CURRENT OPENINGS:

 

 


Policy Associate

 

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) seeks a passionate and creative applicant with a mix of policy experience that could include work in a legislative, nonprofit or other context to fill a newly created Policy Associate position.

CREW is 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, members of Congress, and others accountable for conflicts of interest, ethics abuses, and violations of law, you will use CREW’s expertise and unique voice to develop and advocate for policy change to prevent the erosion of norms and institutions critical to American democracy.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with CREW’s policy director and other CREW staff to set policy priorities;
  • Collaborate with CREW’s legal, research and communications teams to develop and execute advocacy strategies, including through coalition work and lobbying;
  • Leverage CREW’s litigation and legal complaints, including on issues such as emoluments, campaign finance law and ethics violations at the highest levels, for positive policy change.

A great candidate has:

  • 4-8 years of relevant experience; work on Capitol Hill or at a nonprofit with a policy portfolio preferred;
  • Experience and/or significant interest in policy development and advocacy at the federal, state or local level;
  • Interest and/or experience in anti-corruption issues, including government ethics and money in politics issues;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks;
  • The ability to work collaboratively;
  • The 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 “Policy 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.

 

 


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.

 

 


Legal Intern

 

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is seeking paid legal interns for all semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer). 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  the semester for which you are applying, “Legal Intern”, and your last name in the subject line (e.g. Summer Legal Intern Smith) . 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.