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Research Analyst, Governance Program

BPC is a non-profit organization that combines the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. BPC drives principled and politically viable policy solutions through the power of rigorous analysis, painstaking negotiation, and aggressive advocacy.

As the only Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both ends of the political spectrum. We are currently focused on health, energy, the economy, housing, immigration, infrastructure, and governance.

It is critical to America’s future to understand and bolster the current state of our democracy, strengthen the capacity of its governing institutions, and build a Congress that is responsive to a diverse nation.  The Governance Program teams examine trends and advance ideas for reform in areas from election administration, campaigning, and voting to the inner workings of our government.

The Bipartisan Policy Center has an immediate opening for a research analyst serving the Governance Program.


  • Conduct independent, qualitative and quantitative research to support project policy work and gain substantive knowledge for the Elections Project and Congress Project
  • Specific workflows will include task forces exploring ways to improve the voting experience, efforts to bolster U.S. election legitimacy, and research and policy development to reform Congress and encourage a better functioning legislative process
  • Assist policy teams with research for and drafting of written materials including blogs, issue briefs, white papers, policy memos, and reports
  • Attend internal project meetings as requested; prepare pre-meeting and post meetings notes and memorandum
  • Attend external meetings, hearings, and other events; take notes; identify important take-aways and information to be share with project teams
  • Work with the project associate and events team to plan and execute internal and external events
  • Assist with the development of podcasts, videos, social media content and other communications activities
  • Track project outcomes and successes for impact statements and project reports
  • Assist with selection of and management of interns
  • Contact management and data entry
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 2 years of relevant experience preferred or relevant Advanced Degree and no experience
  • Strong research, data collection, analysis, and writing skills
  • Quantitative analysis and programming skills a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and projects at once
  • Works well independently, and as part of a team
  • Passion for democratic institutions including voting, elections, and Congress
  • Preference given to candidates with demonstrated understanding of experience in U.S. election administration, electoral legitimacy, and/or Congressional process and procedure

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, and references to [email protected]. Please be sure to include the title of this job, Research Analyst, Governance Program, in the subject line of your email.

BPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.