Cessna & Associates Information Technology Industry Council Internship and Fellowship Programs

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) advocates for public policies that advance innovation, open markets, and enable the transformational economic, societal, and commercial opportunities that our companies are creating.  Members represent the entire spectrum of technology: from internet companies to hardware and networking equipment manufacturers, to software developers.  Its diverse membership and expert staff provide a broad perspective and intelligent insight in confronting the implications and opportunities of policy activities around the world.  ITI is offering a Fellowship Program with the Policy team, focused on the Americas.  The Policy team manages ITI’s policy engagement and advocacy around the world on a range of issues related to the tech industry, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and U.S. markets.  The Policy Team position is available to undergrad, graduate, or law students for academic credit or an hourly wage of $15/hour for undergrad and $17/hour for graduate or law school students, with a 25-hour workweek from Monday-Friday.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is April 22, 2021.


  • Monitor legislative, regulatory, and policy proposals in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Assist in drafting fact sheets, position papers, letters, comments, and other written materials for policymakers.
  • Manage projects under staff members, such as new policy initiatives and member surveys.
  • Maintain tracking sheets for policy developments, industry contacts, and other data as necessary, including but not limited to ITI interviews, news mentions, and press clippings.
  • Collect and track regulatory data on technical barriers to trade, export control regulations, and tech sector impacts in key markets along with regulatory initiatives and engagement strategies in the Americas.
  • Synthesize, present, and analyze information on trade and tax, AI, privacy, cybersecurity, telecom, and 5G.
  • Assist in the drafting of strategic recommendations and other written products for ITI members.
  • Attend and produce summaries of virtual external events on a wide range of technology issues related to the Americas.
  • Monitor current events and compose news clippings.
  • Compile data and other information for research projects.
  • Coordinate and organize virtual trips and events.


  • Internship – Rising Sophomore, Junior, or Senior actively attending an accredited undergraduate program with a major/interest in the areas listed in the Fellowship requirements below
  • Fellowship – Applied and accepted into a master’s degree program focused on political science, public policy, international affairs/relations, regional studies, economics, technology policy (e.g., cybersecurity), relevant STEM (e.g., engineering, computer science), business, communications, marketing, or a related field
    • Students enrolled in a legal or professional (e.g., JD/LLM) degree program focused on international business, international trade, consumer protection, data/privacy, or competition/anti-trust are also eligible for these opportunities
  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge of technology policy or Western Hemisphere Affairs
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing, synthesizing, and presenting information
  • Exposure or experience in the government-industry
  • Open-source research, analytical, writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office 365 required
  • Foreign language competency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is preferred.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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