There's lots of opportunity to learn about and gain specialized knowledge in internet governance and policy, research and write, and participate as a member of our team and learn about digital rights.
About the Organization
Access is an international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world. With offices in Brussels, New York, Santiago, and Tunis, we combine innovative policy, user engagement, and direct technical support, and work globally with activists, civil society, and policymakers to build technical capacity and advocate for open and secure communications for all.
Internet Governance Reform Initiative and Internship
Internet governance gets at the heart of who should run the Internet and how. In the wake of recent revelations of mass surveillance, this issue has never been more contentious.
Our Internet Governance Reform initiative aims to keep decisions about the Internet open, transparent, inclusive, and rights-respecting. The future of the Internet is literally on the line.
The IGR Intern will work directly with one of our senior policy analysts and support us in analyzing and contributing to international and national policy processes, advocating with governments and companies, building coalitions, and educating the public about important
developments in Internet governance.
Interns can expect the following responsibilities, tasks and experiences:
● To gain specialized knowledge in internet governance and policy
● Be mentored and trained by a member of our policy team
● Research, write, and edit policy briefs and position papers with full attribution
● Prepare external and internal advocacy materials and write blog posts
● Meet partner groups and participate in on- and off-site meetings and strategy sessions
● Attend and contribute to our team meetings
● Gain insight into how international NGOs work
A successful applicant will be enrolled in (or a recent graduate of) a program in law, political
science, international relations, or have an interest in technology, digital and human rights,
or political participation. Preference will be given to candidates in a masters, or equivalent,
Being well organized, motivated, and reliable will also help your application. So will proven
research and writing skills and fluency in a foreign language, but if you only speak English, that’s fine too.
Interns will ideally work out of our amazing New York City Office. However, due to our love
of the Internet, we’re happy to talk virtually and applicants will be considered from locations
● One full academic term (usually 3 to 4 months)
● Minimum of 16-20 hours per week (more if desirable; negotiable depending on specific
circumstances of candidate)
● A small stipend may be available.
● Start date – ASAP.
To apply, send a copy of your CV, a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications
for the position, and two references (An academic and a character reference) to
Deadline: ASAP with applications accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled Access is an international NGO based in New York, NY. We are an equal opportunity employer.
We value and encourage diversity and consider applicants for all positions without regard to
race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.