Foreign Lobby Watch Data Assistant

Center for Responsive Politics
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Mar 30

Position description

The Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C., has a job opening for an entry-level researcher to work on Department of Justice (DoJ) data on the political activities in the US of foreign governments. This researcher will be working with a Senior Researcher to implement our expanded Foreign Lobby Watch investigation of Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) filings, funded by The Democracy Fund.

Specifically, this researcher will:

  • Process, monitor, and run quality control on large sets of DoJ FARA documents
  • Review reports and accurately enter relevant information into our databases
  • Provide data support to our communications team and occasional content for the OpenSecrets Blog


Qualified candidates must be committed to serving the public interest in a nonpartisan manner and have a solid understanding of American government, preferably with specific knowledge of federal elections, politics, and campaign finance, and have experience working with large sets of data. Ideal candidates will be familiar with Microsoft Access or SQL databases or have journalism experience. Candidate should be a team player, detail-oriented and able to accurately transcribe information, and have strong organizational skills.

The Center is an equal opportunity employer, and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a full time, temporary position expected to last 10-12 weeks.

Application instructions

Email résumé and cover letter to [email protected], subject: "Foreign Lobby Watch Data Assistant." Please send cover letter and résumé as attachments only, not in the text of the e-mail. Due to the volume of applications we receive we will only be contacting those selected for an interview.

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