Research Assistant – Information Technology and Innovation Foundation – Washington, DC


Position description

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation—a Washington, D.C.-based think tank—is seeking to hire a research assistant to contribute to work on policy issues relating to information technology (IT) and Internet policy, including copyright, cybersecurity, data science, digital copyright, e-government, and privacy.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Research public policy issues related to IT and the Internet
  • Write policy reports, op-eds, blogs, and other materials
  • Read, summarize and track relevant legislation and regulations
  • Attend and summarize events and hearings relevant to policy issues
  • Locate, extract, manipulate, find patterns, and draw conclusions from government data sources and private datasets


  • A Bachelor’s degree in public policy, economics, political science, or similar field
  • Strong knowledge of computer science, technology trends, and Internet policy issues
  • Excellent writing skills, especially an ability to write for policy audiences
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences

Application instructions

To apply for the position, please submit the following to the Director of Personnel by clicking “apply now”

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample of at least 3 pages

ITIF is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy think tank committed to articulating and advancing a pro-productivity and pro-innovation public policy agenda. We believe that innovation is central to spurring economic growth and addressing key societal challenges and that public policies should actively work to support innovation, productivity and economic competitiveness. ITIF works to help policymakers understand the critical importance of innovation and innovation policy. We produce publications, hold events, meet with policy makers, speak at forums and engage in other activities to shape innovation policy.

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