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Thank you for your interest in working at Freedman Consulting, LLC.


Freedman Consulting, LLC, is hiring a Project Director to lead client projects, directing discrete efforts that include strategic advising and planning, cross-cutting research, policy and message development, and coalition management. The Project Director will take on a broad portfolio of policy areas, working at the intersection of policy, strategy, communications, and politics to help philanthropic leaders have greater social impact.

Freedman Consulting, LLC, located in Washington, DC, offers strategic consulting services to foundations, nonprofit organizations, corporate philanthropy, and philanthropic coalitions. Examples of our work include: strategic planning and issue landscaping for major foundations, campaign advising and coordination for public interest coalitions, and policy development in presidential and other high-profile political campaigns.

The position entails high-level client-facing, managerial, and deliverable responsibilities, including:

  • Developing, leading on, and managing project strategies and work plans;
  • Managing and supervising staff and directing tasks on individual projects;
  • Providing strategic guidance of varying substance to clients on a wide variety of issues;
  • Directing client interactions, including facilitating meetings, calls, presentations, and conferences;
  • Conceptualizing, drafting, and editing a variety of client-facing material, including large-scale reports, memos, and briefs;
  • Contributing to business planning and new business development, including drafting proposals to potential clients and involvement with internal firm learning and new ventures;
  • Tracking projects to ensure compliance with scopes of work and contributing to internal financial management needs; and
  • Assisting in the professional development of firm staff.

At least 9 years of previous policy, legislative, consulting, communications, and/or research experience is preferred. A relevant master’s degree is desirable, but not required. Applicants must possess excellent writing and analytical skills, problem-solving acumen, demonstrated management capabilities, exceptional presentation skills, and the ability to think through complex policy issues critically and strategically.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Freedman Consulting, LLC, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Phillip Bevington Policy & Research internship with Freedman Consulting, LLC, provides an opportunity for students to be involved at the intersection of policy and politics, learn about high-level strategic communications, and interact with a diverse client-base. As a small consulting firm, we aim to provide a learning experience and substantive engagement, including the chance to work directly with senior members of the firm on a regular basis.

Our internship program is named in memory of Phillip Bevington, a childhood friend of firm president Tom Freedman, who embodied decency, kindness, intelligence, and commitment. As part of your application, please include a portion of your cover letter that outlines how you exhibit these qualities in your personal and academic life.

We’re looking for organized, self-motivated individuals who will have a chance to assist with multiple projects across a variety of issue areas. Attention to detail, strong writing, and organizational skills are required and previous research experience is preferred.

The internship is a chance for a student to:

Assist with projects through high-level research and writing
Help draft memoranda
Learn to create extensive policy reports
Gain skills in communications and messaging
Explore policy areas of their interest as available

We have paid internship positions available on a semester basis. 

If you are interested in an internship opportunity, please submit application materials to Applications must include a resume and cover letter, with a portion dedicated to addressing the qualities listed above.

We are currently accepting applications for the Summer 2020 semester. Priority will be given to applications received by March 6, 2020.