Ty Pinkins for U.S. Senate is seeking talented Research Interns to assist with our opposition research and media monitoring efforts while working closely with both the communications and digital staff. Interns will gain valuable experience working to compile and organize political research, track paid advertisement, fact-check misinformation, monitor relevant media markets and find creative ways to utilize audio and video footage.
The research team works closely with others across departments to communicate critical deadlines and results by analyzing news articles, media monitoring, reviewing social media, and researching legislative and campaign finance histories to help inform campaign and message strategy. This is an ideal opportunity to learn an important skillset while playing an active role in a top-tier U.S. Senate race. Ideally, all candidates should have a passion for politics, curiosity for research, and the ability to think outside the box.
In an effort to build a well-rounded campaign with all voices represented, we encourage folks from any educational background, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, immigration status, citizenship status, national origin or ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, criminal record, mental or physical disability or disorder, HIV antibody status, parental or familiar status, or veteran status to apply.
Primary responsibilities include:
Monitor real-time interviews and news coverage for trends, narratives and breaking news;
Track and report on paid advertisement;
Report results and findings to the Research team;
Help implement the campaign’s research plan ahead of the 2022 election;
Contribute to research team needs and other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will have:
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, and other programs to track and present information;
Politically savvy with a keen interest in Democratic politics;
A sharp and critical eye for detail;
Excellent organizational skills
To Apply: Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Research Intern” in the subject line of the email and three professional references.
Ty Pinkins for U.S. Senate is a fast-paced, dynamic campaign environment. We expect all our employees to be committed to the election of Democrats, willing to commit to long and irregular campaign hours (sometimes including nights and weekends). Our team values the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and solve problems creatively. We additionally expect our employees to demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Our staff maintains a shared commitment to promoting and investing in cross-cultural skills and awareness related to individuals from broad backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability.
Ty Pinkins for U.S. Senate is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment. We welcome applicants of any educational background, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, immigration status, citizenship status, national origin or ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, criminal record, mental or physical disability or disorder, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Applicants from underrepresented communities are particularly encouraged to apply.