We’re looking for an Intern to join the Community Broadband Networks Initiative team. The position is flexible with regard to hours and is based in our Minneapolis office. If you’re interested in working with us on Internet policy, check out the position posting and let us know.
Interested in Internet policy issues? Want to work in an exciting field to build more resilient economies and encourage more vibrant democracy? Want to have fun doing meaningful work?
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance seeks a part-time or full-time paid intern for its Community Broadband Networks program.
Our Ideal Intern
- Is enthusiastic about technology policy and believes in balancing private interests with public interests
- Writes compelling, well-researched and concise articles on a short deadline
- Can juggle multiple tasks
- Works independently
- Is creative – graphics, videos, audio, whatever. Multimedia is wonderful.
- Is confident calling people to interview them over the phone
- Is self-directed
- Has some background knowledge of economics and public policy
The Kinds of Things We Do
- We run MuniNetworks.org – the hub of the community networks movement
- Create fact sheets, reports, videos, podcasts, and the occasional comic. The White House relied on our research for its own report on broadband networks
- Advise communities on how to improve Internet access for businesses and residents
- Educate the media and policymakers on Internet policy
HOW TO APPLY
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject Line: ILSR INTERNet Application
- Explain in 3 paragraphs why you are the ideal intern.
- Attach a resume and writing sample (or relevant creative work)
- Please do not call
- Flexible hours
- Experience in the fast paced high tech public policy world
- Pay based on qualifications and time commitment.
Get your responses in by August 18, 2017. If you are incredible, we may create another position. Never hurts to try.