FPF works to advance responsible data practices. Staffed with experts in law, technology, and public policy, FPF operates on the belief that technological innovation and new uses of data can help solve big societal problems and improve lives. Technological innovation must be accompanied by fresh privacy thinking, so that it is possible to build a world where technological innovation and privacy can coexist. We work to reach consensus on ethical norms, policies, and business practices to address new privacy challenges. This Fellowship is designed to equip recent law school graduates with the skills to succeed in the privacy law profession, and to provide private and public employers with privacy professionals of exceptional knowledge, understanding, and commitment to privacy and individuals.
Applications Due November 8, 2021 for Sept. 2022-Aug. 2023 fellowship term.
This FPF Policy Fellowship is a one-year, public interest fellowship for recent law school graduates interested in learning and advancing responsible data practices. This position will support FPF policy staff issue areas based on interest, existing knowledge, and organizational needs.
The ideal candidate will be a superior writer; be ready to learn to translate complicated legal or technical topics for a variety of audiences; have the ability to remain professional and impartial while working in a complex environment; and an eagerness to learn and explore the implications of new technology applications. The Policy Fellow will interact regularly with leading senior figures in government, corporations, academia, advocacy groups, and law firms.
Importance of Fit
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about exploring the nuances of privacy in society; helping stakeholders reach consensus on ethical norms, policies, and business practices to address new privacy challenges; and the ability to thrive in a rapidly evolving policy environment.
The Policy Fellowship is a one-year, public interest fellowship for recent law school graduates committed to the advancement of responsible data practices. Applicants should have:
- Demonstrated interest in public policy work generally and specifically in the areas of data privacy, cybersecurity, emerging technology, and Internet law and policy;
- Strong academic record, participation in professional/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise in the relevant skills;
- Commitment to ethical practices;
- Demonstration of interpersonal qualities that show support for colleagues, peers, and a broader community;
- Superb legal writing and research skills;
- Ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment; and
- Commitment and ability to fulfill the one-year term required by the program.
- Previous internships or other experience in education, privacy, security, technology policy, political campaigns, or government positions, particularly those that demonstrate your ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience tracking and analyzing federal and state, or researching and analyzing legal issues on a global level.
- Reputation for being energetic, positive, and focused.
- Interested in supporting the development of practical solutions for the friction between protecting individual privacy and the potential for data and technology to provide desired efficiencies, address inequities, and improve lives.
FPF knows that having a diverse workforce is essential to our work. We do not discriminate against any candidate based on their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or age.
FPF provides equal opportunities in employment and can make further accommodations to meet your accessibility needs. Please, send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “LawPolicyFellow_NAME” if you need assistance in submitting your application.
Salary and Benefits:
$65,000; includes excellent health, dental, and vision coverage, three weeks of vacation plus the week between Christmas and New Year’s, and all federal holidays.
This is a full-time position based out of the Washington DC office. FPF staff are primarily working remotely until January 2022, with the option to work in-office as preferred, in accordance with building and organization COVID-19 safety regulations based on CDC recommendations.
How to Apply:
Please send your resume, a cover letter, law school transcript if you are or were in school within the past two years, and two writing samples to [email protected]. Please submit at least one sample that has not been edited by another party. Writing samples that are similar to blog posts or articles are especially useful.