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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.


Law & Policy Intern, Fall 2015

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is currently accepting applications for unpaid, part-time Fall internships from college and law school students, recent graduates, and graduate students with an interest in Internet and technology policy, human rights, and/or civil liberties. CDT typically hires 1-2 interns each Fall semester to work in its Washington, DC office.

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 has offices in Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Brussels. For more information, please visit our About page.

Responsibilities

Law and policy interns work closely with CDT policy experts and attorneys, who cover a wide 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 a range of consumer privacy issues.

The position will be part-time.

Qualifications

Students from all majors and degree programs are encouraged to apply. Fall internship 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. We ask that interns work between 12 and 16 hours per week for at least 10 weeks.

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; we encourage applicants to explore public interest funding that may be available through their schools and nonprofit foundations.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Rita Cant at [email protected] Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Due to the large number of applications, only candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.


Director of Consumer Privacy

The Director of Consumer Privacy is a senior legal or policy professional, responsible for leading and shaping public policy and corporate practices governing the global impact of the internet and connected technologies on consumers. CDT’s Consumer Privacy Project seeks to protect consumers in all aspects of their digital lives through legislation, regulation, sound business practices, consumer education, and privacy by design. Key goals include securing improvements to privacy statutes and regulations, helping corporations improve their stewardship of personal information, providing thought leadership around the impact of new and existing technologies, and working with all parties to execute a shared vision for protecting consumers.

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 has offices in Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Brussels. For more information, please visit our About page.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Director of CDT’s Consumer Privacy Project include:

Qualifications

This position is designed for candidates with significant experience.  An ideal candidate would have:

CDT offers substantial autonomy as well as the opportunity to work collaboratively across a wide variety of internet policy issues.

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, along with a resume  to [email protected] Deadline: Open until filled.


Communications Intern, Fall 2015

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is seeking a communications intern for Fall 2015. CDT is a leading Internet and technology policy and advocacy organization, working on issues that are commanding global attention, including consumer privacy, free expression, security & surveillance, digital copyrights and Internet standards.

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 has offices in Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Brussels. 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 have a hands-on experience in familiarizing themselves with industry best practices and tools, engaging with grassroots partners on communications efforts, writing internal memos and issue briefs, attending events on the Hill, and researching a range of technology policy topics.

This position will be part-time.

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.

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. 


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