The most impactful Republican polling and analytics firms in the nation is seeking a top talent to join our research team as a Research Associate.

Ideal candidates must have a love for politics, be competitive, have a logical thought process that solves problems, skillful in using Microsoft Office, and be willing to arrive early and stay late. Must be resilient because of the win or lose nature of politics.

At WPA Intelligence, we love winning campaigns but hate losing even more and have a track record for success. If this is you and you want to have an impact on the direction of our country, then reach out to Trevor Smith at

This position is a great doorway into politics and to begin your career or change its trajectory. This is a rewarding career because you will assist with projects at every level of politics and have a front seat to the American electorate unmatched by any media outlet or social media platform. Your role would include but not limited to:

  • Develop survey instruments and analytics scripts,
  • Proof for grammar and data inaccuracies,
  • Build data charts and tables,
  • Produce presentations and memos using PowerPoint, Excel, and SPSS (SPSS knowledge not required but you will learn it)
  • All in an effort to give clients a competitive edge over their opponent (s);


  • Has a passion for Republican politics, campaigning, and winning elections;
  • College Degree or Equivalent Experience,
  • Attention to Detail,
  • Ability to Multi-Task,
  • Working experience with Microsoft Office such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Does not fear numbers or trying new technologies. We love to teach and help you grow your skillset;
  • Can clearly and intelligently communicate him/herself in writing,
  • And most importantly: to have a strong desire in being instrumental, big or small, in shaping our country through the conservative political movement.

Should have:

  • Strong math skills;
  • Be organized, and have a track record of competitiveness and/or winning whether in politics, sports, or the spelling bee;
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced office setting with collaboration, debate, and Nerf gun fights.

Good to Have:

  • Working knowledge of statistical packages such as SPSS or R will put you ahead of the pack. A willingness and desire to learn will put you ahead just as much.
  • 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.
  • Coding languages such as R, Stata, Python, and SQL.

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 will receive a quarterly incentive based on the company’s success that quarter. 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.