AI Policy Advocate

FLI - Future of Life Institute

AI Policy Advocate

FLI - Future of Life Institute

Brussels, Belgium

The Future of Life Institute (FLI) is looking for an AI Policy Advocate. The role involves careful analysis of how changes in the Brussels’ policy landscape affect the governance of AI, and drawing up relevant policy proposals. This job posting presents a unique opportunity to join a small, dynamic and growing non-profit.

The overarching goal of FLI in Europe is to promote the regulation of autonomous weapons and to mitigate the (existential) risk of increasingly powerful artificial intelligence. The rationale for this work has been set out by our external advisor Professor Stuart Russell in his first BBC Reith Lecture.

Type of employment: Full-time


  • Monitoring the positions of key stakeholders in the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission;
  • Identifying opportunities to influence European AI policy, with an initial focus on the draft AI liability directive;
  • Pitching recommendations to policymakers independently or together with FLI’s Director of Policy;
  • Advising US colleagues about lessons from EU liability work that can be usefully applied in a US state or federal context;
  • Building FLI’s network, credibility and visibility in Brussels and other major European capitals.

Qualifications required

  • (Under)graduate degree in law. Graduates with a degree in policy or a technical field related to emerging technologies will also be considered;
  • Experience working with the European Union institutions in policymaking or advocacy positions;
  • Eligibility to work in the European Union and fluency in English, both written and oral.

Qualifications preferred

  • Additional language proficiency;
  • Knowledge of the technical capabilities and limitations of AI systems.

Skills and qualities required

  • A high degree of personal commitment and motivation to improve the future governance of emerging technologies to reduce global catastrophic and existential risk;
  • Strong self-direction, proactivity and work ethic. Comfortable with working independently on solo projects a significant portion of the time;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills. Able to bring together information from a range of sources and to present it to a non-expert audience in a compelling way;
  • Ability to plan for, lead and facilitate meetings with very senior stakeholders, including government decision-makers, academics and other partners;
  • Willingness to take occasional meetings in the evening to accommodate FLI’s various time zones. These hours may be compensated throughout the week.

What we offer

  • An opportunity to do meaningful work as part of a small, personally dedicated and highly international team;
  • Negotiable competitive pay.

We want to find the best people to hire and don’t want to be biased in our recruitment. We strongly encourage people of every colour, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability to apply. If you are passionate about FLI’s mission and think you have what it takes to be successful in this role even if you don’t check all the boxes, please apply. We’d appreciate the opportunity to consider your application. Our intention when hiring is to optimise for talent, values and potential rather than experience.

The application process

Please apply by filling out and submitting an application using the "Apply Now" button. The deadline is Thursday the 30th of March, 2023.

After an initial round of screening based on your CV and application form, successful candidates will be asked to prepare a policy two-pager ahead of at least two rounds of interviews. We expect to be able to make a job offer towards late April.

If you have any questions about this role, please reach out to FLI's Director of Policy through

About the Future of Life Institute (FLI)

FLI is an independent non-profit working to reduce large-scale, extreme risks from transformative technologies. We also aim for the future development and use of these technologies to be beneficial to all. Our work includes grant making, educational outreach, and policy engagement.

The work of our policy team focuses on the risks and benefits of AI. FLI created one of the earliest sets of AI governance principles – the Asilomar AI principles. The Institute, alongside the governments of France and Finland, is also the civil society champion of the recommendations on AI in the UN Secretary General’s Digital Cooperation Roadmap. FLI also recently announced a $25M multi-year grant program aimed at reducing existential risk. Our first grant program part of that, AI Existential Safety Program, launched at the end of 2021.

In Europe, FLI has two key priorities: i) mitigate the (existential) risk of increasingly powerful artificial intelligence and ii) regulate lethal autonomous weapons. You can find some of our EU work here: position papers on the liability directive and on the EU AI Act, a dedicated website to provide easily accessible information on the AI Act, and a paper about manipulation and the AI Act.

Our work has been covered in various media outlets in Europe: Wired (UK), SciècleDigital (France), Politico (EU), ScienceBusiness (EU), NRC Handelblad (Netherlands), Frankfurter Allgemeine, Der Spiegel, Tagesspiegel (Germany).

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