Overview: New America’s Open Technology Institute seeks enthusiastic, motivated law students or individuals with equivalent experience for multiple full-time internships during summer 2018 in our Washington, DC office. We’re looking for people who are passionate about tech policy and eager to learn about complex issues in a rapidly-changing environment. Applicants should be currently enrolled in an accredited law school, have recently graduated law school, be doing graduate-level work in public policy and technology, or have recently done graduate-level work in public policy and technology. Internships are paid and/or for credit.
New America is a think tank and civic enterprise committed to renewing American politics, prosperity, and purpose in the Digital Age. The Open Technology Institute works at the intersection of technology and policy to ensure that every community has equitable access to digital technology and its benefits. We promote universal access to communications technologies that are both open and secure, using a multidisciplinary approach that brings together advocates, researchers, organizers, and innovators. OTI’s work covers a range of Internet policy issues, including but not limited to net neutrality, broadband access and adoption, wireless broadband and spectrum, cybersecurity, encryption, government surveillance, Internet governance, privacy, and civil liberties.
Qualified interns may have the opportunity to author or co-author blog posts, articles, research papers, as well as FCC and other regulatory filings. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend educational events in Washington, DC, and to accompany OTI staff members attending meetings in Congress and administrative agencies.
Ideal candidates for the internship position will possess the following characteristics:
Submit a resume, one-page cover letter, and a brief (no more than ten page) writing sample. If you have a particular interest in any of the Internet policy issues listed, please note that in your cover letter. Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis.
No phone calls please.
New America is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better serve our clientele, our employees and our communities. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and drive outstanding results. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.