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.


Chief Technologist

The Center for Democracy & Technology is seeking a Chief Technologist to work in support of CDT’s mission. CDT’s Chief Technologist role is a unique and exciting opportunity to help shape public policy, technical standards, and decision-making on important issues of the digital age. The Chief Technologist reports to the Vice President for Policy, is the Director of CDT’s Internet Architecture project, and works collaboratively with CDT’s other project teams and staff, in addition to managing the work of CDT’s technologists. 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.

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:

The Chief Technologist is a director-level position with significant management, strategic, and fundraising responsibilities in addition to individual contributions to CDT’s work. The Internet Architecture team supports CDT’s work on issues that include consumer privacy, net neutrality, internet openness, government surveillance, cybersecurity and internet architecture, and must have an in-depth understanding of the connection between technology design and policy.

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

Qualifications

Applicants must:

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, Fall 2019

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is seeking a communications intern for Spring 2019.

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 fall of 2019 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 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.