“I was exposed to numerous emerging technologies and their related public policy implications. I have gained significant experience with legislative research and have a better understanding of how existing policies affect the development of new technologies.”
– OPAR Intern, BME,
The Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Office of Policy Analysis and Research
(OPAR) is seeking student interns for the Spring 2010 semester. Ideal candidates will balance technical skills with an interest in public policy. The work environment is a small team of policy analysts in an information technology research laboratory. Note: This is an unpaid position, but we encourage students to pursue course credit for the experience.
Company Information: GTRI is the non-profit applied research arm of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. OPAR strives to facilitate the dialogue between policymakers and technologists.
1. Work 14 hours per week through Spring semester 2010 (January 11th – May 7th).
2. Attend weekly team meetings.
3. Conduct in-depth legislative research.
4. Participate in innovative applied policy research project.
5. Identify and update content on the OPAR website.
6. Fulfill other research assignments as needed.
“My time at OPAR has been an excellent experience. It has given me the opportunity to learn new methods of policy research while refining
both my writing and general research skills.”
– OPAR Intern, M.S. INTA,
Qualifications, Experience and Personal Attributes
The ideal candidate will be:
– U.S. Citizen (required)
– Currently enrolled GA Tech student (required)
– Familiar with the US legislative process.
– Fluent in English and have strong written and oral communication skills.
– Able to follow written and verbal instructions.
– Willing to seek assistance when assignment instructions are unclear.
– Reliable, trustworthy, and respectful.
– Able to effectively use Microsoft Office products (Word, Power Point).
Please send a résumé and brief writing sample (3 pages max.) to Moon Kim at email@example.com. Acceptable writing submissions include, but are not limited to policy briefings, memoranda and articles. Previously submitted class assignments are acceptable.
Based on your written application, you will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be conducted in mid to late November. Selected candidates will be announced within two weeks of the completion of interviews. Note that OPAR’s Spring 2010 team will be limited to six persons.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, November 16, 2009