Job Opportunities

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From time to time, the Web Foundation looks for exceptional people to join us in advancing the fight to make the open and free Web a right for all. We are a small but fast growing global team that offers the option to be based in London, Cape Town, Jakarta or Washington DC (although some positions require being based in a specific office).

We aim ridiculously high and demand too much of ourselves, but we also have a lot of fun in the process — and we never get bored. If you see a position below that is of interest to you, you can submit your CV and motivational letter to Be sure to include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Please also indicate whether you possess the right to work (i.e. citizenship, permanent residence, or work permit) in the US, the UK, Indonesia or South Africa.

We regret that, owing to the high volumes of applications we receive, we do not have the capacity to respond to each applicant. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of your chosen position’s closing date, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful.

Policy Fellow

We’re recruiting a Policy Fellow to work directly with our founding director, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Fellow will support Sir Tim in existing policy issues where the Foundation is active and will also help to research possible future trends globally in the web and internet policy space. She or he will assist with strategy and forecasting on emerging issues, conduct desk research and lead on producing related policy materials aimed at key decision-makers. The Fellow will also collaborate closely with our policy and communications teams to translate findings into action, and ensure that Sir Tim’s and the Foundation’s voice influences key debates and decisions globally.

This is a unique role for a talented and motivated person who is able to apply academic acumen to real world policy challenges facing the internet. Please note that candidates should be in possession of a doctorate, or close to completing one (ABD stage), or alternatively possess a relevant Masters’ degree and further research and policy analysis experience equivalent to a doctorate.

Interested candidates should read the full job description and apply by sending a cover letter and CV to with “Policy Fellow” in the subject line.

Deadline: 9 December 2016

Communications Officer – Digital Inclusion

We’re looking for a communications whiz to join our team, working on issues including internet affordability and gender equality online. Do you have a track record of working on high-impact campaigns with complex issues at their heart? Is your writing excellent, your attention to detail unparalleled, and are you comfortable working across cultures and timezones? You could be the colleague we’re looking for. Please read the job description and apply ASAP by sending a cover letter and a copy of your CV to with “Communications Officer” in the subject line. We’ll accept rolling applications until this position is filled, and will prioritise those based in either Cape Town or London.

Please note – this position was previously advertised in August – if you applied in that batch, there is no need to re-apply now, we will contact you if we wish to progress your application.