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Research Associate
Alexandria, VA

Jones Mandel, a Democratic research firm, is seeking to fill research associate positions in our office in Alexandria, VA.

Researchers will gain valuable experience working for political campaigns and issue-based groups. Our clients range from candidates for U.S. Senate to statewide offices such as Governor and Attorney General.

This work includes analyzing news reports, public records, legislative histories, legal records, business filings and other publicly-accessible information to help inform our clients’ campaign and message strategy. 

This is a campaign cycle position. The role formally concludes at the end of November 2020, though there is a possibility that it may be extended at that time.

Qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated political instincts and interest in politics and campaigns
  • Strong writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to helping elect Democratic candidates
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively

Previous campaign experience is a plus, but not required. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Compensation includes health care benefits, cell phone stipend, commuting stipend, and participation in a 401(k). Our office is located in historic Old Town, a short walk from the King Street Metro Station. 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter using the form below. Resumes will be considered on a rolling basis, and we encourage interested parties to apply now. 

All follow-up will be conducted by email – no phone calls.


Jones Mandel has more than 50 years of combined experience providing high-quality, customized research and competitive intelligence, as well as unmatched client services. We work at the federal, state and local level and have been honored to work with the country’s top political leaders, including President Barack Obama, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Governors Association.

Jobs Submission Form

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