We’re hiring!

by Anja Kovacs

Call for Applications: Project Officer — Internet Democracy Project #


The Internet Democracy Project is a relatively new, small initiative that seeks to make debates around the governance of the Internet intelligible to broad yet diverse audiences, including policy makers and the general pbulic. We are currently looking for a project officer to help strengthen our work in the three broad areas that we will be focusing on in the coming year: hate speech online and intermediaries; security, surveillance and the Internet; and India’s positions on global Internet governance issues.

The project officer will be doing research and advocacy work (including representing the Internet Democracy Project in relevant events) on topics related to the above mentioned fields. This is often in the context of current events and will require the ability to respond fast. The project officer will also be responsible for designing and implementing appropriate communication and advocacy strategies to disseminate this research, both online and offline.

Required skills and characteristics:

  • Demonstrable research and writing skills

  • Demonstrable understanding of issues related to the Internet

  • Strong sense of social justice and of the potential of the Internet to contribute to this

  • Strong communicator, able to convey complex legal issues clearly to a broad audience

  • Media savvy, able to respond quickly to current events and to work on short deadlines

  • Willingness to blog regularly and to experiment with communication methods (experience in both cases a plus)

  • Public speaking skills

  • Ability to organise events

  • Willingness to travel

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a small team

Prefered skills:

  • Educational background in law, public policy or the social sciences

  • Three to five years of work experience in a position which requires comparable skill sets

  • Creativity and the ability to think out-of-the-box

  • Ability to contribute to overall strategic thinking on the development of the Internet Democracy Project

This is a full-time position, until 30 March 2013, with the possibility of extension. The project officer can be based either in Delhi or in Mumbai.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Anja Kovacs (anja@​internetdemocracy.​in) with a writing sample, video clip or other illustration of your research and communication skills. We will start evaluating applications immediately and will do so until the position is filled. We would like the candidate to start as soon as possible.