Archive for April 9th, 2012
House Democrat Seeks Tech Policy Fellow.
A member of the House Judiciary and Armed Services Committees seeks a Technology Policy Fellow to assist legislative staff with initiatives pertaining to digital privacy and cybersecurity.
A law degree or an advanced degree in a relevant field is strongly preferred, but not required. An undergraduate degree in a relevant field is required.
Candidates should have an in-depth understanding of digital privacy and/or cybersecurity issues and a basic understanding of the legislative process in the U.S. Congress.
Candidate should be expected to provide general support, research, and writing support to the legislative staff across all issue areas. This position is unpaid and minimum time commitment may be required.
Specific duties will include:
- Assist legislative staff with research and development of legislation related to digital privacy and cybersecurity.
- Monitor breaking developments and longer-term trends in the press and social media regarding issues at the “electronic frontier.”
- Work closely with advocacy groups in Washington and across the country to develop policy proposals.
- Engage executive branch agencies to conduct oversight of the Federal government’s technology, surveillance, and cybersecurity policies.