CURRENT OPENINGS:

 

 


Staff Counsel, Public Advocacy

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) seeks a passionate and creative lawyer with a mix of public advocacy, policy, 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 action to demand an end to legal and ethical violations and a return to an ethical and lawful government.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the attorneys leading CREW’s board and other high-profile partners as they publicly promote ethics in government and reduce the influence of money in politics.
  • Conduct original legal research and writing, draft op-eds, white papers and other publications, and coordinate between board members, CREW staff, and outside partners.
  • Develop advocacy and educational materials that will empower members of Congress, CREW’s supporters, and the public to make policy changes that will make government more ethical and accountable.
  • Serve as a primary contact for coalition-building activities, engaging with congressional staff and organizations across the political spectrum and across the country.
  • Leverage CREW’s legal work, including on issues such as emoluments and ethics violations at the highest levels, for positive policy change.

A great candidate has:

  • J.D. and bar membership (required).
  • 3-8 years of legal experience, which could include a judicial clerkship.
  • Experience and/or significant interest in formulating policy at the federal, state or local level.
  • An interest and/or experience in ethics and money in politics issues.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • The ability to work collaboratively.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including experience writing for legal and non-legal audiences.
  • 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, public advocacy” 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 on 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.

 

 


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.

 

 


Fall 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 fall 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. 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.