Public Policy Intern
Employment type: Full time or 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 five offices around the world and are growing.
Our offices support information technology clients from cloud and broadband providers to satellite, space, software, and mobile companies. We cover public policy issues across the information technology and telecommunications fields — including data and trade policy, cybersecurity, and Internet governance.
If you are ready for a challenge, please apply.
- Researching and analysing domestic and international policy topics, political trends, processes, and regulations across all information technology and telecommunications policy areas.
- Providing on-going tracking and documenting of policy developments across multiple markets.
- Assisting in the creation of marketing content and briefings to support client engagement in policy and business.
- Supporting research of telecommunications licensing requirements and manage licensing projects.
- Providing back-up administrative support.
Desired skills and experience
- Bachelor’s degree in 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 organised, highly motivated, and proactive in finding ways to get things done and meet professional goals.
- Ability to handle multiple requests, sometimes changing priority mid-stream.
- Effective time management skills.
- Master’s degree or candidacy for master’s degree.
- Fluency in one or more foreign languages.
- Previous consultancy and/or technology policy experience.
You will be 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
- Write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that tells us why you’re the right person for the job. Be creative and concise, include a copy of your CV.
- Please also include an example of your best work that shows why you’re right for the job. This could take many forms, either something you created such as a published piece of analysis or academic work, or something that mentions your achievements such as a news article.