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Political & Research Fellowships

Political and Research Fellowship

Who We Are

Blue Compass Strategies is a female-owned, Washington, DC-based political research and consulting firm dedicated to supporting the progressive movement with the knowledge necessary for developing more efficient and effective electoral, issue-advocacy, and accountability campaigns. We achieve this by arming the community with historical election data, sophisticated analysis, and real-time updates for targeted states. We provide political campaigns and progressive organizations with a baseline set of information to work from—helping them learn from the past to make sound decisions for the future. We also aim to equip these organizations with the information and research they need to be effective advocates on their issues and hold bad actors accountable.

Position Summary

Fellows assist our analysts in producing strategic, high-level political and opposition research to support Blue Compass’s comprehensive state reports, research products, post-election analysis, and an array of clients in the progressive community.


§ Monitoring and clipping press coverage about clients, issue campaigns, and key legislative and political campaign developments.
§ Collecting data and information for key states including: polling data, election results, candidate information, campaign finance data, legislative partisan control, ballot initiatives, and filing deadlines/qualifications.
§ Fact-checking reports and memos.
§ Writing briefings, blog posts, and other materials on research findings.
§ Assisting in the vetting of political candidates, corporations, and spokespeople.

Minimum qualifications

§ Strong attention to detail
§ Excellent research and writing skills
§ High proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
§ Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
§ Ability to work collaboratively as a member of our fast-paced team

Preferred, but not required

§ Previous campaign or labor experience
§ Familiarity with digital media
§ Knowledge of Catalist
§ Knowledge of Lexis-Nexis, campaign finance reporting, and media monitoring
Please note the fellowship is a paid, part-time (20 hours/week) position located in our Washington, DC, office; however, our firm is open to applicants who do not reside in the DC area and who would need to work remotely. The ideal candidate will be able to commit for the fall term (through December 2020).
Please send a cover letter and resume to by August 9 and specify “Political and Research Fellowship” in the subject line. Please also specify where you saw this posting.
Blue Compass Strategies is committed to a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.