Information Technology Industry Council – Internships and Fellowships

Read below for details on Internships (Sophomores+) and Fellowships (MS +) for a tech policy/advocacy organization called Information Technology Industry Council.

Also, below are links for GAO opportunities that may be of interest to tech/engineering students.

Open & Upcoming GAO Opportunities: 

  • Information Technology (IT) Auditor Entry-Level jobs in our Professional Development Program (PDP)now open; closes May 7.  No maximum applicant limit.  This position requires IT-related experience or education.
  • Analyst and Operations/Administrative Fall Internships: announcements expected in May.

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Join the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) Internship/Fellowship Program

Applications must be submitted by April 22, 2021.

At the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), we advocate for public policies that advance innovation, open markets, and enable the transformational economic, societal, and commercial opportunities that our companies are creating.  Our members represent the entire spectrum of technology: from internet companies, to hardware and networking equipment manufacturers, to software developers.  ITI’s diverse membership and expert staff provide a broad perspective and intelligent insight in confronting the implications and opportunities of policy activities around the world.

Come join the Policy – Americas Team

ITI is offering a Fellowship Program with the Policy team, focused on the Americas.  The Policy team manages ITI’s policy engagement and advocacy around the world on a range of issues related to the tech industry, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and U.S. markets.  The Americas Policy team seeks a qualified undergrad or graduate student interested in Western Hemisphere or tech policy to further their academic and career development in a policy advocacy organization.

The Policy Team position is available to undergrad, graduate, or law students for academic credit or an hourly wage of $15/hour for undergrad and $17/hour for graduate or law school students, with a 25-hour work week from Monday-Friday.

Your responsibilities:

  • Monitor legislative, regulatory, and policy proposals in the Western Hemisphere.
  • 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.
  • Collect and track regulatory data on technical barriers to trade, export control regulations, and tech sector impacts in key markets along with regulatory initiatives and engagement strategies in the Americas.
  • Synthesize, present, and analyze information on trade and tax, AI, privacy, cybersecurity, telecom, and 5G.
  • Assist in the drafting of strategic recommendations and other written products for ITI members.
  • Attend and produce summaries of virtual external events on a wide range of technology issues related to the Americas.
  • Monitor current events and compose news clippings.
  • Compile data and other information for research projects.
  • Coordinate and organize virtual trips and events.

 Your qualifications:

  • Internship – Rising Sophomore, Junior, or Senior actively attending an accredited undergraduate program with a major/interest in the areas listed in the Fellowship requirements below
  • Fellowship – Applied and accepted into a master’s degree program focused on political science, public policy, international affairs/relations, regional studies, economics, technology policy (e.g., cybersecurity), relevant STEM (e.g., engineering, computer science), business, communications, marketing, or a related field

o   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 or Western Hemisphere Affairs
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing, synthesizing, and presenting information
  • Exposure or experience in the government industry
  • Open source research, analytical, writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office 365 required
  • Foreign language competency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is preferred.

 Your intangibles:

  • Self-starter
  • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize competing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Commitment to accuracy, detail, and follow-up
  • Team player that works to build consensus
  • Customer service-oriented; possess tact, diplomacy, good judgment and discretion, reliability, and professionalism

 Your perks:

  • A stimulating work environment in a fast-paced regulatory landscape;
  • Working with expert colleagues that provide a broad perspective and intelligent insight in confronting the implications and opportunities of policy activities around the world;
  • Daily exchange with a multicultural team of colleagues, primarily in Washington, DC, and Brussels;
  • And, much more!

Are you a good match?

Submit a cover letter, resume, and a one-two page writing sample to the job link.

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 writing.  Applications missing any of these components will not be considered. Applications must be submitted by April 22, 2021.

*Local and non-local applicants are encouraged to apply; no relocation required.

ITI is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to an inclusive workplace.  We encourage diversity and do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristics.

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By Amber Samuels
Amber Samuels SEAS Career Services Fellow Amber Samuels