WPA Intelligence, a large, national Republican opinion research and data science firm is seeking a Research Associate to join our Research Team.

Looking to start a meaningful and impactful career in campaigns and politics? Then this job is for you.


  • Developing survey instruments, sample stratifications, and quantitative and qualitative analysis products;
  • Conducting quantitative analysis using SPSS and/or R statistical packages and other tools;
  • Building data visualizations and graphic representations of data;
  • Writing analysis memos and summaries that provide strategic guidance to clients.


  • Has a passion for politics, policy, campaigns, and elections.
  • College Degree or Equivalent Experience
  • Does not fear numbers or trying new technologies. We love to teach and help you grow your skillset.
  • Working experience with Excel or Powerpoint
  • Can clearly and intelligently communicate him/herself in writing.

Good to Have:

  • Reads poll results and cares about the latest in who’s winning and losing and what issues matter to voters and our clients.
  • Took coursework in two or more of the following: political science, public policy, statistics, computer sciences or programming, sociology, government, international relations, communications, business, economics, or any blended coursework that teaches qualitative and quantitative research concepts.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced office setting with collaboration, debate, and Nerf gun fights.

About WPA:

    We are one of the leading Republican opinion research and data science firms in the country. Our clients include Senators, Governors and numerous Members of the House; and state and local officials across the country. We have offices in Washington, DC; Oklahoma City, OK; Austin, TX; Denver, CO; and Melbourne, FL. This position is located in our Washington, DC office. We operate in a political culture, which can mean long hours and intense stress on occasion but also means a flexible, casual environment and opportunities to expand your skills and responsibilities quickly.
    We value continuous learning and have both a formal political research and data science curriculum that is implemented internally for all analysts and a number of informal opportunities to build your skills and experience.


    This position is an entry level position that typically starts around $40,000 base salary and is commensurate with experience. In addition to your base salary, you’ll be eligible to participate in our bonus pool after each quarter. In addition, WPA pays 60% of your medical, dental and vision insurance. We also offer a retirement 401K match at 4%. Finally, WPA has a flexible time off policy as well as snacks and coffee provided the office.

If you are interested, please email your resume to myelovich@wpaintel.com