Policy Fellow, Global Innovation (Paid)

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington, DC-based think tank, is seeking a policy fellow to conduct research on global innovation and digital trade policy issues in the summer of 2019, starting in May. The ideal applicant should have a demonstrated interest in the intersection of technological innovation and global trade policy, as well as exceptional research and writing abilities. Students with strong interest in trade and innovation policy issues are especially encouraged to apply. The position is available on a full- or part-time basis, 20-40 hours a week.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Identify and track global trade barriers, including regarding digital trade and data flows.
  • Write or help draft policy articles and op-eds.
  • Update the Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance website.
  • Conduct background research on countries’ innovation policies and strategies.
  • Provide research support (e.g., writing literature reviews, fact checking, etc.).


  • An undergraduate or graduate student in public policy, economics, political science, statistics, information science, computer science, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated interest in technology, trade, and public policy.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Highly proactive and flexible, with an ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required.

Application process:

To apply for this position, please submit the following to with “Summer Policy Fellow, Global Innovation” in the email subject line:

  • Cover letter (1 page, max);
  • Resume (1 page, max); and
  • Writing sample (2-3 pages max).

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Google Policy Fellow (Paid, Summer 2019)

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation is accepting applications for the Google Policy Fellowship program for 2019.

The ideal applicant should have a demonstrated interest in the intersection of public policy, technology, and data, as well as exceptional writing abilities. Graduate and undergraduate students are both welcome to apply. 

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 15th at 12:00 PM EST/ 9:00 AM PST.

Fellowships run from early June through early August (exact dates negotiable). 

Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,500.

More details are available on the Google Policy Fellowship website.