CURRENT OPENINGS:

 

Staff Counsel 

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), seeks a passionate and creative lawyer with some 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 are looking for an attorney, preferably with some managerial experience, to help us build a better Washington. We need someone who’s quick on their feet, detail-oriented, and cares deeply about having an ethical, accountable government.

Responsibilities:

  • As CREW takes legal action to hold the new administration and others accountable for conflicts of interest, ethics abuses, and violations of law, law firms and talented lawyers across the country, with specialties including civil litigation and FOIA, are volunteering to help with this effort. In this position, you will help develop CREW’s approach for utilizing these volunteers, work with other CREW attorneys and staff to formulate projects, and assign and coordinate their work.
  • You will help support the efforts of attorneys leading CREW’s board and other high-profile supporters to publicly advance the issues of promoting ethics in government and reducing the improper influence of money in politics. This will include legal research and writing, drafting of publications, and coordination between board members, CREW staff, and outside supporters.
  • You also will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of CREW’s legal actions, such as litigation, administrative complaints, open records requests, and policy initiatives.

A great candidate has:

  • J.D. (required);
  • A minimum of 3 years legal experience;
  • Self-starter interested in helping build, activate, and manage a national network of pro-bono attorneys;
  • 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.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please place your name and “Staff Counsel Application” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note that we can only respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview.

Please, no phone calls.

CREW offers competitive pay and excellent benefits. CREW is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Research Associate 

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) seeks an aggressive, detail-oriented research associate.  As a nonpartisan non-profit 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 the conflicts of interest of the new administration to combing through campaign finance reports to identify legal and ethical 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 and extracting all relevant information.
  • Synthesis: Researchers synthesize information into accurate, concise written reports for the media and the public and create databases and online resources for public use.
  • Producing Reports: Researchers draft blog posts, press releases, and brief reports for distribution, and edit and fact check reports.
  • Generating ideas: Researchers generate innovative project ideas and investigative report proposals.
  • Team support: Researchers collect news clips to distribute internally 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 skill
  • Ability to work 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 place your name and “Research Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls please. We can respond only to candidates whom we are contacting for an interview. CREW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


Business Research Associate

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) seeks an aggressive, detail-oriented research associate to focus on business investigations and corporate accountability.  As a nonpartisan non-profit 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 the conflicts of interest of the new administration to combing through campaign finance reports to identify legal and ethical violations, CREW’s research team is busier than ever. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the business world and experience researching corporations.

Responsibilities:

  • Research/Investigation: Researchers exhaustively research and investigate government corruption, business influence, and conflicts of interest, including reviewing and analyzing government documents, corporate records, news reports, databases, public information and other resources and extracting all relevant information.
  • Synthesis: Researchers synthesize information into accurate, concise written reports for the media and the public and create databases and online resources for public use.
  • Producing Reports: Researchers draft blog posts, press releases, and brief reports for distribution, and edit and fact check reports.
  • Generating ideas: Researchers generate innovative project ideas and investigative report proposals.
  • Team support: Researchers collect news clips to distribute internally 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
  • Knowledge of and experience with corporate research techniques
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational abilities
  • Excellent writing, editing and fact checking skill
  • Ability to work 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 place your name and “Business Research Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls please. We can respond only to candidates whom we are contacting for an interview. CREW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

LEGAL INTERN

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is seeking unpaid legal interns for the summer of 2017. 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
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]Please place your name and “Legal Intern Application” in the subject line. Please note that we can only respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview.

 

UNDERGRADUATE INTERN

We’re looking for undergraduate students to serve as unpaid interns during the summer of 2017. Undergraduate interns will assist with research and operations alongside CREW’s research and communications teams, conducting in-depth investigations into government corruption.

Interns will learn and use various sources of public information to track special interest spending, campaign spending and political contributions, and review lobbying records. Additional duties include following up on investigative tips, conducting background research on elected officials, drafting content for reports and blogs and generating innovative project ideas and report proposals. The ideal candidate will be hard-working, enthusiastic, resourceful, detail-oriented and interested in legal or ethics issues.

How to Apply
This position is based in Washington, D.C. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and availability to John Morgan at [email protected] . Please place your name and “Undergraduate Intern Application” in the subject line. Please note that we can only respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview.

 

Communications Intern

We’re looking for an undergraduate student to serve as Communications Intern for the summer of 2017.

The Communications Intern will assist the Communications team in gaining coverage for CREW’s fight for a more ethical and transparent government by monitoring news and social media stories, helping draft and edit reports and blog posts and working on web content.

The ideal candidate will be a strong writer and self-starter with a passion for ethics in government.

How to Apply
This position is based in Washington, D.C. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and availability to  [email protected] . Please place your name and “Communications Intern” in the subject line. Please note that we can only respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview.

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