Public Knowledge Now Hiring Summer 2018 Legal Advocacy Interns

Public Knowledge is currently hiring legal advocacy interns for summer 2018. Applicants must be current law students and must have a strong interest in the U.S. and global policy making process — the U.S. Congress, the executive branch, and agencies such as the FCC. 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 is fine), two references (preferably job-related), and a writing sample or excerpt of less than three pages to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through April 1, 2018.  

Organization Description:

Public Knowledge is a nonprofit technology policy organization that promotes freedom of expression, an open internet, and access to affordable communications tools and creative works. We challenge barriers to people’s rights to fairly create, access, own, and use content and innovative technologies by providing resources to policy makers and the public.

Our modes of advocacy include outreach to the U.S. Congress, the executive branch, and administrative agencies, filing administrative comments, submitting amicus briefs, hosting public education events, building coalitions, and writing white papers and blog posts. Legal advocacy interns participate in all aspects of our work.

For more general information about PK’s advocacy training program, click here.