Employment type: Full/Part Time
Location: Washington, DC
Access Partnership enables consumer access to technology. To do this, we create the environment that allows governments to adopt technologies effectively and responsibly by analysing global trends for the risks and opportunities they create for technology businesses and users of technology, identifying strategies to mitigate those risks and driving opportunities to our clients’ advantage. Our firm uniquely mixes public policy and engineering competencies to achieve our goals. We have six offices around the world and are growing.
Access Partnership seeks an intellectually curious and articulate individual interested in exposure to the world’s leading information and communications technology (ICT) companies. Given the fast pace, constant evolution, and high profile political focus on technology policy, we seek dynamic, flexible, intelligent individuals ready to face new challenges.
If you are ready for a challenge, please apply.
- Research and analyse domestic and international policy topics, political trends, processes, and regulations across all information technology and telecommunications policy areas.
- Provide on-going tracking and documenting of policy developments across multiple markets.
- Assist in the development of office resources (marketing content, one-pagers, etc.) to backstop client engagement, including both policy and business issues.
- Support research of telecommunications licensing requirements and manage licensing projects.
- Provide back-up administrative support.
Desired skills and experience
- Bachelor’s degree in a related area.
- A genuine interest in technology policy.
- An interest in international trade, politics, business and market trends.
- Demonstrated research abilities.
- A good attitude.
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate at all levels.
- IT literacy – at least intermediate level Microsoft office and other publishing platforms.
- The ability to grasp new concepts quickly, and be self-sufficient.
- Well organized, highly motivated, and proactive in finding ways to get things done and meet professional goals.
- Flexibility to handle multiple requests, sometimes changing priority mid-stream.
- Effective time management skills.
- Graduate degree or candidacy for graduate degree.
- Fluency in one or more foreign languages.
- Previous consultancy and/or technology policy experience.
The position is remunerated on an hourly basis.
The internship would be for an initial term of three months. We are open to flexible schedules, but would prefer a candidate who is available in the office at least 20 hours per week.
How to apply
Interested applicants should submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A short cover letter
- A CV, outlining relevant skills and experience.
- An example of your best work. This could take many forms, including a student paper, published article, analysis piece — anything that indicates why you would be a good fit for Access Partnership.