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2 Aug 2018

Full-Time Research Assistant

Upturn – Posted by teamupturn Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

This entry-level research position is ideal for someone who is excited about timely, interdisciplinary research on a range of topics related to technology, policy, and equity. You will:
-Research and write policy memos, in collaboration with other members of the team;
-Help prepare public reports, op-eds, blog posts, and our weekly newsletter;
-Track and analyze current policy developments across all of our priority issues; and
-Attend external meetings, workshops, and other events.

You will be joining a small and growing organization that is collaborative, energetic, and fun. We will actively support your professional development in the field.
-We provide a competitive salary, and a generous and comprehensive benefits package;
-We seek to invest in your professional growth, through training, feedback, and support;
-We are actively committed to building an inclusive, flexible and welcoming workplace; and
-We have a transparent culture and strive to include our entire staff when making strategic decisions.

We welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplines, with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. More specifically, we’re looking for someone who is:
-Committed to advancing racial and economic justice;
-Comfortable understanding and explaining the nuts and bolts of digital technologies;
-A clear written and verbal communicator;
-An organized, detailed-oriented, and instinctively curious researcher;
-Dedicated to building collaborative relationships across communities, especially in communities of color; and
-Passionate about understanding the growing impact of technology on people’s lives.

We strongly encourage people of color, women, and LGBTQ applicants to apply.

For more information on Upturn, this position, and how to apply, please visit:

How to Apply

Email with: -A cover letter that tells us why you want to work at Upturn; -A resume; -Three samples of your work. Writing samples are preferred, but you can show us other relevant skills too; -Three references, including a description of how each knows you. We’ll talk to you before we talk to them; and -Your full name and "Research Assistant" in the subject line.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Advocacy, Entry Level, Equity, Justice, non-profit, nonprofit, Not-for-profit, Policy, Research, Tech, Technology, and Think Tank.

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