Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) seeks an enthusiastic and motivated current or recent undergraduate or graduate student with academic or work experience in human rights and technology policy for a full or part-time internship during the fall of 2021. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about the intersection of technology, policy, and human rights, and who is eager to learn about complex issues in a rapidly-changing non-profit environment.
RDR works to promote freedom of expression and privacy on the internet by creating global standards and incentives for companies to respect and protect users’ rights. We do this by ranking the world’s most powerful digital platforms and telecommunications companies on relevant commitments and policies, based on international human rights standards. We work with companies as well as advocates, researchers, investors, and policymakers to establish and advance global standards for corporate accountability.
Ranking Digital Rights is housed at New America, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States. RDR is a globally distributed team, with staff working from the Washington, DC area, New York City, Berlin, Buenos Aires, and other locations.
Ideal candidates for the internship position will possess the following characteristics:
Physical demands: this position often requires completing work at a computer.
Technological disruption, online discrimination, and the digital divide disproportionately affect
the most historically marginalized communities in society, including people of color, women,
LGBTQIA+ people, and people with a disability. RDR is committed to centering the needs of
these communities in our work, and we strongly encourage applications from people with a
diverse array of backgrounds to support this mission.
How to apply:
Submit a resume, one-page cover letter, and a brief (no more than three pages) writing sample.
Interns are paid $17/hour. Must be able to work at least 10 hours/week for 10 weeks. Flexible on start dates. Application deadline: August 1, 2021.
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 mission,
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.