Political & Research Fellowship

Position Summary

Fellows assist our analysts in producing strategic, high-level political and opposition research to support Blue Compass’s comprehensive state reports, research products, and an array of clients in the progressive community.


  • Monitoring and clipping press coverage about clients, issue campaigns, and key legislative and political campaign developments.

  • Collecting data and information for key states including: polling data, election results, candidate information, campaign finance data, legislative partisan control, ballot initiatives, and filing deadlines/qualifications.

  • Fact-checking reports and memos.

  • Writing briefings, blog posts, and other materials on research findings.

  • Assisting in the vetting of political candidates, corporations, and spokespeople.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent research and writing skills

  • High proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

  • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively

  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of our fast-paced team

Preferred, but not required

  • Previous campaign or labor experience

  • Familiarity with digital media

  • Knowledge of Catalist

  • Knowledge of LexisNexis, campaign finance reporting, and media monitoring

Please note the fellowship is a paid position and requires a commitment of 20-25 hours per week. This position is located in our Washington, DC office.

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@bluecompassstrategies.com and specify “Political & Research Fellowship” in the subject line. Please also specify where you saw this posting.

Blue Compass Strategies is committed to a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.