New America’s Political Reform program is seeking applicants who have a strong interest in American politics and reform for a full-time, short-term contracted research assistant position in our Washington, D.C. office. The position will last from October to March, but the exact dates are open to negotiation. The contract will also have the possibility of extension.
The Political Reform program works towards an open, fair democratic process, with equitable opportunities for full participation, in order to restore dynamism and growth to the American economy and society. You should be able to demonstrate ability and desire to work both independently and as part of a team on projects ranging from Congressional reform to national security to race in politics.
You will have the opportunity to attend events on behalf of New America, and gain exposure to some of the brightest and most visionary thinkers in the field. You will also able to attend in-house events, professional development, and off-the-record policy lunches with fellows and staff from other New America policy programs.
One of your responsibilities will be collecting research for team members on topics ranging from congressional and electoral reforms to gender and national security. You will also contribute to a continuously updated database of state-level political reforms. You will also assist program staff members with general research, data entry, and miscellaneous administrative duties.
This is a full-time, 40-hours-a-week position. This contract would include benefits: holidays and insurance (health, dental, and vision).
The ideal candidate will possess:
Submit a cover letter with three references, a resume, and a writing sample of 3-5 pages of original research. This is a rolling application. The posting will be removed when the position is filled.
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