Jobs and Internships

Staff Openings:

There are no openings at this time.

Internships:

Semester and Summer Internships (click to view)

Interested in joining our team as an intern?  

PRA offers semester, full academic year, and summer internships with flexible scheduling. We offer a $500 stipend for those who can commit to 8-10hrs/week and $1000 stipend for those who can commit to 16-20 hours per week. Internships take place in PRA’s Somerville, MA office. Please note: We are not seeking remote interns at this time.

Whether through its hard-hitting reports and investigative long-form writing, or its analytical, web-exclusive articles and insightful daily blog posts, Political Research Associates is committed to holding those on the Right who seek to undermine social justice and human rights accountable. PRAs research areas span gender, racial, immigrant, and economic justice; civil liberties; education; and other areas under attack by the Right. Our research and analysis helps inform the struggles of social justice advocates and works for a better, more just society.

Internship Application Deadline: August 8th for fall internships and November 1st for spring internships (additional applications will be considered on a rolling basis).

To apply, send a resume, one writing sample, and a cover letter detailing why you want to intern at PRA to internships@politicalresearch.org. PRA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. People of color, LGBTQ persons, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

In your cover letter please indicate your availability and highlight your interest/experience in one or more of the areas below:

Research & Editorial

Interns help in investigating a variety of right-wing movements and institutions, and in producing The Public Eye magazine. We are also looking for interns with journalism backgrounds interested in contributing to writing and editing as well as research specific to magazine articles, conducting and transcribing interviews, and suggesting new features. Research and editorial responsibilities may include:

  • Extensive web, library, or phone research; proofreading and fact checking
  • Meeting and coordinating with researchers and analysts
  • Assistance with design and layout of the magazine
  • Contributing original posts to the Eyes Right Blog and help keep the blog updated with daily content.

Communications & Development

Interns sometimes report directly to the Communications Director and contribute to our marketing/digital strategy and best use of our website through tasks such as:

  • Drafting press releases, email blasts, newsletters, and other materials
  • Supporting the development of media strategies and journalist outreach for promoting major releases/events
  • Contributing to social media, blog, and other editorial opportunities
  • Multimedia projects using layout, photo, audio, or video equipment; Supporting fundraising initiatives and helping integrate communications and development.

QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent written communications, editing, and proofreading skills; detail-oriented; proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and graphic design applications preferred; prior experience in either journalism/research or marketing/public relations; ability to multitask and handle short- and long-term projects; ability to work independently and part of a team; interest in progressive activism. Social media, journalism, blogging experience a plus.

Volunteer:

Looking for another way to get involved? Email internships@politicalresearch.org with a resume (including a reference) and tell us how you’d like to support the work we do at PRA. We are particularly seeking assistance in the areas of social media, development, graphic design, and fact checking.

For Writers and Artists:

For our submission guidelines for Public Eye as well as politicalresearch.org, please go to: http://www.politicalresearch.org/submission-guidelines/