Website GeorgetownCPT Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law
The Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law is a think tank that undertakes research and advocacy to expose and mitigate the impact of surveillance on historically marginalized communities. The Center on Privacy & Technology Justice Fellowship will offer a recent law graduate (JD) the opportunity to work for one year with the Center on cutting-edge issues in privacy and surveillance law and policy. The focus areas of the fellowship will be determined based on the needs of the Center, and the skills, expertise and interests of the fellow.
Currently, the Center is focused on:
- Studying the impact of government surveillance and commercial data practices on vulnerable communities, including racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, LGBT persons, and the poor;
- Providing intellectual and legal foundations for reforms to our nation’s privacy laws, particularly as they relate to technologies and their impact on historically marginalized communities; and
- Offering academic courses that prepare our students to be leaders in privacy practice, policy making and advocacy.
Fellow Duties: Fellows will conduct legal and policy research; write blogs, white papers and op-eds for popular media; work in coalitions alongside advocates, NGOs, and companies; and brief policymakers, media, and business leaders.
- The fellowship is open to law students earning a JD in May 2023. Start date would be approximately August – October 2023.
- Applicants should have excellent research and writing skills, and a demonstrated interest in civil rights and social justice, which may include lived experience of the issues the Center works on.
Outside sources of funding are NOT required to be eligible for this position. However, under the structure of this position the Center on Privacy & Technology will also consider requests to host individuals for fellowships where the projects align with our areas of expertise and the fellow is able to identify their own outside source of funding. This includes current law students from any ABA-accredited law school seeking a postgraduate fellowship that is partially or fully funded by an external source, such as a Skadden fellowship, Equal Justice Works, Justice Catalyst, Soros, or a program funded by your school.
Salary: $62,500 plus Georgetown University fellow benefits package.
How to Apply:
Please create a single PDF with the filename: LASTNAME_Firstname.pdf that includes—in order:
- A cover letter that explains your interest in working with us;
- Your resume, including GPA;
- Three references with contact information only (no need to submit letters of recommendation); and
- A 500-800 words response to the question, “What is a technology policy issue that interests you and that affects a historically disadvantaged community or communities?”
Send the file to: [email protected] The final date to apply is Tuesday, February 28, at midnight eastern standard time.