Center for Democracy & Technology - Summer 2021 Legal Internships
The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is currently accepting applications for internships in Summer 2021. Law school students, with an interest in internet and technology policy, human rights, and/or civil liberties are invited to apply.
Summer interns work closely with CDT policy experts, technologists, and attorneys on an array of civil liberties and international human rights issues related to technology and the internet, including online free expression, electronic surveillance, digital copyright, cybersecurity, internet governance, equality in technology, and consumer privacy.
- Law students and law graduates: Interns who are current law students – or who already earned a law degree – can contribute to CDT’s work by conducting legal and policy research, drafting reports and legal analyses, assisting in the preparation of testimony, presentations, legislative proposals, regulatory comments, and court briefs, and creating online educational resources.
Interns who are not receiving funding from another source such as a school stipend or fellowship will receive modest weekly stipends. We encourage applicants to explore public interest funding that may be available through their schools and foundations, such as the Ford Foundation. To secure summer funding, you must submit an application directly to CDT in addition to any school or foundation application processes.
We accept applications for summer 2021 internships starting in November of 2020, but applications are considered on a rolling basis. We will not do initial interviews until February 2021, so applicants should not not expect to hear from us until then. If this presents a challenge to you, please feel free to contact us.
Please note: We ask that our interns work full-time for at least 10 weeks during the summer, starting in late May or early June. We recognize that this requirement will usually preclude interns “splitting” their summers between two employers but have found that a 10-week internship provides the best experience for interns and their supervisors.