We pursue our mission largely through our award-winning website, OpenSecrets.org, which is the most comprehensive resource for federal campaign contributions, lobbying data and analysis available anywhere.
Research interns work alongside the Center’s full-time staff to perform the organization’s most important task: identifying and cataloging the interests and agendas behind the money that changes hands in Washington. Past interns have helped expand the Center’s Revolving Door database of government officials-turned-lobbyists, monitored the lobbying activity around specific legislation before Congress and helped the Center to uncover millions of dollars of “shadow money.” Other research projects relate to updating the database that tracks the millions of dollars in individual contributions, as well as assisting in research requests from reporters and academics.
- Hours/week: 40
- Fall: August 5
- Spring: December 10
- Summer: March 15
- Pay: $11.50/hour
- How to apply: Send a cover letter, resume and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org