Jobs and Internships


Location: Anywhere (with slight preference for Chicago, Los Angeles, or D.C. metro areas)

The DWN Organizer will play a critical role in building relationships, providing resources, and serving as a connector between member groups locally and nationally. The organizer will support capacity-building, strategy development and coalition work for DWN’s current campaigns. The organizer will contribute to growing DWN’s capacity to support local, regional, and national efforts challenging detention. They will also support members engaging in public education, outreach and ally building activities, and coordinate key membership calls and events. This is a one-year temporary staff position to be extended depending on funding.

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Administrative Associate

Location: Washington, DC 

Detention Watch Network is seeking an Administrative Associate to support our growing organization and provide assistance to the Executive Director. The Administrative Associate will work with the Finance and Operations Manager to provide administrative and financial support of the organization. The Administrative Associate will coordinate logistics for meetings and other events hosted by DWN. Apply Now

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Advocacy Director

Location: Washington, DC (relocation funds available)

The Advocacy Director will lead DWN’s advocacy and policy activities, develop campaign strategy, facilitate coalition building, act as a go-to source for media and oversee research and legal work in order to advance DWN’s mission to end immigration detention. The Advocacy Director will manage DWN’s Advocacy Team and serve on the Leadership Team, playing a critical role in guiding DWN’s vision and strategy in order to maximize our impact. They will also be responsible for strengthening DWN’s engagement with decision-makers and allies in DC as well as engaging with members across the country to incorporate their perspectives into DC-based advocacy.

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