Research Assistant

Research Assistant

Research Assistant 150 150
Everytown for Gun Safety
July 30, 2021
New York
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Kaye Brown


Everytown for Gun Safety, the nation’s largest gun violence prevention advocacy group, is seeking a Research Assistant. The Research Department studies how gun violence occurs in America and identifies the best policies and interventions to prevent and address it. In this role, the Research Assistant will contribute to research, analysis, and data tracking on the various types of gun violence, how it impacts diverse communities, and it's root causes and solutions.


  • Assist with research to support Everytown’s advocacy campaigns and to ensure the development of analytically rigorous and credible research materials for use by Everytown’s grassroots movement (Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action), the media, and the broader public
  • Contribute to drafts of analytically rigorous and credible research materials, including reports, factsheets, and media releases for a wide range of audiences
  • Interact regularly with Everytown staff across all departments to ensure effective coordination and delivery of research in keeping with the organization’s focus on evidence-based solutions to gun violence in America
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director, critically analyze new research, and conduct and write literature reviews on gun violence prevention in the US
  • Collect, clean and conduct basic data analysis of gun violence-related datasets
  • Track and record shootings as they relate to Research Department databases
  • Support the Research department with day-to-day strategies


  • Bachelor's degree and minimum one year of full-time work experience
  • Comfortable assessing, critically analyzing, and summarizing social science research articles
  • A demonstrated ability to write very well
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to a fast-paced, high-intensity environment
  • Excellent judgment and communication skills
  • Excel experience required, and experience with at least one statistical or data visualization software (e.g., STATA, R, SPSS, Tableau) preferred

*A writing sample will be required as part of the application.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Everytown for Gun Safety provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. A diverse workforce and open culture is at the heart of our organization and vital to our success.

How To Apply

Please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter using the available link