Fact-checkers are persistent, resourceful individuals who aren’t afraid to ask tough questions to Student Government officials. They initiate contact with elected and appointed officials and follow-up on those contacts in search of the truth. They value integrity of data and uphold the Center’s mission in seeking out strong evidence to base analysis on. The ideal candidate keeps careful notes of conversations with government members and reports to Program Analysts or other researchers who are depending on the fact-checker’s information.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Working collaboratively with Program Analysts to ensure all published materials are accurate and up to date

  • Frequent communication with Student Government officers, both written and face-to-face

  • Conducting background research for reports being written by Analysts and Fellows

Necessary Characteristics

  • Strong fact-finding and research skills

  • Ability to act in a professional and polite manner while seeking information that may be difficult to obtain