** DSW is NOT CURRENTLY accepting applications **

Thank you for your interest in a position with Decriminalize Sex Work. However, we are not accepting applications at this time.

If a job appealed to you because you’re supportive of DSW’s mission, we’d like to encourage you to subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter. Also, please check our website for job openings we will have in the future.

We wish you the best in your job search and professional endeavors. Thanks again for getting in touch with DSW.

This application process involves four phases. Please do not engage in phases 2, 3, or 4 unless invited to do so. Thank you for your interest in decriminalizing consensual adult prostitution in the U.S. Please click here to see the job description.


Please submit your cover letter and resume — no more than two pages each — in PDF or Word format via jobs@dswork.org at your earliest convenience. Because a DSW staffer will be processing incoming documents on a rolling basis, the sooner you apply, the sooner you’d move through the application process.

In the SUBJECT LINE of the email you’ll be sending to jobs@dswork.org, please include the word “application.”

In your COVER LETTER, be sure to address the following:
* Please include your email address somewhere near the top or bottom.
* How did you learn about the job opening?
* What’s your most significant experience that relates to the job? (This will probably be a short illumination of one item on the resume you’re submitting alongside this cover letter.)
* How soon would you be able to start working?
If you don’t live in Washington, D.C., would you prefer to stay in your current location, move to D.C., or move to another city? (The only wrong answer here is if you were to state that you don’t want to live in/near a city.)

Please do not follow up with anyone on the DSW staff to inquire about your status. Instead, an auto-responder will confirm that your pair of documents was received, and a real person at DSW will email you a substantive response within 7 calendar days after you’ve submitted your documents.


Candidates who succeed in phase #1 above will be asked to submit an additional written document that’s relevant to the job. (This will be specified later.)


Candidates who succeed in phase #2 above will be asked to participate in a 20-minute phone interview with a DSW staffer.


Candidates who succeed in phase #3 above would normally be invited to do an in-person interview. But for this particular application process, we’ll instead conduct this interview via Zoom or Skype sometime in mid-September.

If hired, the start date can be a fair bit flexible, but starting nearly ASAP is preferred.

Thank you for your interest in Decriminalize Sex Work.

The handful of applicants who succeed during the first three phases of this interview process will be invited to do an “in person” interview via Zoom/Skype sometime in mid-September.

DSW is prepared to make a job offer within 48 hours after the last Zoom/Skype interview takes place.