FPF is seeking a talented law graduate for a one-year position working as a Legal & Policy Fellow in the emerging area of privacy and data protection. Fellows are involved with leading edge work at the center of the privacy debates, and will work on issues ranging from ethics in Big Data, student privacy, wearable technologies, drones and the Internet of Things, and geolocation data. The Fellow’s work will include drafting reports and briefs on emerging issues related to privacy and technology, managing and leading working groups on FPF issue priorities, and providing thoughtful commentary through blog posts, media interviews, and public panel presentations.
The ideal candidate will excel in writing, editing, and have excellent verbal communication skills. Talent for taking initiative and working independently are essential. Self-starters are welcome. Successful Fellows work with staff to pursue independent writing and speaking opportunities.
- Juris Doctorate required.
- General interest in the areas of privacy and emerging technologies.
- Familiarity with existing privacy scholarship and consumer privacy doctrine a plus.
- Excellent research and writing capabilities – and a bit of Bluebooking skill.
- Familiarity with WordPress and use of social media or willingness to learn
- Ability to multi-task and work independently.
Start Date: Fall 2015
Candidates who wish to apply for this Fellowship should submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (ideally an essay/memo and not a legal brief) to Joseph Jerome at firstname.lastname@example.org.