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Director, Global Policy

Position Summary: The Director, Global Policy and Strategy will play a key role in Public Knowledge’s mission to promote freedom of expression, an open internet, and access to affordable communications tools and creative works in the U.S. and globally. This position presents a rare opportunity for a hard-working, creative professional to work in a cutting-edge issue area and to become a public figure in the field.

Position Status: Full-time

Location: Washington, D.C.

Reports to: Public Knowledge General Counsel

Essential Duties:

  • Key global spokesperson for Public Knowledge’s issues including promoting open and accessible telecommunications and internet policies and balanced intellectual property policies
  • Capitalize on Public Knowledge staff expertise on domestic policy issues to support global policy initiatives
  • Represent Public Knowledge before a wide variety of audiences at conferences, meetings, and press events
  • Maintain contact with and preserve close relationships with a diverse array of constituencies aligned with the goals of PK
  • Provide expert information and strategy advice to Global South NGOs; lead PK efforts to bring Global NGO concerns to bear on U.S. policy, including trade
  • Create and oversee programs that engage the public in the global issues that Public Knowledge focuses on
  • Develop and lead campaign strategy efforts to engage and educate the public, including platform competition, cybersecurity, spectrum, universal service, and open internet policies.
  • Serve as a leading representative for Public Knowledge’s global work to press, policy makers, community groups, partners, and advocates.


  • 5+ years of relevant experience in global technology policy, including leadership of projects or programs
  • Strong knowledge of copyright policy, open internet issues, and competition policy
  • Strong Spanish language skills
  • Requires substantial international travel
  • Thorough understanding of U.S. policy dynamic
  • Knowledge about new technologies and the interplay between international communications law and copyright law
  • Familiarity with administrative rulemaking processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to meet deadlines, work independently, and produce high‐quality results
  • Experience with antitrust and competition law, or other facets of technology law are preferred

Compensation: Public Knowledge provides compensation based on experience and competitive with other public advocacy organizations, excellent benefits, and opportunities for professional growth.

To Apply: Send a resume including salary history and a cover letter regarding your interest in Public Knowledge to: jobs@publicknowledge.org, with the subject line Global Position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until November 4, 2016; open until filled.

Internships and Fellowships

Summer 2017 Legal Advocacy Interns

Public Knowledge is currently hiring legal advocacy interns for summer 2017. Applicants must be current law students. Applicants must have a strong interest in the U.S. policy making process -- the U.S. Congress, the executive branch, and agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in public interest (non-profit) technology policy, including issues arising under internet, telecommunications, copyright, patent, privacy, and international law. Internships are generally about 10 weeks, approximately the first week of June to mid-August.

Public Knowledge is committed to ensuring that all interns are compensated for their work. We will work with exceptional candidates who do not receive funding from their schools to help secure alternate third-party sources of summer funding.

To apply, send a cover letter describing your experience and interest in public interest work and Public Knowledge’s work, resume, law school transcript (unofficial or official), two references (preferably job related), and a writing sample or excerpt of less than three pages to recruiting@publicknowledge.org. Applications are now being accepted and will be considered on a rolling basis until February 24, 2017.

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To learn about Public Knowledge’s Internship and Fellowship programs, check out the videos below and visit publicknowledge.org/AdvocacyTraining



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