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. FPF brings together industry, academics, consumer advocates, and other thought leaders to explore the challenges posed by technological innovation and develop privacy protections, ethical norms and workable business practices. As an intern you will work in the regional office of FPF, reporting to the Managing Director, Europe.
We are seeking an EU Policy Intern to assist our Brussels-based team. You will contribute to projects by following and analyzing privacy and data protection European and national case law, recent academic research, guidelines, and decisions from the European Data Protection Board and national Data Protection Authorities. The role will also involve monitoring the activity of EU institutions around privacy and data protection, including Communications and Proposals of the European Commission and legislative reports from the European Parliament and the Council of the EU.
The ideal candidate would have:
- Good writing skills and an ability to curate information based on independent research skills
- Experience or previous participation in professional/volunteer activities, as well as subject-matter expertise in the relevant skills (are a plus)
- Demonstrated interest in the areas of European data protection, privacy, and emerging data-driven technologies
- A basic knowledge of the EU data protection framework and of how the EU legislative procedures work
- Interpersonal qualities that show support for colleagues, peers, and a broader community
- An ability to work in a highly collaborative and diverse project-team environment, with colleagues from different jurisdictions and backgrounds
The vacancy is for a temporary contract, starting on September 1, 2022 and ending on February 28, 2023. The remuneration is based on the annual salary of 50.000 EUR. You are available for 40 hours per week to work in the field. In consultation with your internship supervisor, you may work partly in FPF’s Brussels office and partly from home.
To apply, send your CV, a 1 page cover letter, and a short writing sample to [email protected] with the subject line “EU Policy Intern_NAME” until June 15, 2022 COB. We look forward to receiving your application!