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Recruiting Organization: Foundation for a Human Internet

Position: humanID Volunteer

Department: Fundraising/Marketing/Tech./Sales Team

Location: Fully remote

Salary: Unpaid, volunteer

Hours: Full-time, Part-time

Reports to: Team Lead

About us

humanID (part of the Foundation for a Human Internet), is an anonymous, nonprofit and open-source online identity, replacing invasive Social Sign-Ins (SSOs) such as 'Login with Facebook’, or Google’s ReCAPTCHA. The login enables complete privacy at full convenience. No password, no data stored. At the same time, we enable communities to block bots and abusive users.

We are a volunteer-driven nonprofit where volunteers & interns take over real responsibilities. Team members will work directly with the 4 founders, who include seasoned entrepreneurs & 2 HBS graduates. You’ll be working in a real startup environment, and be able to build connections across the tech and philanthropic world. We've built an awesome team and a product that can change the world!

To learn more about our organization, visit our website at

At humanID, all roles and tasks are adjusted to your specific learning objectives. You will have the opportunity to lead teams, initiatives, sales calls, and much more. We care about your professional development and focus on every individual’s learning journey.

Visit our organization page on Glassdoor (4.6/ 5) & Handshake to hear more about our volunteer and internship experiences at humanID.

Roles Available

  1. Fundraising/Outreach
  • Outreach to foundations, donors, and possible clients (via messages, NO cold calls!)
  • Build a CRM to track and streamline outreach
  • Learn how to relationships with promising leads, and build valuable connections

  1. Research & Marketing
  • Research and learn about the privacy and online misinformation space
  • Manage content creation on Social Media
  • Create and distribute high-quality content, including podcasts with experts in the field
  • Learn how to build relationships online with key decision-makers and become a thought leader in the industry

  1. Software development (Seniors and Graduate students only)
  • Work with experienced engineers building a sophisticated cybersecurity project
  • Add value from day one while working and launch features within the first two months
  • Write code that will become part of the internet's core infrastructure!

  1. Business Development (Fundraising/Outreach/Sales)
  • Outreach to a variety of individuals/organizations: ex) foundations, donors, possible clients, journalists (via messages, NO cold calls!)
  • Writing grant applications
  • Maintaining relationships with donors
  • Build a CRM to track and streamline outreach
  • Learn how to build valuable connections and relationships with promising leads
  • Learn to analyze sales funnel data

Immense Flexibility on Location & Working Hours

Roles can be part-time or full-time and will be unpaid. You will take on significant responsibility and make a direct positive impact! We are actively recruiting year-round for applicants that can commit at least 15 hours a week for at least 3 months. We are looking for new joiners starting anytime, year-round.

humanID has been completely remote and globally set up even before the pandemic, and welcomes team members from anywhere in the world, under the condition that your working hours of choice have a significant overlap with U.S. Eastern Time.


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Fee Amount: None

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


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