Are you interested in working at Freedom House? Learn more about our organization, our culture, and our people.
About Freedom House
Established more than 80 years ago on the core conviction that freedom flourishes in democratic nations where governments are accountable to their people, Freedom House is a nonpartisan non-profit organization that works to expand and defend freedom globally to help secure a world where all are free.
Around the world, repressive regimes are preventing billions of people from exercising their fundamental rights. We identify and analyze threats to freedom, mobilize decision-makers to respond to those threats and seize opportunities for progress, and support activists and organizations working to defend and expand freedom.
We are dedicated to ensuring that the United States serves as a positive model of democratic practice at home and a consistent champion of freedom globally. By gathering authoritative data and leveraging our global networks, Freedom House is an unwavering beacon in protecting human rights and promoting democratic governance.
Our Organizational Values
Excellence: We are dedicated to delivering high-quality work that has a meaningful impact on the expansion and resilience of freedom worldwide.
Integrity: We believe that the best way to earn the trust of our colleagues and partners is by acting with courage and honesty in accordance with ethical and democratic principles.
Respect: We strive to treat all of our colleagues and partners with dignity, appreciate their unique contributions, and honor the boundaries they set on their personal and professional lives.
Belonging: We work to foster an environment of compassion and camaraderie, where everyone enjoys mutual support and feels free to share their perspective, whatever their role or background.
Collaboration: We believe that success in our mission requires a collective effort and the active cultivation of open, collegial relationships across the organization and with external partners.
About Our People
Located in more than 30 countries, our staff are passionate human rights and democracy professionals, researchers, advocates, technical experts, and support staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities who are a force for democracy and hope.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
We are passionate human rights and democracy professionals, researchers, advocates, technical experts, and support staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities who are a force for democracy and hope.
We strongly believe that diversity—in identities, beliefs, and life experiences—makes our work stronger. We recognize that to achieve our vision of a world where all people live freely, we must be an organization that attracts and retains a diverse workforce; has a culture of inclusion, belonging, and respect for all differences; and embeds the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all we do.
The candidates we look for
With programs in countries around the world that offer opportunities to grow within the organization and learn from the rich experiences of our global staff, we seek candidates with an array of backgrounds and skills. We believe our people are our most important resource and value their diversity of viewpoints, deep commitment to democracy, and entrepreneurial drive, all of which help make Freedom House a more effective and impactful organization.
We are looking for candidates who care deeply about global democracy and human rights, and who are committed to nonpartisanship and democratic values. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds—particularly Black, Indigenous, and people of color, individuals from the LGBTI+ community, and people living with disabilities—to apply.
Benefits of working at Freedom House
We couldn’t achieve our mission without our dedicated employees and their incredible work.
That’s why we strive to provide them with the support they need to do their best work in a healthy balance with their lives.
Our total compensation package includes:
- Generous paid leave
- Flexible, Hybrid Work Policy options (hybrid, onsite, remote)
- Progressive and generously subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance
- Up to 10% match on 403(b) retirement plan
- Paid parental leave
- Life insurance
- Free robust Staff Care and Resilience Program via KonTerra
- Flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care
- Commuter benefits
- Monthly telecommunications allowance
- Up to $1500 annual professional development stipend
- Washington DC office: Free gym on-site
- Emergency travel coverage via ISOS
- And more
Resources for Applicants
For any additional inquiries or questions, please contact [email protected].
Freedom House is committed to working with people from all walks of life. If you require a reasonable accommodation in any part of the employment process, please contact us at (202) 296-5101 or [email protected] with your request and your contact information.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Freedom House is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Freedom House makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the Law Poster (EEO is the Law - Screen Reader, EEO is the Law - Spanish) and the Supplement Poster (English) / Supplement Poster (Spanish).