Government Accountability Project

About Government Accountability Project

The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization. GAP’s mission is to promote corporate and government accountability by protecting whistleblowers, advancing occupational free speech, and empowering citizen activists. Located in Washington, D.C., GAP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and public interest law firm.

GAP is a consistent high-profile newsmaker, with its recent and former clients including:

• Robert MacLean, a former DHS Air Marshal who was fired for revealing a plan to remove Marshals from international flights during a time of heightened security concerns, and won his case before the Supreme Court of the United States (DHS v. MacLean).
• NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who disclosed illegal domestic surveillance programs that were implemented under the guise of national security.
• Dr. Dean Wyatt, a USDA veterinarian who exposed the horrific mistreatment of animals in two slaughterhouses, indicating a systemic problem in the national food safety system.
• Several anonymous World Bank whistleblowers, whose disclosures (among others) GAP released, eventually leading to the resignation of Bank President Paul Wolfowitz.


National Security Intern

June 2018 Washington, DC
“I loved being trusted with real work. I was in the room at important meetings and informed of the impact the work I was doing regularly. I also treasured the one-on-one mentorship offered by my supervisor, which expanded the scope of learning I experienced. Moreover, even important members at the organization routinely took the time to find interest in my own life, enhancing my interpersonal experience. I also enjoyed working alongside the other interns, who, though performing different functions for the organization, were a constant source of camaraderie and laughter. Finally, D.C., the heart of legal and political operations, was an incredible place to be for my interests. ”
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