The McCourt Institute (MCI) is an international multistakeholder institute advancing ethical governance for responsible technology. It was established in 2021 with founding partners Sciences Po in Paris and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C, and aims to enhance evidence-based digital governance by supporting timely, actionable research on the use of new technologies. It serves as a collaborative meeting ground for leaders from the public and private sectors spanning policymakers, technologists, entrepreneurs, academia, and civil society. Together, these interdisciplinary partners work towards frameworks for online activity and growth that support innovation and catalyze technology for the common good. 

The Institute supports the goals of Project Liberty, a visionary initiative to transform how the Internet works, create a more equitable data economy and develop a new civic architecture for the digital world.


The Research and Governance Program Manager, based in our Paris office, will play a key role in managing the McCourt Institute’s initiatives including research, events, tech, and policy outreach. The Program Manager will work in close collaboration with the global McCourt Institute team and under the guidance of the Director of Policy, Governance Innovation & Impact. This is a unique opportunity to advance responsible technology in a fast-paced, international environment. 


  • Developing and managing global actionable research and governance initiatives of the McCourt Institute around ethical governance for responsible technology (cutting-edge  technologies, including Web3, AI etc.) 

  • Drafting tech and policy synthesis documents, governance briefs, research reports, blog posts, and other items as needed

  • Managing outreach and international multistakeholder engagement work with governments, international organizations, businesses, investors, technologists, civil society, and academia to feed into / promote the Institute’s work

  • Managing relationships with academics of partner universities of the Institute, valorization of grantees’ work, translation of research into impact  

  • Conceptualize and produce multistakeholder events at the Institute

  • Support communication efforts around initiatives, academic partnerships, and events 

  • Other tasks as commensurate with the role 

  • Adhere to and promote the values of the Institute and PL 


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in an IGO, government, business or think tank environment. Prior experience in supporting policy development processes is highly desired. 

  • Demonstrated progressive responsibilities in international project management, as well as research & analysis 

  • Keen interest in responsible technology, cutting-edge innovation, and ethical governance 

  • Proven synthesis, drafting, and presenting skills 

  • Impeccable written and oral command of our working language English (fluent/near-native level) 

  • Experience in interacting with diverse international stakeholders 

  • Well-organized and attention to detail 

  • Collaborative spirit with a sense of humor

  • Self-motivator, problem-solver, and entrepreneurial mindset

  • Solid experience with project management methods and tools, as well as CRM systems

  • Graduate degree in Tech Policy, International Relations, Innovation, Management, or a related field (Ph.D. is a plus)

  • Right to work in France 

We believe having diversity of perspective, professional backgrounds, identity groups and lived experience is a strength for teams and we actively encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Project Liberty is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, identity or expression, national origin, genetics, disability, age, and familial, caregiver, or veteran status.

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