TechFreedom is excited to participate in the Summer 2023 Google Public Policy Fellowship Program. Students interested in Internet and technology policy may apply to this program, which offers an opportunity to spend the summer semester working on the issues they’re interested in and gaining valuable professional experience. Deadline to apply is April 14th.

About TechFreedom

TechFreedom is a nonpartisan tech policy think tank based in Washington, D.C. As dynamists, we embrace a world of continuous invention, discovery, and entrepreneurship. We study the ongoing Digital Revolution and its transformation of communications technologies. Our scholarship focuses on six issue areas:

  • Free Speech
  • Platform regulation and intermediary responsibility
  • Antitrust and consumer protection law
  • Privacy, artificial intelligence, child protection, and data security
  • Telecommunications law
  • Administrative law and related constitutional issues

We provide in-depth legal analysis to policymakers, courts, the media, and others in civil society trying to understand these and other issues. While we primarily employ and are looking for lawyers (and lawyers in training), we accept applications from interested economics and computer science PhD students who can identify specific ways they might enrich our scholarship, for example by explaining the real-world implications of changes to existing law. 

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Fellow responsibilities include:

  • Researching key legal and policy issues and contributing to, reviewing, and fact-checking legal briefs, regulatory comments, press releases, and more
  • Tracking technology-related court cases and legislation and assisting with writing and submitting regulatory comments and amicus briefs
  • Researching, providing support for, and writing op-eds, memoranda, and papers on current legal issues related to technology
  • Crafting citations and footnotes in accordance with the Bluebook Uniform System of Citation
  • Attending Capitol Hill hearings, speaker events, and virtual panels to take notes, cover via social media, and connect with the technology law community

The following experience and qualifications are particularly relevant:

  • Internships or work experience with the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission, or a regulatory agency involved with the tech industry
  • Journal or law review membership
  • Antitrust or Competition Law, Communications Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Privacy Law, and Statutory Interpretation
  • Congressional or legislative experience