Legal and Policy Internships

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. FPF helps fill the void in the “space not occupied by law” which exists due to the speed of technology development. As “data optimists,” we believe that the power of data for good is a net benefit to society, and that it can be well-managed to control risks and offer the best protections and empowerment to consumers and individuals.

FPF seeks legal interns to support Senior Counsels responsible for developing and evaluating data practices in the consumer and commercial sector by shaping corporate practices, engaging with regulators and government agencies, and providing thought leadership in a variety of settings. Issue portfolios may include privacy concerns related to current commercial and consumer technologies such as – but not limited to – Big Data and the Internet of Things, connected cars, student data, ad tracking, mobile location data use, smart cities, deidentification standards, algorithms, and biometrics and AI.

Up to 5 positions, located in the Washington D.C. office, though exceptional candidates may be able to work remotely.

To apply, please send your resume, writing sample, and cover letter to [email protected]. Applications accepted on a rolling basis and are generally due two months before the internship would begin. FPF is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace that supports employees professionally and personally through our employment practices and benefits offerings. We encourage applications from individuals who represent a variety of backgrounds based on sex, race, ethnicity, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, and other factors protected by law. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please reach out to [email protected]