Job Opportunities

Grant Writing Internship (Updated: 3/16/09)

The James Madison Project ( is seeking an Intern to research and write grants in the areas of government secrecy and transparency, especially with respect to national security issues.  JMP is a non-partisan Washington, DC, non-profit organization established in 1998 to promote government accountability and the reduction of secrecy, as well as to educate the public on issues relating to intelligence and national security through means of research, advocacy, and the dissemination of information.

The successful candidate will have previous experience in grant writing, and research acumen is also highly recommended.  No previous knowledge of law or national security is required, but the extraordinary candidate will have a working knowledge of national security issues.  Additionally, the Intern should be capable of working from a virtual office and have experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 

This internship is open to begin as soon as a candidate has been selected.  Candidates should send a résumé and cover letter for consideration and are encouraged to include a grant-related writing sample.  Submit all materials and any questions to Brad Moss at

Other opportunities to work on JMP projects such as programming, publications, or FOIA litigation may also arise subject to the background and interests of the applicant, the needs of the organization, and the duration of the internship.

This internship can be performed on a volunteer basis or for compensation in the form of a negotiated percentage of all grant dollars successfully procured for the organization.  Academic credit is possible, subject to the requirements of the candidate’s academic institution.