Program Intern (Paid)

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Placing computer scientists, engineers, and other technologists as tech policy advisors to Members of Congress.

Do you want an in-depth experience at the heart of tech policymaking in Congress and Washington? We are looking for a self-motivated graduate or undergraduate student or an individual with similar experience for a part-time or full-time internship for summer 2022.

You should have an interest in learning about and improving Congress or technology policy.

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About the Intern:

We are looking for a Programs Intern to work with staff and fellows. You will participate in TechCongress’ support of our Congressional Innovation Fellows and Scholars and contribute to our communications strategy.

Whether this internship will be remote / virtual or in Washington DC will be determined during the hiring process. TechCongress is a distributed team, across the country, and remote work is possible. This is a paid position.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support the administration of the Congressional Innovation Fellowship and the Congressional Innovation Scholars program

  • Support the organization and implementation of our recruitment events;

  • Support TechCongress’ editorial efforts – research, content creation, and copyediting;

  • Support analysis and strategic planning of our social media and podcast strategy

  • Help keep TechCongress’ website current, creating and uploading content

  • Support TechCongress events through live tweeting

  • Assist with TechCongress’ monthly newsletter by summarizing recent work

You will also have the opportunity to author or co-author blog posts, articles, press releases or press pitches, as well as the chance to attend educational events.

Required Qualifications:

  • A self-starter who can take on projects with minimal supervision;

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills;

  • Strong organizational skills, and keen attention to detail;

  • Available to work between 20-40 hours a week (part-time or full-time).

Additional Skills (a plus, but not required):

  • Familiarity with Squarespace, MailChimp, Zapier, Canva or image editing software;

  • Experience managing organizational social media accounts (non-personal accounts);

  • Experience with working on a podcast;

  • Interest in tech and policy.

Application Process

To apply, please submit a resume, a brief (no more than 2 page) writing sample, and answer the questions in the following form. Internships are paid $17/hour. An mid to late May or early June start date would be preferable, and submissions will be considered on a rolling basis.

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