Jobs and Internships

The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the leading organization in the U.S. promoting alternatives to the war on drugs. We envision a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights; in which people are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies; and in which the fears, prejudices, and punitive prohibitions of today are no more.  

DPA has grown to more than 40 staff in New York, California, New Mexico, and Washington, DC; an annual operating budget of approximately $12 million, 12,000 dues-paying members and more than 170,000 online subscribers. It has a solid track record of success at the local, state, and federal levels and consistent visibility in prominent media and policy circles. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ethnicity, personal appearance, political affiliation, family responsibility, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction. 

We are always seeking creative, innovative people to work with us in our fight to end the war on drugs. We are particularly interested in hiring people who have been adversely affected by the war on drugs. Join us!

Full Time Permanent Positions

If you’re interested in challenging work and being part of a passionate team of professionals working to advance policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies, then DPA is right for you! 

Our company culture includes a casual work environment, full benefits package, competitive pay, flexible work arrangements, summer Fridays, and more. 

Manager/Director, Drug Markets and Legal Regulation

Manager/Director, New York Campaigns

Policy Manager, Civic Engagement and Strategy (California)

Director, Digital Communications & Strategy 

Senior Accountant


Legal Affairs Intern

Legislative Affairs Intern