Jobs

CURRENT OPENINGS: 


TRADE POLICY ANALYST

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)—a technology and economic policy think tank—seeks a trade and intellectual property policy analyst. The analyst will work on a wide range of trade policy issues including providing policy recommendations and insights regarding trade agreements the United States is negotiating and assessing foreign countries’ “innovation mercantilist” policies. The analyst will work at the intersection of a range of intellectual property, digital, and trade policy issues, including copyright, patent, digital content, and digital trade issues. The analyst will participate in and help shape outreach concerning trade and intellectual property policy with a wide range of international, congressional, industry, academic, and non-profit stakeholders. The position will be located in Washington, DC and reports to ITIF’s director of global innovation policy.

The ideal applicant will be a detail-oriented, high-energy, self-starter capable of developing innovative and original insights, analysis, and authorship while also being capable of thriving in a collaborative, team-oriented environment. The ideal analyst should be a highly productive analyst and writer, and a fresh thinker regarding trade and IP policy issues.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Conduct research assignments as directed;
  • Author long-form research reports related to a broad range of trade, digital economy, and intellectual property policy issues;
  • Proactively write blogs, editorials, and articles;
  • Contribute to organization and delivery of ITIF conferences and panel discussions;
  • Present at internal and external events on these policy issues.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in public policy, international trade, international business, economics, or related fields preferred, although applicants possessing a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of applied professional experience will be considered;

  • Demonstrated exceptional writing and communications skills;
  • Excellent research, analytical, and organizational skills;
  • Highly proactive and flexible, with an ability to simultaneously work on multiple projects in a dynamic, fast-paced, almost start-up like environment;
  • Ability to thrive both when working on projects independently and on team-oriented projects;
  • Ability to balance independent initiative with effectively executing assigned direction;
  • Ability to proactively network and build relationships with outside organizations;
  • Is ideally fluent at the intersection of business strategy, public policy, and national economic systems.

Application process: To apply for this position, please submit the following to jobs@itif.org, and indicate in the subject line of the email that your application is for the trade policy analyst position:

  • Cover letter explicitly stating specific interest in and qualifications for the position. Resumes submitted without a tailored cover letter will not be considered;
  • Resume, including references;
  • A writing sample of at least ten pages in length on a related topic. 

 

 


INNOVATION POLICY INTERN

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)—a technology and economic policy think tank—seeks an innovation policy research intern for the summer of 2015. The intern will contribute to several ongoing reports, including contributing to a project assessing innovation, trade, and competitiveness in advanced technology sectors and one that seeks to generate an in-depth understanding of the demographics of America’s innovators. Generally, the intern will gather and analyze data, attend events relating to innovation policy, and help draft reports. 

The ideal applicant will be detail-oriented, analytically focused, and capable of developing innovative and original insights, analysis, and authorship while also being capable of thriving in a collaborative, team-oriented environment. The ideal intern should be a highly productive data analyst, researcher, and writer who is prepared to think deeply regarding innovation policy issues.

This position is paid at an hourly rate and can be made full or part time (5 or 3 days per week). The position will begin in mid-June at ITIF’s offices in Washington, DC.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Contribute to a small team of researchers with the aim of impacting policy relating to innovation;
  • Collect, organize, and analyze data in Microsoft Excel;
  • Assist in drafting reports, op/eds, and blog posts relating to innovation and policy;
  • Handle one-off research requests and assignments.

Qualifications: At least a rising Junior standing in a 4-year undergraduate program is required. Students pursuing or who have completed degrees in economics, political science, international trade, international business, or related fields preferred. In addition, the candidate should have:

  • Exceptional writing and communications skills;
  • Excellent research, analytical, and organizational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Ability to quickly absorb and process information;
  • Ability to thrive both when working on projects independently and on team-oriented projects;
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel;
  • Excellent work ethic and willingness to learn.

Application process: To apply for this position, please submit the following to jobs@itif.org, and indicate in the subject line of the email that your application is for the innovation policy research intern position:

  • Cover letter explicitly stating specific interest in the position; 
  • Resume, including at least two references;
  • A writing sample between 3 and 5 pages in length, preferably on a related topic.

 ITIF is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy think tank committed to articulating and advancing a pro-innovation and pro-technology public policy agenda internationally, in Washington, and in the states. ITIF is governed by a board of distinguished IT and innovation policy leaders and experts.