Public Affairs Associate

Position Description

The Public Affairs Associate (PAA) is the brand ambassador for MassINC. The position will be filled by a skilled communicator who will utilize their tool box of strong verbal, writing and presentation skills to bring MassINC’s message to elected officials, journalists, donors, prospects and engaged citizens.

Our new PAA will thrive in an entrepreneurial environment that offers the opportunity to grow and make a name for themselves at the intersection of politics and ideas in Massachusetts. Along with strong communication skills, the PAA will be expected to have knowledge of Massachusetts geography and a passion for local politics tempered by respect for the views of others. The PAA must be a team player, able to thrive in a demanding, multi-tasking environment that requires excellent planning skills and a willingness to manage up.


Candidates should have BA or BS and two years of work experience or relevant co-op/ internship experiences. Event management, graphic design, web design, fundraising, public relations, political campaigns, social media, and public policy research and advocacy are all relevant experience. We hope that our new PAA with some of the following: Adobe Illustrator, WordPress, Salesforce, Basic Excel, Constant Contact.

MassINC is a non-profit organization. This is an entry level salaried position and includes a benefits package well beyond industry standard, including competitive health care, 401k match, generous sick and personal time, and paid vacation time. The position offers the opportunity to travel across the Commonwealth and play a fulfilling role in convening and promoting diverse communities and leaders.

All interested candidates please send resume and cover letter to

Research Intern - Summer 2018

Position Description

MassINC’s research program seeks interns to assist with a variety of projects. Undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates may apply. Applications from students working on theses or policy exercises related to MassINC’s current research are especially encouraged. The internship is unpaid. Candidates should have a strong interest in pursuing a career in public policy and some familiarity with MassINC’s core issues. Excellent writing skills are a must, as well as solid research skills, and a strong desire to learn.


Strong interest in public policy and politics is required. Must be able to work independently. This is a part-time internship – we ask for a commitment of 12-20 hours per week.

If you are interested in applying for this position please send a cover letter and your resume to


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