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Data Acquisition Intern

Progressive Data Jobs

Progressive Data Jobs

Posted on Monday, April 22, 2024

Position Summary

Term: Through November 5, 2024

Location: Remote

Salary: $15-$20/hr, depending on experience

Hours: Variable week to week, but always under 40 hrs/week

Job Description:

A TargetSmart Data Acquisition Intern provides research, locates, and acquires public and proprietary data sources, and ultimately assists in the ingestion and initial preparation of new data sources. The Data Acquisition Intern works as a member of the Data Team to ensure that we acquire the best source data for our products. The Data Acquisition Intern works with the Data Acquisition Manager and Data Build Managers to communicate data source details and timelines for acquisition, and ensure deadlines are met. The Data Acquisition Intern will share source data details and assist in the ingestion and initial preparation of new data sources. Maintains relationships with source data providers and documents all details regarding acquisition processes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure on-time delivery of designated information requests
  • Manages time effectively to meet deadlines
  • Submits, documents, tracks and monitors acquisition requests
  • Verifies and documents the validity of all data sources
  • Documents all data source details relevant to ingestion and usage
  • Fulfills TargetSmart documentation requirements
  • Estimates costs and timelines of acquisition projects
  • Monitors all recurring acquisition processes and communicates issues to appropriate team members
  • Professionally communicates internally and externally with stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Attends all client and internal meetings and conference calls as needed.
  • Is available via email/phone during various business hours, as needed, across time zones (M-F).


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Troubleshooting/problem-solving experience
  • Technical aptitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Solid communication skills
  • Experience with MS Excel

Nice to Have Skills:

  • Experience working with relational databases / SQL
  • Alteryx
  • Python
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field
  • Experience working with political data


About TargetSmart Communications

TargetSmart is a leading provider of political data and technology that enables campaigns and organizations to successfully communicate with large audiences, personalize outreach, and create lasting relationships. Our superior politically-focused, consultative approach combines consumer data, databases, data integration and consulting solutions for personalized multichannel marketing strategies. TargetSmart leverages over 25 years of experience in data management to deliver high-performance, reliable data products and solutions.

TargetSmart Culture

TargetSmart thrives on a unique atmosphere and culture. Our professionals, at all levels, work primarily as virtual teams spread across the country. We encourage remote working and provide the necessary technology to facilitate it. We also foster an open environment (virtually, of course) where team members seek input from and are encouraged to collaborate and exchange ideas with their colleagues at all levels of the company. We decentralize decision-making wherever possible and put authority where the knowledge is. It’s our belief that this creates an atmosphere of respect and integrity where we all work together toward common goals. We believe that a diverse, inclusive staff is a fundamental strength. We’re committed to hiring people of all races, ethnicities, religions, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and members of untapped groups are welcome on our teams.