The California Policy Lab creates data-driven insights for the public good. Our mission is to partner with California’s state and local governments to generate scientific evidence that solves California’s most urgent problems, including homelessness, poverty, crime, and education inequality. We facilitate close partnerships between policymakers and researchers at the University of California to help evaluate and improve public programs through empirical research and technical assistance.

CPL recognizes the value of having a diverse staff at all levels of the organization. We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent and understand the diverse racial and ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, educational, socioeconomic, cultural, and disability backgrounds present in California. When you join our team, you can expect to be part of an inclusive and equity-focused community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

CPL’s full-time employees are eligible for the University of California’s extensive benefits package that includes a menu of options that provide both choice and value to meet you and your family’s needs. To learn more about the benefits, read the 2020 University of California Benefits guide.

Are you a graduate student interested in joining CPL while you complete your studies? We have a track record of attracting and retaining talented early PhD students who appreciate having an institutional “home” where they can collaborate over several years. Prior research fellows for CPL have gone on to academic positions at Georgetown, Chicago Booth, the White House Council of Economic Advisors, UCLA, and the Census Bureau.

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Data Analyst, Labor Specialist Los Angeles
Financial Analyst Los Angeles
CPL Undergraduate Summer Institute Berkeley
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