Global Innovation Policy Fellow, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (Washington, DC)


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 fall of 2020, starting on or after September 1, 2020. 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 part-time basis, up to 20 hours a week.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Support the Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance, including by updating the GTIPA website and helping produce monthly newsletters.
  • Identify and track global trade barriers, including regarding digital trade and data flows.
  • Write or help draft policy articles and op-eds.
  • Conduct background research on countries’ innovation and trade 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, 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.


To apply for this position, please submit the following to

  • Cover letter (1 page, max);
  • Resume (1 page, max); and
  • Writing sample (3-5 pages max).

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. (Last updated July 29, 2020.)

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