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Volunteer Research Associate

Our Research Associates dig into a wide array of topics and help develop projects that examine local political and voting issues within specific cities across the nation. They play a key role in obtaining factual information that will be used for local and regional digital campaigns in an effort to increase voter turnout!

We look for applicants who have a great political sense and knowledge of politicians, political parties, outside groups, and the legislative process.


What You’ll Do

  • Thoroughly gather information and succinctly summarize key points from a variety of sources, major news outlets, reputable think tanks, government agencies, campaign, corporate filings, legal records, and other sources

  • Producing and disseminating high-quality research in the areas of civic engagement and voter participation.

  • Educating voters on the importance of state and local elections and policies.

  • Engaging in policy analysis, development, and dissemination of information to the general public.

  • Monitor and maintain research on political appointees, policy positions, and initiatives of the White House, federal agencies, Congress, local politics and city councils, etc.

  • Review public-facing materials 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

  • 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 deadlines


Commitment: 6 to 8 hours per week

“Engage Local Change, a project of The Giving Back Fund, is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.”

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