Political Research Associates

Political Research Associates is a Somerville-based think tank that fuses journalistic reporting techniques with traditional research to produce reports on the American right-wing in support of movements for reproductive and GLBT rights, environmentalism, civil liberties, and religious freedom.

Founded 25 years ago, PRA has become one of the country's most respected progressive think tanks.  It is the publisher of The Public Eye magazine, a quarterly on the American right read by scholars, activists, and journalists.

PRA is an equal opportunity employer.


Research and Editorial Internship
PRA seeks an intern with experience in journalism or research to assist staff in investigating a variety of right-wing movements and institutions, and producing The Public Eye magazine.  The internship is a minimum 10-hour work week commitment.  Research responsibilities include extensive web, library, or phone research, fact checking, meeting with researchers and analysts, and writing.  The Public Eye responsibilities include assisting the Senior Editor with reporting and research, and copy editing.

Development and Communications Internship
We are looking for an enthusiastic intern interested in working on projects related to development and communications at PRA. The intern will work with the Director of Development and Communications on tasks related to fundraising, public relations, and media communications. Depending on the interest and skills of the applicant, the intern may take on some of the following tasks:

  • Researching new potential grant-giving sources;
  • Updating and collating donor information;
  • Assisting in the organizing and preparations for fundraising events;
  • Assisting in the production of newsletters and other communications and marketing materials;
  • Assisting in the organizing of promotional events related to PRA publications;
  • Assisting in the drafting of press releases and other public relations communications materials;
  • Updating internal media contact lists.

Qualifications/skills: Excellent written communications, editing and proofreading skills; proficient in MS Word, Excel, and graphic related applications; detailed oriented; able to work on short and long-term projects; must be able to work independently and part of a team.

To apply, send a resume, two writing samples and a cover letter detailing why you want to work at Political Research Associates via, fax, email, or traditional mail to:

Cindy Savage-King
Political Research Associates
1310 Broadway, Suite 201
Somerville, MA 02144-1837
617.666.6622 (fax)

Winter Session
January – May. Application deadline: November 30

Summer Session
June – August. Application deadline: March 15

Fall Session
October – January. Application deadline: September 1

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