CURRENT OPENINGS:

 

Staff Counsel

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) seeks a passionate and creative lawyer with a mix of litigation, policy, management, and/or legislative experience to fill a newly created Staff Counsel position.

CREW is a non-profit dedicated to rooting out government corruption and fighting the influence of money in politics. We need someone who’s quick on their feet, detail-oriented, and cares deeply about having an ethical, accountable government.

As CREW takes legal action to hold the current administration, Congress, and others accountable for conflicts of interest, ethics abuses, and violations of law, you will be on the frontlines of developing policy proposals and taking legal actions to demand an end to legal and ethical violations and a return to an ethical and lawful government.

Responsibilities:

  • Help support the efforts of the attorneys leading CREW’s board and other high-profile partners to publicly advance the issues of promoting ethics in government and reducing the influence of money in politics, including legal research and writing, drafting of publications, and coordination between board members, CREW staff, and outside supporters.
  • Work on a wide variety of CREW’s legal actions, such as litigation, administrative complaints, open records requests, and policy initiatives.
  • Develop advocacy and educational materials that will empower Members of Congress, supporters, and the public to achieve CREW’s policy objectives.
  • Serve as a primary contact for coalition-building activities, engaging with Congressional staff and organizations across the political spectrum and across the country.

A great candidate has:

  • J.D. (required);
  • 3-8 years of legal experience preferred;
  • Experience and/or significant interest in formulating policy at the federal, state or local level;
  • Experience and/or significant interest in pursuit of litigation, potentially including FOIA litigation;
  • An interest in ethics and money in politics issues;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks;
  • The ability to work collaboratively;
  • Great writing and communication skills;
  • Initiative to identify needs, take charge of tasks, and get things done in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please include your last name and “Staff Counsel” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We are only able to respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview. CREW is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in our workplace and in our work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.

 

 

Press Secretary

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) seeks a passionate and aggressive press secretary. As the nation’s leading nonpartisan nonprofit government watchdog, CREW is dedicated to rooting out government corruption and fighting the influence of money in politics through legal action and communications grounded by in-depth research.

As CREW takes bold legal action to hold the current administration, Congress and others accountable for conflicts of interest, ethics abuses and violations of the law, you will be on the front lines of getting CREW’s work and message to the American public.

If you were working with us, here are some of the things you would have done recently:  

  • Served as an on the record spokesperson
  • Drafted and edited press releases, blog posts, op-eds and email updates
  • Coordinated interviews for CREW’s executive director, board and team of experts
  • Built and managed targeted press lists
  • Developed and pitched story ideas and CREW’s original research
  • Assisted the communications director in forming and executing CREW’s communications plan

A great candidate has:

  • 3-8 years experience, preferably in a nonprofit, campaign or Hill position
  • Minimum 1 year on the record experience
  • Demonstrated experience and success with pitching media
  • The ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • An interest in government ethics and money in politics issues

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please include your last name and “Press Secretary” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We are only able to respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview. CREW is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in our workplace and in our work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.

 

 

Research Associate

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) seeks an aggressive, detail-oriented research associate. As a nonpartisan nonprofit government watchdog, CREW is dedicated to rooting out government corruption and fighting the influence of money in politics through legal action and bold communications grounded by in-depth research. From tracking conflicts of interest in the executive branch to combing through campaign finance reports to identify potential violations, CREW’s research team is busier than ever. The ideal candidate will be able to make an immediate impact fighting for an ethical, accountable government.

Responsibilities:

  • Research/Investigation: Researchers exhaustively research and investigate government corruption, including reviewing and analyzing government documents, news reports, databases, public information, and other resources.
  • Synthesis: Researchers synthesize information into accurate, concisely written products, and create databases and other online resources for public use.
  • Content Production: Researchers draft blog posts and short reports.
  • Generating Ideas: Researchers generate innovative project ideas and investigative report proposals.
  • Team Support: Researchers collect news clips to distribute internally, fact check blog posts, graphics, and reports, and work with the legal team on preparing lawsuits as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, political science, or related field
  • Outstanding research and analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational abilities
  • Excellent writing, editing, and fact-checking skills
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently
  • Must work well under pressure, adapt to changing situations, and prioritize numerous projects and tasks
  • Must be a self-starter who can recognize emerging trends and generate creative content ideas
  • Journalism experience a plus.

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please include your last name and “Research Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We are only able to respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview. CREW is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in our workplace and in our work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.

 

 

Spring Legal Intern

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is seeking paid legal interns for the spring of 2018. Responsibilities include legal and related research, analyzing emerging issues, and assisting in the preparation of complaints, reports and other written products. Interested applicants must have completed at least one year of law school and must possess strong writing and analytical skills. The legal intern position offers law students an opportunity to participate in a current hot-button issue of great public importance.

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected]Please include your last name and “Spring Legal Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We are only able to respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview. CREW is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in our workplace and in our work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.

 

 

Summer Legal Intern

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is seeking paid legal interns for the summer of 2018. Responsibilities include legal and related research, analyzing emerging issues, and assisting in the preparation of complaints, reports and other written products. Interested applicants must have completed at least one year of law school and must possess strong writing and analytical skills. The legal intern position offers law students an opportunity to participate in a current hot-button issue of great public importance.

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected]Please include your last name and “Summer Legal Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We are only able to respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview. CREW is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in our workplace and in our work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.

 

 

Summer Research Intern

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a nonpartisan legal watchdog group that targets government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests. We use litigation and investigative reports to shine a light on those who betray the public trust.

CREW seeks undergraduate students to serve as research interns during the summer of 2018. Undergraduate research interns will assist with research and operations alongside CREW’s research team. Interns will learn and use various sources of public information to track special interest spending, campaign spending, and political contributions, and will also review lobbying records. Additional duties include distributing news clips internally, drafting content for reports and blogs, and creating datasets. The ideal candidate will be hard-working, enthusiastic, resourceful, detail-oriented, and interested in legal or ethics issues.

How to Apply

Please email a resume, cover letter, and availability to Walker Davis at [email protected]citizensforethics.org. Please place your last name and “Research Intern” in the subject line. The deadline to apply is April 15th, 2018No phone calls, please. We are only able to respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview. CREW is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in our workplace and in our work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.

 

 

Summer Communications Intern

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is seeking a paid communications intern for the summer of 2018. As a nonpartisan nonprofit government watchdog, CREW is dedicated to rooting out government corruption and fighting the influence of money in politics through legal action and bold communications grounded by in-depth research.

The communications intern will assist in gaining coverage of CREW’s fight for an ethical and transparent government, learning how to monitor news and social media stories, create and keep press lists, draft and edit reports, press releases, and blog posts, and develop web content. The ideal candidate will be an undergraduate student who is a strong writer and self-starter with a passion for ethics in government.

How to Apply

Please email a resume, cover letter, and availability to [email protected]. Please place your last name and “Communications Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We are only able to respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview. CREW is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in our workplace and in our work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for the position without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.