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ITI’s Experiential Learning Program seeks qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in tech policy to further their skills and goals in a policy advocacy organization. Depending on your program status, positions are available for academic credit or an hourly wage – $14/hr for internships and $17/hr for fellowships. Interns/fellows are not expected to work more than 25 hours per week from Monday-Friday.

ITI takes in up to three interns/fellows across the organization’s two teams per term. Please see below for descriptions of the teams and term timelines.

  • Policy Team houses the bulk of ITI’s global advocacy, with specific to certain issues (e.g., cybersecurity, environment) as well as geographies, including the Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America.
  • Government Affairs Team houses ITI’s advocacy in the U.S. with a focus on specific issue areas and Congressional activity.

Term

Applications Open

Application Deadline

Start Date

End Date

Spring

Last Monday of October

Last Friday of November

Second Monday of January

Last Friday of April

Summer

Third Monday of March

Third Friday of April

First Monday of June

Second Friday of August

Fall

Third Monday of June

Fourth Friday of July

First Tuesday of September

Second Friday of December


In your application, please submit a résumé, cover letter, 1-2 page writing sample, and the term for which you are applying for. Applications missing any of these components will not be considered. There are no explicit requirements for the writing sample other than length – it may be an excerpt and on any topic, so long as it is a proper sample of your individual writing.

Please send your applications to Janelle Blackwood at jblackwood@itic.org. No follow-up calls, please.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor legislative, regulatory, and policy proposals in U.S. (local, state, and federal) as well as global markets;
  • Assist in drafting fact sheets, position papers, letters, comments, and other written materials for policymakers;
  • Manage projects under staff members such as new policy initiatives and member surveys;
  • Maintain tracking sheets for policy developments, industry contacts, and other data as necessary, including but not limited to ITI interviews, news mentions, and press clippings;
  • Assist in the drafting of strategic recommendations and other written products for ITI members;
  • Attend and produce summaries of Congressional or Executive Branch hearings and other external events on a wide range of technology issues;
  • Monitor current events and compose news clippings;
  • Compile data and other information for research intensive projects, as needed;
  • Contribute to drafting press statements and other written communications materials, including regular newsletters;
  • Assisting with ITI social media accounts (including Twitter and Facebook) and press lists.

FELLOW QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Enrolled in a Master’s degree program focused on political science, public policy, international affairs, international business/economics, technology policy (e.g., cybersecurity), communications, or a related field
    • Also eligible are students enrolled in a legal or professional (e.g., JD/LLM) degree program focused on international business, international trade, consumer protection, data/privacy, or competition/anti-trust
    • Demonstrated interest and knowledge of technology policy
    • Strong open source research, written communication, and analytical skills
    • Attention to detail as well as ability to summarize quickly and understandably
    • Superior time management and organization
    • Self-starter working well in a team environment
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required
    • Foreign language competency preferred, but not necessary, in languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, French, German, Thai, or Bahasa Indonesian.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program focused on political science, public policy, international affairs, economics, technology policy (e.g., cybersecurity), relevant STEM (e.g., engineering, computer science), communications, or a related field
  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge of technology policy
  • Strong open source research, written communication, and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail as well as ability to summarize quickly and understandably
  • Superior time management and organization
  • Self-starter working well in a team environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required
  • Foreign language competency preferred, but not necessary, in languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, French, German, Thai, or Bahasa Indonesian.
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