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Communications Intern, Summer 2015

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


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.

A minimum of 10 hours a week is required, however we welcome up to 20 hours a week.


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.


The position is unpaid, however the experience is priceless!

To Apply

Interested candidate should send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Nasreen Hosein at 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.