Political Research Associates

Mission: 

Political Research Associates is a social justice think tank devoted to supporting movements that are building a more just and inclusive democratic society. We expose movements, institutions, and ideologies that undermine human rights. Since 1981, Political Research Associates (PRA) has produced investigative research and analysis on the U.S. Right to support social justice advocates and defend human rights. PRA holds a unique position in studying the entire spectrum of the U.S. Right's secular, religious, economic, and xenophobic including its influence both domestically and overseas. Our thirty years of expertise helps journalists, advocates, educators, scholars, and the public to understand and challenge the right-wing. PRA produces investigative reports, articles, and activist resource kits; publishes the quarterly magazine The Public Eye; advises policy makers and social justice advocates; and offers expert commentary for media outlets. Our core issue areas span reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, racial/immigrant justice, civil liberties, and economic justice.

Category: 

  • Legal and Public Policy

Internship description: 

Whether through its hard-hitting reports and investigative long-form writing, or its analytical, web-exclusive articles and insightful daily blog posts, Political Research Associates is committed to holding those on the Right who seek to undermine social justice and human rights accountable. Our research and analysis helps inform the struggles of social justice advocates and works for a better, more just society. The RRASC intern will help in investigating a variety of right-wing movements and institutions and in producing The Public Eye magazine--with a particular focus on reproductive justice. Responsibilities may include: extensive web, library, or phone research; proofreading and fact checking; meeting and coordinating with researchers and analysts; and other assistance with design and layout of the magazine. Additionally, interns may also contribute original posts to the Eyes Right Blog and help keep the blog updated with daily content. RRASC interns will also work on developing and implementing their own, independent research and writing projects under the guidance of the intern supervisor and/or other staff and fellows.

Internship skills needed: 

Excellent written communications, editing and proofreading skills; experience in journalism or research; detail-oriented; able to work on short and long-term projects; ability to work independently and as part of a team; interest in progressive activism; commitment to reproductive justice, self-motivation and initiative.

Languages required: 

Strong written communication skills in English.

Location: 

  • Boston, MA

How to find us: 

We are located near Teele Square in Somerville, MA. Our office is a 15 minute walk from the Davis Sq. Red Line subway stop. We are about a mile away from Tufts, so fortunately much of the summer housing in the area is student sublets.

Work hours: 

9-5, flexible

Dress code: 

Casual

Office building accessibility: 

Accessible

How many people work at the organization: 

8-10 staff members

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Yes

Internship dates: 

Flexible

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