Position: Trade and Climate Attorney

Washington, DC Position: Trade and Climate Attorney

Located only a few blocks from the White House, the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) is searching for a recent law school graduate to develop innovative initiatives in the trade and climate policy space that enhance U.S. competitiveness and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Trade and Climate Attorney will report directly to George David Banks, Executive Vice President of ACCF, and work with a growing team of energy and environment policy experts. Banks, a recipient of the EPA Climate Protection Award, is President Trump’s former Special Assistant for International Energy and Environment and a Fellow at Columbia University’s Global Energy Policy Center.


1. As a thought leader, develop innovative climate and trade initiatives that the Trump Administration and Congress could accept.
2. Publish relevant reports and op-eds that help define ongoing policy discussions.
3. Help organize and participate in events – inside and outside Washington, DC – with policymakers, the press, and stakeholders.


Excellent writing, oral, research, and organizational skills are required. Enthusiasm for learning the politics of policymaking in Washington, DC is required.
Law Degree is required. A focus on climate and trade law is strongly preferred – either formally through a law program or through work experience.


Competitive salary and health and other benefits (401k after 1 year of service, parking, gym membership, etc.)


Candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and academic
transcript to George David Banks at [email protected].