Washington, District of Columbia

Volunteer Communications and Events Associate

Government Accountability Project -- Washington, District of Columbia

1- or 2-year term
Ages 20+
Mennonite Voluntary Service



Background About Us:
The mission of the Government Accountability Project (GAP) is to vigorously defend and give voice to whistleblowers, who would risk everything for the truth. The Government Accountability Project is the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization. A non-partisan public-interest group, GAP litigates whistleblower cases, helps expose wrongdoing to the public, and actively promotes government and corporate accountability. Since its founding in 1977, GAP has helped thousands of whistleblowers. A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and law firm, GAP defends whistleblowers in the court of law and the court of public opinion, while crafting and refining whistleblower protection laws through legislative channels at home and abroad.

The Ideal Candidate is:
A high achiever with a penchant for storytelling, event planning, and outstanding writing and research skills. A driven individual who is looking to build on the impact of courageous whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, and work on a diverse array of issues for a small but powerful organization's presence online, in the media, at events, and with supporters through persuasive work on campaigns of national and international significance.


    Under the direction of GAP's Communications Director, implement strategic media plans to protect and assist whistleblowers through gaining earned media.
  • Under the direction of GAP's Communications Director, help develop Communications projects and other media-related materials as needed.
  • Help the Communications team monitor and populate GAP and its affiliated programs' digital assets including social media platforms.
  • Under the supervision of the Chief of Staff, help other staff members plan organizational events, both on and off-site.
  • Help the Chief of Staff run the organization's Internship program by helping to recruit interns and represent the organization at internship venues.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in journalism, communications or a related field.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • Experience in event planning.
  • Experience with social media platforms.
  • Familiarity with online databases and data entry a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and professionally.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with high degree of autonomy and to take initiative in planning and carrying out work.
  • Team player. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong commitment to the public interest.

 Program info



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 Program site



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