Internship: Policy, Summer 2020

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Internship: Policy, Summer 2020

The Data Coalition (www.datacoalition.org) is a Washington, DC-based non-profit advocacy organization that promotes public policies that enable effective, responsible and transparent use of data. As America’s premier voice on data policy, the Data Coalition supports policies that have benefits for public accountability and transparency, public administration, government oversight, and private sector efficiency.

The Data Coalition represents technology, data analysis, and consulting companies working to efficiently use public data to improve society. Through advocacy, public programs, and media engagement, we pursue meaningful and lasting federal data policy reforms aligned with our policy agenda, focused on data sharing, evidence-based decision-making, open data, market and RegTech data, government spending, and innovation. 

The Data Coalition is currently seeking a full-time graduate-level intern to support the organization’s research and policy activities. The Policy Intern will report to the Policy Manager. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist the policy functions of the Data Coalition with supporting research, position paper drafting, and writing of public support documents.
  • Conduct policy research related to open data, data access, data transparency, or other policies associated with the organization’s mission.
  • Drafting policy memos that analyze and make recommendations related to priority legislation
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings and working groups with relevant staff, including attending and summarizing key congressional hearings or agency meetings.
  • Perform other administrative, research, membership, and support activities.  

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate degree program.
  • Interest in effective government, data management, data analytics, or related issues.  
  • Interest in policymaking in Congress or Executive Branch agencies, including the regulatory process with experience monitoring policymaking activities.  
  • Possess excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.  
  • Ability to conduct independent research and develop reasoned findings and recommendations.   
  • Access to the Washington, DC region 

A stipend is available for participation in the internship program. Interested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcript, and references to info@datacoalition.org. The Data Coalition is an equal opportunity employer.