Careers

Do the possibilities presented by an innovative, open, and free Internet inspire you? Do you find yourself engaged in passionate discussions about privacy policies? Are you yearning to put your expertise to work on Internet neutrality legislation? If so, you might be a great fit for our team. View our open opportunities.


Communications Intern, Spring 2017

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is seeking a communications intern for Spring 2017.

About CDT

CDT is a leading nonprofit public interest organization, working at the cutting edge of digital rights policy. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT engages in a variety of strategies to enhance free expression and privacy, including advocacy, public education, and research. CDT works on legislation, participates in agency rule-makings, engages in litigation, and fosters consensus-building among public interest and private sector stakeholders. CDT in headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit our About page.

Responsibilities

Communications interns have the opportunity to work directly on executing CDT’s strategic communications efforts. They will delve into a range of technology policy topics, familiarize themselves with communications best practices and tools, work with multimedia, and attend and assist with relevant events.

This position will be part-time, 16-20 hours a week, for the spring of 2017 in our Washington, D.C. office.

Qualifications

The ideal intern will have a strong interest in communicating complex policy issues and possess strong writing abilities. Interest in internet & technology policy is a huge plus, as is knowledge of the D.C. media landscape, web platforms, social media and any photo or video editing experience.

CDT is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

Compensation

The position is unpaid, however the experience is priceless!

To Apply

Interested candidate should send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Elizabeth Seeger at [email protected] Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Policy Counsel, Open Internet Project

The Center for Democracy & Technology seeks an experienced lawyer or policy professional to serve on as counsel to its project on the open internet. The position offers an exciting opportunity to help define and execute a strategy to shape law, public policy, and corporate practices on key issues of the digital age.  Specific substantive areas of focus will depend on the candidate selected, but successful candidates will have experience with net neutrality, digital copyright, cybersecurity research, trade policy, and/or other intellectual property and telecommunications issues.

About CDT

CDT is a leading nonprofit public interest organization, working at the cutting edge of digital rights policy. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT engages in a variety of strategies to enhance free expression and privacy, including advocacy, public education, and research. CDT works on legislation, participates in agency rule-makings, engages in litigation, and fosters consensus-building among public interest and private sector stakeholders. CDT in headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit our About page.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Policy Counsel of CDT’s project on the open internet include:

Qualifications

An ideal candidate would have:

The position offers substantial autonomy and opportunity for thought leadership and professional development within a supportive team environment.

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience and is competitive with public interest and government pay scales. CDT also offers excellent benefits, including health care and dental coverage, retirement plan and generous vacation and parental leave.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, along with a resume, to [email protected]. Deadline: Open until filled.


Accountant

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is seeking an Accountant to support the Chief Operating Officer in carrying out the financial responsibilities of the operations team.

About CDT

CDT is a leading nonprofit public interest organization, working at the cutting edge of digital rights policy. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT engages in a variety of strategies to enhance free expression and privacy, including advocacy, public education, and research. CDT works on legislation, participates in agency rule-makings, engages in litigation, and fosters consensus-building among public interest and private sector stakeholders. CDT in headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit our About page.

Responsibilities

Qualifications

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience and is competitive with public interest and government pay scales. CDT provides a generous benefits package that includes health care and dental coverage, a retirement plan, paid vacation, sick days, and parental leave.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].


Law, Policy & Technologist Intern, Summer 2017

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is currently accepting applications for unpaid internships in Summer 2017. College and law school students, recent graduates, and graduate students with an interest in internet and technology policy, human rights, and/or civil liberties are invited to apply.

Summer interns work closely with CDT policy experts, technologists, and attorneys on an array of civil liberties and international human rights issues related to technology and the internet, including online free expression, electronic surveillance, digital copyright, cybersecurity, internet governance, and consumer privacy.

We accept applications for three types of internships: legal, policy analysis, and technologist internships. Responsibilities and requirements for these positions are described below.

About CDT

CDT is a leading nonprofit public interest organization, working at the cutting edge of digital rights policy. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT engages in a variety of strategies to enhance free expression and privacy, including advocacy, public education, and research. CDT works on legislation, participates in agency rule-makings, engages in litigation, and fosters consensus-building among public interest and private sector stakeholders. CDT in headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit our About page.

Responsibilities

In a typical summer, we usually host three to five legal interns, and one to three non-legal interns.

Qualifications

Students from all majors and degree programs are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have an interest in internet and technology policy, civil liberties and/or human rights law, strong research and writing skills, the ability to take initiative and prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced office environment, and a strong academic record.

CDT is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

Compensation

Internships are unpaid; we encourage applicants to explore public interest funding that may be available through their schools, the Google Policy Fellowship and foundations such as the Ford Foundation. To secure summer funding, you must submit an application directly to CDT in addition to any school or foundation application processes.

To Apply

Please use the form below to submit your cover letter explaining your interest in interning at CDT, and your current resume. If you would rather send them in a separate email please send them to [email protected] All selected applicants will be interviewed by telephone, during which time we may ask interviewees to submit references or a writing sample.

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Due to the large number of applications, only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Deadlines
We accept applications for summer internships from November 16 to March 15, but applications are considered on a rolling basis, and we may complete our selection process in mid-February or early March.

Please note: We ask that our interns work full-time in our D.C. office for at least 10 weeks during the summer, starting in late May or early June. We recognize that this requirement will usually preclude interns “splitting” their summers between two employers, but have found that a 10-week internship provides the best experience for interns and their supervisors.

Please send any inquiries to [email protected]


The Center for Democracy & Technology is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or physical ability.