ITIF Communications Internship

ITIF is a public policy think tank that focuses on innovation and technology policy. It conducts research in a host of areas including: privacy and internet policy, manufacturing and competitiveness, trade policy, energy, telecommunications, and life sciences and biotechnology policy. We also seek to educate policymakers, corporate executives and advocates working in these areas to assist in improving understanding of technology and innovation policy and increase the quality of the laws that are ultimately implemented.

We are seeking a communications intern who can assist in promoting the ITIF mission and message. This will include assisting with press engagement, social media activity, event promotion and management and stakeholder outreach. The position is unpaid but could be used for school credit.

Specific tasks will include but not be limited to:

  • Assist in tweeting from @ITIFdc about upcoming events, reports and news articles ITIF is quoted in as well as engaging individuals tweeting about our issue areas.
  • Attend ITIF events and assist with live tweeting of important points while engaging the online community in potential question and answer.
  • Review morning newsletters (Politico, National Journal, etc…,) New York Times, Washington Post and other top publications and pull stories related to our issue areas. Tweet and send to analysts as appropriate.
  • Edit blog posts, press releases and op-eds on an as needed basis and draft pieces as the internship progresses.
  • Assist individual policy analysts with promotion of specific reports and event on an as needed basis.
  • Flag news stories related to ITIF supporters and share with analysts and Outreach Director.
  • Assist in set-up and operation of ITIF Capitol Hill Happy Hours and supporter lunches.

For more information or to apply please contact Communications Director William Dube at

The Center for Data Innovation, a non-profit, non-partisan public policy think tank, has an opening for a Policy Analyst to join its team. The ideal applicant should understand recent trends in the use of data and analytics in the public and private sectors, and be well-versed on technologies related to big data, open data, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and data visualization. In addition, the applicant should have a clearly demonstrated interest in the intersection of public policy, technology, and data. This is a one-year position subject to renewal based on available funding. The position is based in Washington, D.C.
Essential responsibilities:
Write articles, op-eds, and reports about data and public policy
Organize and participate in conferences, panel discussions, debates, and other policy events
Contribute to a weekly newsletter on data innovation
Interview experts in industry and government about trends in data innovation
Update the Center’s website and related briefing materials
Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
A master’s degree in public policy, economics, political science, statistics, information science, or a related field, or a bachelor’s degree with two years of experience
Demonstrated interest in public policy and technology
Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing
Excellent research, analytical, and organizational skills
Highly proactive and flexible, with an ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
Ability to network and build relationships with outside organizations
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
Application process:
To apply for this position, please submit the following to
Cover letter
Writing sample (3-5 pages)
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Last updated September 5, 2014.