Check out our job and internship opportunities below if you would like to join a fast-paced, bold, and dynamic team working to defend our democracy and our Constitution by getting big money out of politics, fighting for free and fair elections, combating corporate abuse of power, and challenging corruption. With a job or internship at Free Speech For People, you will work to advance our mission to ensure all people have an equal voice and an equal vote in our democracy. Thank you for your interest in joining the Free Speech For People team! 

Director of Development

Free Speech For People is seeking a a highly motivated individual, possessing creativity, initiative, tenacity, resourcefulness, and integrity, with preferably 8+ years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, to join our team as Director of Development. The Director will be responsible for the development for the organization, with an emphasis on enlisting new major donor supporters for our work. Responsibilities include annual campaigns, major gifts, grants from foundations, events management, and an active contribution to the development and implementation of organizational strategies and objectives.

The Director reports to the President of Free Speech For People (John Bonifaz) and also works closely with the Director of Administration and Finance (Oske Buckley). This is a full-time, fully remote position. This position requires 20% travel, assuming conditions related to the pandemic allow for that.

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Public Interest Attorney

Free Speech For People is accepting applications for a Public Interest Attorney with 3+ years experience, preferably including campaign finance, civil rights, and/or election law.

Specific projects will emerge and evolve and job duties will vary over time, but the day-to-day will likely center on litigation, legislation, and legal support for the organization’s advocacy before administrative agencies. Job duties may also include occasional media interviews, public speaking, organizing panels, symposia, or similar events; and working with our campaign and communications teams on our grassroots campaigns.

The attorney will report to Free Speech For People’s Legal Director (Ron Fein), based in Newton, MA. Candidates living in other locations may be considered if they have a demonstrated ability to work independently and remotely.

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Legal Internship

Applications are closed for Summer internships in 2022, but every year we seek rising 2Ls or 3Ls, who are dedicated to public interest work, write well, and are excited to work for a non-profit leading cutting-edge legal initiatives. Con Law (especially First Amendment) is a plus but not essential.

You might be researching impact litigation, or working on an amicus brief, or drafting legislation, or creating educational resources. Or something totally different. But you definitely won’t be doing doc review.

Due to uncertainty about the COVID pandemic, we have recently accepted applications from students anywhere in the United States. If the conditions improve, interns who are in or near Boston, Massachusetts may be able to work from our legal office based in Newton.

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Externships and Part-Time Work

We occasionally host law students during the school year for clinical externships and/or paid part-time work, typically for the equivalent of 8-12 hours per week. If interested, please contact us.

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