Social Policy & Politics Intern

Job description

Third Way's Political Team is looking for a smart, creative, and enthusiastic person to work side-by-side with Third Way staff to help track and research the 2018 midterm elections. This is a PAID internship and a great opportunity for someone wanting to get more involved in political research.



Interns are an integral part of our team, and they work on a variety of tasks that are critical to our strategy, including:


  • Research & Writing: This intern will conduct research on congressional and gubernatorial campaigns during the 2018 midterms to help see what issues Democratic candidates are supporting and championing and write reports and analysis on these topics to advise staff throughout Third Way.
  • Verbal Communication: This position will interact frequently with Third Way’s politics team and leadership, making an ability to convey information concisely and cogently in person a priority.


  • Must be able to work onsite in our office located in Washington, DC.
  • Current college or graduate students or recent graduates preferred, but not required.
  • Be able to work part-time for around 15-20 hours a week. The internship will last from September 2018 to December 2018.
  • Candidates must have an interest in and knowledge of the intersection of public policy and national politics.
  • Research skills: we're looking for someone who is a whiz on the Internet—checking quotes, chasing down facts, digging up poll results and election returns, with an ability to distinguish between reliable and unreliable sources.
  • Ability to prioritize/handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines;
  • Strong computer skills, with excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Our Culture:

In the Third Way Culture, we are looking for…

  • Self-starters: People who see and seize opportunities, take risks, learn from failure, and will bring a sustained passion for our mission.
  • Collaborators: People who work in teams—sharing ideas, brainstorming, co-authoring products, and advancing its shared priorities.
  • Creators: People who fosters divergent thinking; that aren’t afraid to take on the orthodoxies of the left or the right. Team members come up with original insights, find unique ways to look at data, and challenge their preconceptions.
  • Results-oriented: People who function with an organizational commitment to clear objectives, ambitious timelines, accountability for results, and a focus on impact.