Career Opportunities

Why I Chose EIA

EIA is committed to recruiting, retaining and motivating a highly-skilled, diverse and productive workforce. Hear from some of our newest employees (in their own words) about why they chose EIA!

"I've always believed in public service—I was a safety patrol in elementary school, a lifeguard in high school, an RA in college—so working for the government was the logical next step.  I began my career at the Department of Justice, but wanted to work for an agency where I could help people on a broad scale, not just case-by-case; EIA is the perfect place to do that.  Energy data affects everyone, from Wall Street to policymakers on the Hill, to families watching the cost of propane, to students developing science fair projects.  EIA has a tremendous mission, and it's exciting to be part of the brilliant, ambitious team that makes it happen."


"I chose EIA because I wanted to apply my economic analysis training to energy markets, a dynamic field of continual importance in the global economy. I had regularly used EIA data and analysis for school projects years back, and had developed a respect for their unbiased and independent work, something that became crucial for me in deciding where to work. I enjoy having access to some of the brightest in the field and can take advantage of learning every day from a variety of experts. The work environment is wholesome and I believe I have continuous opportunities for growth."


"EIA is a great little haven for those who love statistical analysis and computer programming. I wanted to join a federal agency where I could use those skills to help direct public policy in an objective, timely manner. EIA is an agency where even new employees get to contribute to reports that are actually seen by the public. It is also the agency that has the pleasure of roiling the crude oil markets every Wednesday morning and the agency that might get a call when gas prices are skyrocketing but never when they're plummeting. But, most importantly, it's an agency that truly does invest in its employees. As someone new to energy markets, I've been given the opportunity to attend courses and trainings to get me up to speed and had the ability to meet people across the Department of Energy and in industry. It also doesn't hurt that EIA is filled with insanely smart, talented people who are willing to guide you in your career."


"As the epicenter for independent energy market expertise and analysis, EIA was the natural destination for my passion and interest in energy. By joining the EIA I have the privilege to be surrounded by experts and thought leaders of today's energy markets, and constantly being at the forefront of new trends in energy. The independent and impartial analysis element of EIA's mission I find fulfilling, and is unique in a city and industry that is always susceptible to spin."