Jobs and Internships

Currently Available Positions at CGS: STAFF ASSISTANT, 7-10 hours per week, now through June 15-30

Open until filled


The temporary staff assistant will assist with all aspects of CGS’s programmatic activities, focusing on postings to our website and preparation of our newsletter. Hourly rate negotiable depending on experience and skills.

Required qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of or affinity for online communications tools and applications
  • Familiarity with databases, website posting, spreadsheets

Preferred qualifications:

  • Research, writing, and editing skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or upper division undergraduate

BACKGROUND: For 15 years, the Center for Genetics and Society (CGS) has led the way in public interest efforts to reclaim human biotechnologies for the common good. We bring a social justice and human rights perspective to our work on human genetic and assisted reproductive technologies and practices, supporting those that are beneficial and opposing those that threaten to exacerbate inequality, discrimination, and conflict.

CGS is a nonprofit organization based in Berkeley, CA, and is fiscally sponsored by the Tides Center. We work with a network of scholars across a range of disciplines; with scientists, health professionals, legal experts, and policy analysts; and with advocates across a range of civil society sectors incluing reproductive health, rights and justice; racial justice; disability rights; LGBTQI; environmentalism. Our work includes building collaborative relationships within this network, a comprehensive communications program, policy advocacy, and advocacy-oriented research. For more information, visit

The Center for Genetics and Society, a project of Tides Center, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, formerly incarcerated individuals, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified applicants with disabilities may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the words “Staff assistant” in the subject line. Only candidates invited to interview will be contacted.