Research Intern (National Journal)
Washington, DC 
Posted 1 month ago
Job/Internship Description

National Journal is a premier research and insights company committed to helping organizations effectively navigate Washington. Best known as one of Washington's most trusted media brands for nearly 50 years, our expertise is unmatched with teams of specialists dedicated to government affairs, communications, and political research, in addition to exceptional journalism. Our mission is to equip the thousands of government and business leaders in the nation's capital with the intelligence, insights, and connections they need to save time, increase efficiency, and deliver success.

National Journal is looking for dynamic researchers to help build its Vignette research platform

What is Vignette?

We are Washington's go-to resource for research on the most influential people in policy and politics, producing content exclusively for senior public policy practitioners and government affairs executives. Our diverse membership includes policy practitioners and senior professionals from the world's leading companies, nonprofits, and associations.

Vignette serves as an unparalleled repository of knowledge and insight on the people shaping policy discussions and political discourse and serves thousands of professionals across Washington. The team building the product researches the most influential individuals, from public officials to policy professionals, researchers, advocates, media voices, and beyond. Using this baseline knowledge and our expertise, we also create content tailored to members' needs, delivering customized profiles, executive briefings, and programming to top tier Washington advocates.

Intern Characteristics:

  • You are excited about helping National Journal continue to build its newest offering and contributing to a new product model
  • You are a meticulous researcher and apply a high level of analytic rigor to all phases of work
  • You know when to shift gears, balancing deep dives into data exploration and distilling the information gathered to produce actionable insights
  • You listen and quickly adapt when requirements change, exhibiting a willingness to go above and beyond in service to others
  • You are a policy wonk or politics guru and while you may be deep on one topic, you are conversant and knowledgeable across a diverse range of subjects

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Conducts intensive and thorough research on the people shaping policy and politics at the federal and state level
  • Synthesizes and analyzes qualitative data into a professional product, contextualizing and interpreting findings to provide a holistic and nuanced characterization of an individual

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

  • Experience conducting qualitative research; an excellent academic record
  • Meticulous researcher with unflagging commitment to objective, thorough work
  • Ability to distill large amounts of information into concise summaries and takeaways
  • Excellent time management and judgment
  • Interest in public policy and politics, with an appetite for unpacking diverse or niche policy topics

Atlantic Media, Inc. and its affiliates ("Atlantic Media") are Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate against our applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Atlantic Media, Inc. and its affiliates ("Atlantic Media") are Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate against our applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.


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