Fields: progressive, policy, political science, government, politics
About the Organization: We are dedicated to renewing America by continuing the quest to realize our nation’s highest ideals, honestly confronting the challenges caused by rapid technological and social change, and seizing the opportunities those changes create.
Since 1999, New America has nurtured a new generation of policy experts and public intellectuals. Today we are a community of innovative problem-solvers, combining our core expertise in researching, reporting and analysis with new areas of coding, data science, and human-centered design to experiment and innovate nationally and globally. We prize our intellectual and ideological independence and our diversity, seeking to do our best work and to reflect the America we are becoming.
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.
About the Position: New America’s Political Reform program is seeking applicants who have a strong interest in American politics and reform for a Fall 2018 full-time internship in our Washington, D.C. office. You must be available to work for a minimum of 30 hours a week (but no more than 40). The position will last from the end of August through mid-December.
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.
- A keen interest in policy and reform–preferably on some subset of national security, congressional reform, lobbying, voting structures, polarization, and civic participation.
- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple deadlines and projects while working independently.
- Shown experience with research, as well as proven writing and oral communication skills.
- Familiarity with handling large research databases.
- Confidence to speak on the phone to find research answers and collect data
- The composure and professional demeanor to interact with all levels of the public policy community.
Estimated Salary: $13 – $17/hour
Deadline: Until filled