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.


Development Manager

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is seeking a full-time development manager to support the fundraising and relationship management efforts of the organization. The position will oversee the day-to-day communications with and stewardship of donors and prospects, as well as manage the internal functions associated with donor outreach, cultivation, and stewardship.

CDT offers the opportunity to work collaboratively across a wide variety of tech policy issues and gain experience working with corporate, foundation, and individual donor platforms. This is a growth opportunity for a highly organized, detail-oriented, development professional seeking to work on a broad range of projects.

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

This position reports to the Director of Development. Responsibilities include:

Qualifications

Applicants must have:

Additional qualifications may include:

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience and is competitive within the nonprofit space. 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 a resume to [email protected]


Staff Technologist

The Center for Democracy & Technology is seeking a full-time Staff Technologist to work in support of CDT’s Internet civil liberties mission. The job offers an exciting opportunity to help shape public policy, technical standards, and decision-making on important issues of the digital age. The role will have a special focus on student privacy and education technology. The Staff Technologist will report to the Chief Technologist and work collaboratively with CDT’s project teams. This position will be located in CDT’s Washington, DC office
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CDT offers substantial autonomy as well as the opportunity to work collaboratively across a wide variety of tech policy issues.

Given the importance of diverse perspectives in representing the public interest in technology policy, we also encourage candidates who explicitly seek to increase underrepresented groups in technology through their work.

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 Staff Technologist will have a special focus on education technology and the use of data collected from students but will support CDT’s work on issues that include consumer privacy, net neutrality, Internet openness, national security, cybersecurity and Internet architecture, with the expectation that the technologist will develop an in-depth understanding of the connection between technology design and policy.

Qualifications

Applicants must have:

Additional qualifications may include:

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 a resume to [email protected]


Research and Communications Associate, Privacy & Data Team

The Center for Democracy & Technology is seeking a full-time research and communications associate to support the privacy team. The position will have a special focus on student and educational privacy issues. In addition to research on privacy-related topics, the role will include planning workshops and developing messaging and other communications-oriented documents.

CDT works to develop and promote policies that protect personal privacy in an era of increased data collection and use. We advocate for better privacy laws and improved commercial practices to allow for beneficial uses of information while respecting individual rights.

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

Responsibilities include:

Qualifications

Applicants must have:

Additional qualifications may include:

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 a resume to [email protected]


Senior Fellow, Student Privacy

The Center for Democracy & Technology is seeking an experienced advocate to lead an exciting initiative on student privacy. The Senior Fellow, Student Privacy will be responsible for planning, tracking and implementing all aspects of the project, from strategy to execution

CDT works to develop and promote policies that protect personal privacy in an era of increased data collection and use. We advocate for better privacy laws and improved commercial practices to allow for beneficial uses of information while respecting individual rights.

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

Responsibilities include:

Qualifications

Applicants must have:

Additional qualifications may include:

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 a resume to [email protected]


Communications Intern, Summer 2018

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is seeking a communications intern for Summer 2018.

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 full-time for the summer 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

CDT offers a small stipend for full-time interns.

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 identity or expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or physical ability.