Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) seeks a Program Associate to support our growing policy, engagement and partnerships (PEP) work. This is an entry-level position that is ideal for a recent graduate or young professional with 1-3 years of professional experience who is looking to gain experience at the intersection of technology policy and human rights.
As Program Associate, you will support RDR’s U.S. and international policy work, engagement with companies and investors, and partnerships with civil society organizations by monitoring news and policy developments related to digital rights and technology policy, drafting internal memos on emerging issues, and maintaining various internal knowledge management resources related to RDR’s work. You will help organize webinars and other online convenings, and contribute to data collection, analysis, and production of the RDR Corporate Accountability Index and other RDR outputs. You will also provide administrative support to RDR’s PEP team as needed.
RDR works to promote freedom of expression and privacy on the internet by creating global standards and incentives for companies to respect and protect users' rights. We do this by ranking the world's most powerful digital platforms and telecommunications companies on relevant commitments and policies, based on international human rights standards. We work with companies as well as advocates, researchers, investors, and policymakers to establish and advance global standards for corporate accountability.
Ranking Digital Rights is an independent program at New America, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States. RDR is a globally distributed team, with staff working from the Washington, D.C. area, New York City, Berlin, Buenos Aires, and other locations. This is a fully remote position open to individuals with U.S. work authorization who are located within one time zone of Eastern Standard Time (i.e., Atlantic, Eastern, or Central time zones). The Program Associate reports to the RDR Senior Policy and Partnerships Manager, and works in close coordination with the Company & Investor Engagement Manager, Global Partnerships Manager, and other staff.
Ideal candidates for this position will possess the following characteristics:
Other desirable qualifications:
This position requires completing work at a computer and a reliable high-speed internet connection.
This is a full-time position with a budgeted salary of $50-60K annually, depending on experience, plus a generous benefits package. Must have current U.S. work authorization.
How to apply:
To apply, please submit a resume, one-page cover letter, and a brief (no more than three pages) writing sample. We will consider applications on a rolling basis; priority consideration will be given to those who submit their applications by September 12, 2021.
Please No Phone Calls, No Emails
Please submit your application through the New America portal. We are not able to respond to phone calls or emails.
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