About the Internet Society
The Internet Society is a global
non-profit organization that works to protect the Internet as a
place of opportunity. We connect and empower communities to ensure
the Internet remains trustworthy—open, globally connected, secure,
and a resource for good in the world. We believe the Internet is
for everyone. But it’s more than just a privilege; it’s our
responsibility to improve it.
The Internet Society mobilizes technologist, end users,
potential users, policymakers, government agencies and
institutional and corporate partners to defend and promote the
collaborative inter-networking, technical standards, and protocols
that grow and strengthen the Internet.
If you believe in the power and possibility of the Internet, be
part of our mission.
The Internet Society (ISOC) is committed to a culture
of diversity and inclusion, where all individuals are
valued for their distinct contributions. Our people are the
most valuable strengths we have. The collective sum of the
individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness,
innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that
our staff invests in their work represents a significant part of
not only our culture, but our reputation and ISOC’s
About the position
The Internet Society is looking for a Senior Policy and Advocacy
Advisor in Brazil to join our expert staff. This person
will advance the Internet Society’s global Internet policy and
advocacy objectives with a particular focus on advocacy in Brazil
and Latin America.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with Internet
policy expertise, advocacy skills and experience in building
advocacy coalitions in Brazil, Latin America and across the
world. This person will support ISOC’s advocacy goals in
within region and will contribute to our efforts to build a
stronger global Internet. The applicant should have a passion for
the Internet and the core principles and mission of the Internet
Society along with substantial knowledge of Internet public policy
issues within region.
Location: Brazil - Latin America (Remote)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Actively contribute to the execution of ISOC’s policy goals and
objectives across a wide range of projects.
- Position the Internet Society’s policy agenda strategically and
powerfully with policymakers, partners and influencers in Brazil
and Latin America.
- Develop advocacy, policy and community engagement activities on
Internet policy issues based on Internet Society projects.
- Craft Internet Society positions, engagement processes, and
other policy activities.
- Work in partnership with project leaders to mobilize partners
and community members to advocate for policy changes.
- Represent the Internet Society in a variety of settings,
including with governments, regional and international policy and
technical fora, civil society and the private sector in a manner
that maintains the high standards of the Society.
- Research, write and edit briefing documents, papers, reports,
talking points, presentations/speeches, correspondence and other
materials to advance policy goals
- Work with a globally distributed workforce and work across time
- Other duties as assigned
- We are looking for people who are passionate about defending
the Internet, making it stronger and who have done great Internet
policy and advocacy work in Brazil and Latin America.
- A successful candidate will be deeply committed to the Internet
Society’s vision and mission
- We need someone who is collaborative and enthusiastic about
working in a global, multicultural organization. To be successful,
you will be a team player, a self-starter and a creative
- Policy and advocacy skills: You should have 5-7 Years of
experience in government relations, developing and maintaining
strategic relationships with external decision-makers including
government officials, staff and committees.
- The ideal candidate will be a recognized expert on
Internet-related policy topics including encryption, intermediary
liability regulation, and the open Internet. You should be able to
translate complex Internet technical topics for a policy audience
and articulate Internet Society positions on a range of Internet
- We are looking for someone with a natural affinity for
partnership and coalition building.
- Communication Skills: Excellent written and oral communication
skills. Demonstrated ability to speak and write persuasively to a
range of diverse audiences. Comfort with meeting facilitation and
- Fluency in English and Portuguese is required. Proficiency in
Spanish is desired.
- Travel: Once conditions permit, this person may be expected to
- Commitment to the Internet Society’s mission, values and
- Experience working with a Globally distributed workforce and
ability to work across time zone.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability interact
positively in a multicultural and multidisciplinary
Compensation and benefit package for this position will be
competitively commensurate with the successful applicant’s
qualifications. Applications will be evaluated until the position
has been filled. The list of applicants will not be posted publicly
and will be reviewed in confidence by members of the evaluation
The Internet Society is an equal opportunity
employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made
without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national
origin, color or any other protected class.