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Research Intern

Research Intern

Our spring 2018 internships run February 12, 2018 through May 4, 2018. Applications for spring internships are due no later than December 8, 2017.

Represent.Us is seeking qualified candidates for a Research Internship in our Northampton, MA office. Semester-long and summer internship opportunities are offered to talented undergraduate students who feel passionately about addressing the undue influence of money in US politics.

The Research Intern will play a direct role in the day-to-day work of our team and will gain a deep understanding about the democracy reform movement taking place across our country. The ideal candidate will be creative, hard working, enthusiastic, detail oriented, resourceful, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment. We welcome students eager to participate and excited to help grow the organization. Students who wish to leave the internship with a work product they can share with future employers will have the opportunity to do so.

Essential responsibilities

As a member of our Political Team, the Research Intern will primarily focus on compiling and analyzing political, legal, policy, and legislative information related to our democracy reform platform. However, the Research Intern will also routinely assist our communications, development, and digital departments with information retrieval and analysis as necessary.

In short, you’ll be one of the people we’ll rely on to drive first-level research inquiries on a variety of topics. As our work is constantly changing, we won’t be asking you to do the same thing over and over again. Instead, you’ll be asked to undertake research like writing a one-page memo on the history of a specific corruption case in a state, analyzing the cost and competitiveness of a city’s elections, or pulling press clips on a specific issue and compare and contrast them. We’re committed to ensuring that you build skills in this internship and enjoy your work, so we won’t be asking you to spend much of your time doing data entry.

You are

We’re looking for applicants who are:

  • Passionate about fighting corruption and fixing our democracy
  • Organized and technologically proficient with word processing and spreadsheets
  • Excited by research
  • Able to demonstrate strong writing and verbal communication skills

Details

  • Fall-semester, spring-semester, and summer internships available
  • Based in our Northampton, MA office – in the “Five Colleges” area and accessible by public transit (PVTA)
  • We’re committed to making sure your internship is educational, challenging, and informative, and we’re happy to coordinate with your college or university so you can receive credit for your work
  • Interns are paid at an hourly rate, or may do an unpaid internship for school credit

To apply

Send the following to internship@represent.us with the subject line “Research Intern”:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter – Why should we hire you? Why do you want to work here? What special skills do you bring to the table?

About Represent.Us

Represent.Us is the nation’s largest grassroots anti-corruption campaign. We bring conservatives and progressives together to fix America’s corrupt political system.

Our small team is a carefully curated mix of seasoned political campaigners, policy wonks, advertising experts, designers, and engineers. We’re not a startup, but we’ve got startup DNA: we’re nimble, constantly learning and iterating, and know when it’s time to celebrate a Wednesday afternoon with root beer floats. We constantly push ourselves to push the envelope – to ignore “industry standards” and set a new standard.

We’ve been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, FOX, CBS, and hundreds of other national and local media outlets.

Represent.Us is based in Northampton, MA, and recently opened a satellite office in San Francisco, CA. Come work with us!

About our internships

We’re always on the lookout for talented undergraduates who are passionate about fixing our corrupt political system. As an intern with Represent.Us you’ll be part of a hardworking, fun, and innovative team that values your skills and creative input.

You’ll gain hands-on experience working with a successful grassroots advocacy campaign, and an in-depth understanding of the rapidly growing anti-corruption movement. Many of our interns say their time here helped launch their careers.

We do not offer a telecommuting option. If you are interested in getting involved remotely as a volunteer, sign up here.