The San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation is seeking a highly motivated Internet Policy Fellow to support its Universal Internet working group. The working group is charged with developing and implementing a plan to achieve Universal internet access for all residents and businesses through municipal broadband. This full-time (preferred) or part-time summer position (option to continue for a longer period) in San Francisco offers a great opportunity to work on substantive policy projects addressing leading and emergent policy issues, engage with prominent industry and governmental officials, and interact with other policy professionals participating in stakeholder groups.
The Policy Fellow will be responsible for supporting policy development and policy communications related to a range of technology and computing policy issues and will be responsible for leading efforts to provide impartial information and recommendations to help policy leaders make better decisions. Key areas include:
Media marketplace regulations
Responsibilities Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Identifies, monitors, researches, and analyzes legislative and regulatory issues to inform conclusions about policy effectiveness, to synthesize complex issues into clear and concise language for non-technical audiences, and to develop key policy considerations and recommendations.
Writes memoranda, articles, reports, issue briefs, blog posts, and other materials based on research, data evaluation, and analysis.
Develops briefing notes, speeches, presentations, and meeting materials.
Develop and implement strategies to inform policy leaders about technical policy issues.
Participates in meetings of coalitions and working groups.
Completed or pursuing J.D.
Strong research skills and an interest in the intersection of technology and policy.
Sound judgment, good analytical and technical capabilities, good oral communication and writing skills, and strong conceptual and strategic thinking skills.
Ability to work independently with minimal oversight, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, establish priorities, meet deadlines, and solve problems.
Interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively as part of a larger team and with a variety of colleagues, external partners, and policy leaders.