Open Rights Group is an exciting place to volunteer, and if you are looking to gain some office-based experience, you've arrived on the right page! Our internships offer you a unique opportunity to gain research, campaign and communications experience in a small and friendly workspace.
Interns are usually encouraged to volunteer from 3-4 days a week, and be able to commit for 3 months (subject to paid employment). Through that experience, we provide opportunities to attend events and build contacts, as well as help in the volunteer projects. Many of our interns also contribute to our supporters’ blog, ORGZine.
I volunteered for ORG in order to gain some more experience after graduating from law school. Digital Rights is a fascinating area of law and ORG are leading the way with a lot of extremely valuable campaign work, so it was great to be able to contribute towards this. If you're a law graduate and you're into copyright, privacy, freedom of expression or anything of the sort I would strongly recommend it.
- Jag Bahra, Research Intern
We offer a broad range of internships, and accept prospective applications as well. These are voluntary, but we do provide lunch and travel expenses. Currently, we are seeking:
Our volunteers produce various campaign videos, conference videos and interview people with something important to say about digital rights. If you have basic video skills or want to gain some, we have the equipment and editing software. This is an excellent opportunity to hone in those filming and editing skills - vital for any future work in digital media.
ORGZine, our supporters’ online Zine, is always in need for a volunteer or two.We're specifically looking for anyone interested in digital rights and keen to gain experience in editing. With digital technology developing and changing all the time, it's a dynamic and exciting role to take on. You would be in charge of finding writers, editing articles, creating new and interesting content. Creativity is key. Send us an email with your interests and a link to some of your work if you're interested.
Our wiki is an important resource and repository for information about digital rights and lobbyists working to restrict them, but we want to expand it to cover the main strands of academic research and commentary. Starting with evidence from Peter Drahos, James Boyle and others, and you'll be summarising the main points and arguments on our wiki. This is a perfect opportunity for someone wanting to work in our field, or students looking to writing revision notes in the area. Contact us if you're keen.
We have regular opportunities for people who would like to research privacy, copyright and freedom of expression in the digital arena. We are especially interested if you have or are studying for a law degree or legal qualification. If this is something you’d like to work on, then please don’t hesitate to apply.
Send an email to volunteer at openrightsgroup dot org.
Please include your CV, a covering letter explaining why you'd be the right person for the roles. If applicable, please also include examples of your work - either video, blogs or research depending on the position you are applying for.