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Financial Freedom Intern

Part Time – Remote

The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for an internship. 

Overview of the Human Rights Foundation

HRF is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies. Our work includes effective campaigns to free political prisoners, world-class events such as the Oslo Freedom Forum, and programs such as the Bitcoin Development Fund that support software developers and educators helping make the Bitcoin network more private, decentralized, and usable for human rights activists. HRF is exploring the positive and negative impact of frontier technology on civil liberties, privacy, and digital freedom.

Overview of the position

The Financial Freedom intern will focus on the financial freedom angle of HRF’s operations, programs, and communications. This position reports directly to the Financial Freedom Associate and Strategy Associate and will work alongside colleagues in the strategy, policy, and communications departments. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in the intersection of financial freedom and human rights and in areas such as: Bitcoin, the Lightning network, stablecoins, and open-source software. 


-Assisting with the Bitcoin Development Fund through research, vetting, and software testing of potential grant recipients

-Assisting with financial freedom programming and logistics at HRF events worldwide

-Helping manage HRF’s Lightning faucet, getbitcoin.org, through the management of HRF’s Lightning node and troubleshooting faucet errors 

-Improving HRF’s financial freedom communication alongside the communication and strategy teams through writing press releases, editing communications, and brainstorming new ways of expanding HRF’s reach

-Monitoring developments in the Bitcoin space for collaborative opportunities, new Bitcoin Development Fund grantees, and technology that can assist in HRF’s mission to promote human rights 


-An understanding of and affinity for HRF’s mission, especially in the context of financial freedom and human rights, an understanding of the Bitcoin space is highly preferred

-A passion for learning more about the intersection of financial freedom and human rights

-Self-motivated team player with a high sense of urgency and ability to handle multiple projects at once

-Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral

-Exceptional interpersonal skills; possess a friendly, professional demeanor


Interns are paid a monthly stipend in dollars or Bitcoin. 

To Apply

Please email [email protected] with your resume and a cover letter, using “Financial Freedom Intern – Application” as the subject line. Applicants are asked to familiarize themselves with HRF’s website, mission statement, the Bitcoin Development Fund, and recent publications and interviews with HRF’s Chief Strategy Officer.