events; enroll in trainings; and engage with leading journalists, academics, and analysts.
  • You will conduct ground-breaking work on important questions.
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a  cover letter, resume, three references, and a 2-5 page writing sample that demonstrates your ability to synthesize many different sources of information.
  • The cover letter should demonstrate an understanding of Breakthrough’s work on food and farming.
  • We encourage you to submit materials as soon as possible, as we will interview and hire on a rolling basis.

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