Research Associate

The Democratic Party, Washington, DC (DNC HQ)

Change that Matters

The mission of the Research Department at the Democratic National Committee is to ensure Americans get the facts about politicians and their policies before heading to the ballot box. 
We scour public records, campaign finance reports, articles, interviews, books, legislation, and more to gain a deep understanding of the topics we research and provide information to people across the country. Research is the messaging and strategy backbone for our campaigns.   
If you’re interested in helping us relentlessly dig for the truth to hold Republicans accountable, come join us!
Research Associate
Our Research Associates dig into a wide array of topics and help develop projects that examine Republican candidates and groups, policies, businesses, and public records. They play a key role in holding the Trump Administration and Republicans across the country accountable. 
We look for applicants who have a great political sense and knowledge of politicians, political parties, outside groups, and the legislative process. The ideal candidate should possess a basic understanding of public records requests, campaign finance reports, personal financial disclosures, policy and legislation, third party groups, ad tracking, and LexisNexis.

What You’ll Do

  • Monitor and maintain research documents on the political appointees, policy positions, and initiatives of the White House, federal agencies, and Congress
  • Thoroughly gather information and succinctly summarize key points from a variety of sources, including Nexis and major news outlets, reputable think tanks, government agencies, campaign finance reports, corporate filings, legal records, and other sources
  • Review public-facing materials produced by the DNC for factual accuracy
  • Generate public records requests and ideas for rapid response or long-term research projects
  • Provide additional research capacity to down-ballot campaigns and state parties 

About You

  • At least one cycle of political research experience preferred
  • Deep understanding of politics and political campaigns
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including an eagle-eye for typos and errors
  • Strict attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to take direction, ask questions and quickly learn new tasks and databases
  • Self-motivated with the ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability and desire to keep up with the 24-hour news cycle
  • Creative thinking and desire to explore new avenues
  • Willingness to travel and assist campaigns on-the-ground
  • Experience with Nexis, campaign finance databases, federal and state-level vote analysis, statistical data gathering, and primary source materials
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About The Democratic Party

OUR PARTY Since 1848, the Democratic National Committee has been the home of the Democratic Party, the oldest continuing party in the United States. Today we are millions of supporters strong, fighting for progress and helping elect Democrats across the country to state government, Congress, and the White House. There are several core beliefs that tie our party together: Democrats believe that we're greater together than we are on our own—that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules. Our party is focused on building an economy that lifts up all Americans, not just those at the top. That's why Democrats are working to make progress on issues like job creation, equal pay, education, health care, and clean energy.

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