Advocacy & Research Assistant (Volunteer)

We are seeking volunteers with a background in Social Sciences, Law or European Studies to assist our advocacy team online in their projects & campaigns related to the shrinking civil space in Europe and/or to digital rights.

About Liberties

The Civil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties) is a Berlin-based watchdog that safeguards the human rights of everyone in the European Union.

We work on multiple human rights issues, including free speech, data protection, the threats and opportunities of artificial intelligence for human rights, media freedom and the freedom of civil society organizations to do their work.

In our EU-wide campaigns, we work closely with our network of members in Brussels and across 18 EU countries, or with other international nonprofits, including Greenpeace, Transparency International or Amnesty International. Our campaign initiatives involve intensive research, legal analysis, advocacy work, or media outreach and digital communications. For this we produce a significant amount of in-depth reports, policy recommendations, researches, press materials or social media content.

Liberties is also leading the initiative to reshape human rights narratives. In practice, we help other organizations boost their messaging through e-learning courses, issue-specific guides and workshops.

The Liberties life

The Liberties team is small but nimble, combining dynamic new communications strategies with deep expertise in European human rights issues. Part of our strength comes from our diversity – although we are based in Berlin, our staff comes from across Europe and the world.

Our team is collaborative, supportive, and serious in our mission, but our work environment encourages a light-hearted atmosphere, extending from our physical offices to our remote workspaces. We value close cooperation – working together in small teams, using collaborative tools and combining expertise in advocacy and strategic communications. Your ideas are always appreciated and considered, and you will have a direct hand in the projects and campaigns we work on.

Our Berlin headquarters is located in the heart of Germany’s capital.

Meet our team

We are a team of passionate, dedicated advocacy and communications professionals from all walks of life. We are Europeans and non-Europeans, lawyers and philosophers, dog people and cat people. But although we come from diverse backgrounds, we share the belief that human rights should be enjoyed by all. Meet the entire Liberties team here.

Who we’re looking for

Liberties strives to maintain a diverse team made up of individuals with varied backgrounds, cultures, and viewpoints. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all walks of life, without regard to any legally protected statuses. We value dedicated professionals who are open to learning and growing in their roles. We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented communities.

  • What we offer: A good team and causes worth to fight for.
  • Requirements: We expect applicants to have finished at least three years of college.
  • Time Commitment: Minimum 3 months, 8-13 hours per week.
  • Conditions: Volunteer positions are offered on a voluntary basis; no payment is provided.
  • Application procedure: Please, send a CV and a cover letter explaining your background and your expectations to
  • Application deadlines: flexible

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When the many put our resources together, we defeat the few who think they hold all the power. Join us to bring rights to life for all of us.

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  • Created the largest fund for democracy groups in the EU
Got new powers to cut off EU funding to autocrats

  • Written new EU rules to protect journalists & campaigners from bogus lawsuits

  • Trained over 400 rights defenders to supercharge the campaigns you care for

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