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API Careers Overview

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Interested in working at API? We are looking for innovative, results-oriented individuals who value the highest standards of performance and excellence in servicing our industry.

We currently have the following openings: (all positions are in Washington, D.C. unless otherwise noted)


Analyst, Statistics - Regulatory & Economic Policy (Washington, DC)

Associate - Center for Offshore Safety (Houston, TX)

Associate, Monogram - Global Industry Services (Houston, TX)

Counsel - Office of General Counsel (Washington, DC)

Design Associate - Global Industry Services (Washington, DC)

Director of Federal Relations - Government Affairs (Washington, DC) - 2 positions

Marketing and Social Media Coordinator - Global Industry Services (Washington, DC)

Program Associate - Midstream and Industry Operations (Washington, DC)

Sr. .Net Programmer - Global Industry Services (Washington, DC)



API is an equal opportunity employer. Our success in maintaining a reputation for professional excellence depends on selecting the best qualified candidates. Achieving this objective means that no employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status or such other grounds as may be covered by applicable federal, state and local law.

One of Washington’s premier trade associations, the American Petroleum Institute (API) was named by the Washington Post in 2014 as one of the best places to work in the greater D.C. region based on employee surveys.

As advocates for one of the nation’s most dynamic industries, the women and men of API are dedicated to our mission of advancing responsible energy development to enhance our nation’s energy security and bring affordable energy to America’s families and businesses.

From our world renowned standard-setting, training and certification programs to nationwide public policy advocacy, API professionals are part of America’s job-creating, game-changing American energy revolution.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade organization that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Our more than 600 corporate members, from the largest major oil company to the smallest of independents, come from all segments of the industry. They are producers, refiners, suppliers, pipeline operators and marine transporters, as well as service and supply companies that support all segments of the industry.

With offices in Washington, D.C., Houston, Beijing, Singapore, Dubai and Brazil, API has a local focus and global reach – with a broad range of programs:

  • Advocacy
  • Research and Statistics
  • Standards
  • Certification
  • Education