Job Openings

Democracy Forward seeks to build a first-rate, collegial team to carry out its mission. We want to hear from you if you are committed to the rule of law and want the opportunity to create an inclusive and energetic office culture.

Democracy Forward provides a competitive compensation and benefits package. Democracy Forward is an equal opportunity employer: women, minorities, members of the LGBT community, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Please note that all lawyer positions require a law degree and active membership in the bar of a state or the District of Columbia.

Fall Legal Intern

Legal interns will assist Democracy Forward litigators with every aspect of our work: collaborating with other legal organizations, developing cases, preparing legal briefs and other filings, assisting with oral argument preparation, and coordinating with our policy, research, and communications teams on any number of matters.

Research Director

The Democracy Forward Foundation (DFF) scrutinizes Executive Branch activity across policy areas, challenges unlawful actions through litigation, and educates the public about improper government activity. The Research Director supports this mission by helping uncover examples of such illegal activity, supporting DFF’s litigation with fact-based research and vetting, and providing a research-based perspective on potential litigation undertaken by DFF.

Research Analyst

Democracy Forward has an opening for a researcher to join its mission in identifying, exposing and challenging unlawful Executive Branch activity. The position will help monitor Executive Branch actions for potential legal actions, as well as develop thematic research for use by the communications team. The ideal candidate will enjoy digging into Executive Branch actions and combing through public records to unearth connections that build compelling narratives. The ability to quickly distill raw research into understandable products is crucial. Read more.

Deputy Press Secretary

Democracy Forward seeks a motivated, creative individual with sharp press skills to help drive our work in the media and support the communications team. You’ll be an integral part of DF’s communications team and work with every part of the organization to craft a compelling, relatable, and mission-oriented message. We have an aggressive communications team and are looking for someone ready to hit the ground running. This role will interact directly with reporters on a daily basis and have ample room to grow. Read more.


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