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, Individual Giving

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is seeking a full-time Development Manager to build and sustain an Individual Giving program at the organization. The position will oversee the day-to-day identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects.

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]


Summer 2019 Policy, Legal, and Technologist Internships

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is currently accepting applications for internships in Summer 2019. 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. We are not accepting current undergraduate students for the policy and legal internships. Please see our other internship opportunities if you are an undergraduate student and are interested in interning with us. 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

Interns receive modest weekly stipends. 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

We accept applications for summer internships starting in October of 2018 but applications are considered on a rolling basis. We will not do initial interviews until February/March of 2019, so do not expect to hear from us until then. If you have a pressing issue with this timeline, please contact us.

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 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]

Please attach your resume and cover letter:

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All selected applicants will be interviewed by telephone, during which time we may ask interviewees to submit references or a writing sample.

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


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.