Current Job Openings:
We are not currently hiring for any staff positions.
PRA currently has openings for the following positions. All internships require a minimum 10-hour/week work commitment, with flexibility around class schedules; as the internship is unpaid, we prioritize making sure you leave here with new skills and useful experience. To apply, send a resume, two writing samples, and a cover letter detailing why you want to work at Political Research Associates via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Looking for another way to volunteer? Email email@example.com and tell us how you’d like to support the work we do at PRA.)
Research and Editorial/Blogging Intern
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. Our research and analysis helps inform the struggles of social justice advocates and works for a better, more just society.
Interested in joining our team? Research and editorial interns will help in investigating a variety of right-wing movements and institutions, and in producing The Public Eye magazine. Research and editorial responsibilities may include: extensive web, library, or phone research; proofreading and fact checking; meeting and coordinating with researchers and analysts; and other assistance with design and layout of the magazine. Additionally, interns also contribute original posts to the Eyes Right Blog on a weekly/bi-weekly basis and play an integral role in keeping the blog updated with daily content.
PRAs research areas span gender, racial, immigrant, and economic justice; civil liberties; education; and other areas under attack by the Right. For winter/spring 2014, we are looking for general interns interested in the Right Wing and social justice, as well as those with a focus on LGBTQ rights, immigrant Rights, and racial and economic justice. 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.
Qualifications: experience in journalism or research; excellent written communications, editing and proofreading skills; proficient in MS Word, Excel, and graphic related applications; detail-oriented; able to work on short and long-term projects; ability to work independently and as part of a team; interest in progressive activism.
Graphic Design Intern
The Graphic Design Intern’s primary responsibility will be to work with the Program Coordinator and the Editor-in-Chief of The Public Eye magazine to create the cover for the magazine, which is published in both print and online versions. The intern may also help develop print and promotional materials for PRA events and other publications. Qualifications: Solid knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 6, especially Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign; a good design eye; creativity and originality; ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Hours flexible, start date ASAP. May be able to complete remotely, though in-office availability preferred. To apply, please submit resume, three design samples, and a brief description of why you’re interested in the internship to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Graphic Design Intern” in the subject line.
Communications and Marketing Intern
The Communications and Marketing Intern reports directly to the Communications Director and plays an integral role in supporting PRA’s mission to advance social justice. Responsibilities may include: Contributing to marketing/digital strategy and best use of new website; 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; proficiency with graphic design applications preferred; prior marketing and public relations experience; 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.