Policy Fellow, Global Innovation (Paid)

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington, DC-based think tank, is seeking a policy fellow to conduct research on global innovation and digital trade policy issues in the fall of 2019, starting in September. The ideal applicant should have a demonstrated interest in the intersection of technological innovation and global trade policy, as well as exceptional research and writing abilities. Students with strong interest in trade and innovation policy issues are especially encouraged to apply. The position is available on a part-time basis, in the range of 20 hours a week.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Support the Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance, including by updating the GTIPA website.
  • Identify and track global trade barriers, including regarding digital trade and data flows.
  • Write or help draft policy articles and op-eds.
  • Conduct background research on countries’ innovation policies and strategies.
  • Provide research support (e.g., writing literature reviews, fact checking, etc.).


  • An undergraduate or graduate student in public policy, economics, political science, statistics, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated interest in technology, trade, and public policy.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Highly proactive and flexible, with an ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

Application process:

To apply for this position, please submit the following to with “Policy Fellow, Global Innovation” in the email subject line:

  • Cover letter (1 page, max);
  • Resume (1 page, max); and
  • Writing sample (3-5 pages max).

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.