Join the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) Fellowship Program And Promote Innovation Worldwide!
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.
ITI’s Fellowship Program seeks four (4) qualified graduate students who are interested in tech policy to further their academic and career development in a policy advocacy organization. Positions are available for academic credit or an hourly wage of $17/hour with a 25-hour workweek from Monday-Friday.
About Our Teams:
Government Affairs Team manages ITI’s advocacy and lobbying efforts in the United States, with a focus on specific issue areas and Congressional activity.
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.
Public Sector Team manages ITI’s advocacy in the United States on government procurement policies and practices at the federal and state levels.
Monitor legislative, regulatory, and policy proposals in the United States (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.
Collect and track regulatory data on Energy Star, California e-waste law, Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), technical barriers to trade, export control regulations, and tech sector impacts in key markets along with regulatory initiatives and engagement strategies in Latin America and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
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 projects.
Coordinate and organize virtual trips and events.
Contribute to drafting press statements and other written communications materials, including regular newsletters.
Assist with ITI social media accounts (including Twitter and Facebook) and press lists.
Applied and accepted into a Master’s degree program focused on political science, public policy, international affairs/relations, economics, technology policy (e.g., cybersecurity), relevant STEM (e.g., engineering, computer science), business, communications, marketing, 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
Open source research, analytical, writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
Familiarity with Microsoft Office 365
Foreign language competency preferred, but not necessary, in languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Korean, and language of an ASEAN country (Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Bahasa Indonesian, etc.)
Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills
Strong 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
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 describing your preferred team to join, the specific term, interest, qualifications, resume, and a one-two page writing sample. 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.
Please send your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit your information to the appropriate job link by the application deadline listed below.
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.
About Cessna & Associates, LLC
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