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Sunlight Foundation Seeks Research Intern

The Sunlight Foundation is seeking a Research intern, who will help to build and curate data sets and assist a senior fellow in various research projects on the role of campaign money and lobbying in politics. The research intern will also have opportunities to conduct and publish original research and writing under the supervision of the senior fellow.

The ideal intern candidate is committed to a more transparent and accountable government, has policy-related Hill experience, experience writing about policy issues or both. Additionally, the candidate is detail-oriented, able to multitask, and capable of working independently. Familiarity with blogging, wikis, and social media is a plus. The candidate must have completed at least two years of college; enrollment or completion of graduate school will be viewed favorably.

The Sunlight Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, D.C. that focuses on improving government transparency by making government information easily accessible to citizens online.

This is a paid position, with pay based on highest degree of education an individual has completed. Metro benefits are included. Interns are expected to work in our Washington, D.C. office.

The Sunlight Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Sunlight is a non-partisan organization.

To apply, please send your resume, a statement of interest, a relevant writing sample, and two references to Lee Drutman at, with the word “Research Intern” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.