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Two photos of joyful, smiling children illustrate the future Thorn is trying to build.

Our mission to defend children from sexual abuse is deeply embedded within our core — a shared code that drives us to do challenging work with resilience and determination.

As a nonprofit that develops and uses technology to defend children, we offer the best of both worlds. Our culture of innovation will challenge you to continually develop your skills while building groundbreaking solutions that create a safer world for kids.

We collaborate with the sharpest minds from tech, nonprofit, government, and law enforcement, and influence decisions that impact children across the globe. You’ll witness the real-world impact of your work as you create solutions alongside colleagues with top skills and unique perspectives.

Join us and take your place among some of the best hearts and minds as we build a world where every child can be safe, curious, and happy.

The employee experience

Our values of trust, inclusion, and resilience form the foundation of our employee experience. These values are expressed in four unique ways.

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Critically committed

Our mission to defend children from sexual exploitation and abuse is our top priority and the driving force behind everything we do.

Whole-istically human

There is humanity in our mission, in how we treat each other, in our lives, in our work, and in our culture of wellness, care, and compassion.

Transformational tech

We are an unstoppable force — resting but never quitting. Constantly improving, challenging, adapting, and solving problems with technology and programs that drive positive change in children’s lives.

Purposeful growth

Combining our organizational stability with teamwork and passion, we create a foundation for individuals to become better versions of themselves together.

Unique, people-centered benefits

Remote first

Work from the comfort of anywhere, inside the continental United States, with flexible schedules that revolve around you, a technology stipend to cover your home office needs, and occasional in-person team meet-ups.

Mental well-being

Thorn offers company-paid wellness support inclusive of therapy, coaching, trauma-informed counseling, and more.

Matched 401(k)

Invest in your future and financial well-being with our matched support.

Health benefits & paid leave

Competitive medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents as well as paid leave to grow your family, care for your loved ones, and care for yourself.

Generous time off

Adventure and rest how you see fit with flexible PTO and generous company time off, including a fall and winter break. Plus, a 6-week paid sabbatical after 4 years tenure.

Learning & development

A professional development budget to support your continued growth.

Our culture

We take immense pride and satisfaction in our efforts to build a safer world for children. The work we do every day drives tangible and meaningful results. Although this requires resilience, we add levity to our day-to-day by fostering a supportive environment where every person is afforded the space to work hard and rest well.

A grid of four images shows the engaging employee culture at Thorn. Concerts on Zoom, archery classes, team dinners, and company retreats are just a few ways the team adds levity and joy to the hard work they do each day.


Making DEIB our priority

We believe that building a culture where Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging are woven into the fabric of our organization is vital to our mission. Thorn is committed to building a diverse team where there is equitable opportunity for growth and inclusive ways of working, and where every team member can feel a true sense of belonging as they bring their whole selves to this work.


Equipped for the journey

We foster an environment of wellness, care, and compassion. Our employees’ personal and professional well-being is key to our strong and resilient workforce. Supporting our team with wellness groups, individual coaching, and a connected community full of compassionate colleagues is vital to the sustainability of our work.



Work that works with you

As a remote-first organization since our inception in 2012, we’ve mastered how to create a connected culture and community that embraces teamwork and collaboration. 
We value and recognize that our human experiences — family, health, adventure — are important and necessary. We provide the autonomy and flexibility to succeed both individually 
and collectively.

Career with Cause: hear from our team

Learn about a career with Thorn from the people whose passion drives our mission — the Thorn team. Together, we blog about our unique culture, what inspires us to do what we do, and how a career here is unlike anything you’ve experienced.


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