EU Policy Fellow

Reports To
FPF Managing Director in Europe

About Us
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. To learn more about FPF in Europe, see fpf.org/eu.

General Overview
The EU Policy Fellow is an entry-level position. The Fellow will work directly with the Managing Director for Europe and Senior Fellow for Global privacy developments and European data protection law and policy.

The EU Policy Fellow will primarily support FPF’s work on data protection and privacy issues in Europe by following and analyzing European and national case-law relevant for the field, recent academic research, guidelines and decisions from the European Data Protection Board and national Data Protection Authorities, Communications of the European Commission, legislative reports of the European Parliament and the activity of the European Council. Preferably the candidate has relevant experience in working with stakeholders in Brussels (SNE programs, Bluebook traineeships etc.).
The ideal candidate will be a superior writer; has conducted research previously and has published analysis relevant for data protection and privacy law; works well in a team; is capable of summarizing in key points complex legal and technical matters; has impeccable work ethics; is an excellent communicator.

The EU Policy Fellow will interact regularly with leading senior figures in government, corporations, academia, advocacy groups, and law firms. This is a 12-month fellowship, full-time, and could become a permanent position contingent on performance.

Requirements

  • University degree (Law preferred, but other social sciences, like Political Science, Government Affairs or European Studies may be considered);
  • Excellent drafting skills;
  • Excellent communicator;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Passionate about both protecting privacy and the potential for data and technology to improve society.

Desired Attributes

  • Based in/near Brussels or in the Netherlands;
  • Knowledge of general EU law is an advantage;
  • Experience working with the GDPR and the ePrivacy Directive is an advantage;
  • Previous internships, fellowships or other experience in privacy, security, or technology policy;
  • Reputation for being entrepreneurial, energetic, positive, and focused.

FPF knows that having a diverse workforce is essential to our work. We do not discriminate against any candidate based on their race, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

Further, FPF prides itself on providing equal opportunities in employment and can make further accommodations to meet your accessibility needs. Please, send us an email with the subject line “Application_2020EUPolicyFellow” if you need assistance in submitting your application.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].