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Research Assistant

Reproductive Freedom for All

Reproductive Freedom for All

50,000 USD per year
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023

About NARAL Pro-Choice America

For more than 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and postpartum care, and paid family leave—for everybody. We are powered by our more than 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who believe every person should have the freedom to make the best decision for themselves about if, when, and how to raise a family.

NARAL Pro-Choice America centers diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our organization and our work. Continuously learning from our history, we hold ourselves accountable to achieve reproductive freedom with equitable access for every body. As the oldest and largest national membership organization primarily focused on advocating for abortion access, we organize and mobilize, galvanizing millions of people to take action to defend reproductive freedom, and shining a spotlight of accountability on bad actors who work to impose their ideological agenda on others. We also work to elect champions for reproductive freedom and advance state and federal legislation to safeguard it. For more information on NARAL Pro-Choice America, please visit our website.

NARAL Pro-Choice America seeks Research Assistant

About the Role:

The Research Assistant position is focused on creating and coordinating research projects that study the anti-abortion movement’s policy and political strategies as well as key actors. The Research Assistant will be responsible for conducting long-term and rapid-response research projects on the anti-choice movement, monitoring anti-choice media, and translating research into memos and other compelling products.

The ideal candidate would demonstrate commitment to NARAL Pro-Choice America’s work to protect and advance reproductive freedom, have strong writing and research skills, and be able to analyze and summarize information in a concise manner. They would also demonstrate commitment to contributing to a workplace environment in which diversity is valued and supported as well as an ability to handle sensitive content and difficult topics with a collaborative attitude and collegial approach.

The goal of the work of this position is to assist the Research Team in informing NARAL’s campaigns and communications and exposing anti-abortion extremism. The Research Assistant will aim to identify new research opportunities, execute projects, and proactively update NARAL’s existing research to ensure the most accurate, actionable intelligence is available.


Location: Remote

Reports to: Research Manager

This Position is: Temporary (until November 2024), full time, non-exempt, non-union

Salary: $50,000


  • Support the Research Department in creating, organizing, and disseminating opposition research and research on anti-choice disinformation;
  • Monitor media and social media coverage of key opposition actors and anti-abortion elected officials, providing analysis on key narratives surrounding policy and political developments;
  • Assist with the development of long-term and rapid-response research products on key anti-choice actors and disinformation narratives for internal stakeholders, coalition partners, and the media;
  • Respond to research, vetting, and fact-checking requests from across NARAL departments, including providing opposition research for coordinated election work;
  • Work to center the impacts of anti-abortion strategies and policies on the communities most harmed, especially those who are already marginalized at every turn by our systems and institutions, in the Research Department’s analysis;
  • Identify new research opportunities, execute projects, and proactively update NARAL’s existing research to ensure the most accurate, actionable intelligence is available; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications (Required)

  • Some relevant work experience;
  • Strong writing and research skills;
  • Ability to analyze complex information and summarize information concisely;
  • Commitment to NARAL Pro-Choice America’s goal of protecting reproductive freedom and ensuring every person is able to make their own decisions about pregnancy and abortion.
  • Demonstrated commitment to NARAL’s values of working collaboratively, in transparency, and embedding equity in all of our work
  • Ability to handle sensitive content and approach difficult topics collegially and with a collaborative attitude.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment while simultaneously managing both rapid-response and long-term projects;
  • Demonstrated commitment to contributing to a workplace environment in which diversity is valued and supported, and inclusion is expected.

NARAL Pro-Choice America does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or political affiliation.

Candidates with backgrounds, identities, and experiences that are historically underrepresented in reproductive freedom non-profits are encouraged to apply.

Reproductive Freedom for All is an equal opportunity employer.