Internship opportunity at APC on global policy and advocacy

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Are you passionate about human rights and social justice? Are you concerned about the impact that technology has on society, democracy and culture? Do you believe that the policy and regulatory decisions made about the internet today will shape the future of the world we live in? The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) has an exciting opening for an intern to join its global policy and advocacy work. The intern will undertake research, analysis and outreach tasks to support our ongoing activities related to global internet governance and human rights work. Apply by 4 May 2018.

Internship period: Two month minimum commitment between June and August 2018 (start/end dates negotiable).

What can be gained from this opportunity?

This internship presents a unique opportunity for interested individuals to:

  • Gain specialised knowledge in internet governance and policy

  • Develop a deeper understanding of internet-related human rights 

  • Gain insight into how civil society organisations work at international and regional levels

  • Learn more about human rights mechanisms

  • Be part of a large and diverse global network of individuals and organisations working on internet-related policy and rights.

Tasks and responsibilities

The intern will be expected to support APC’s global policy and advocacy work through:

  • Research on internet policy and human rights issues

  • Writing and editing policy briefs, blog posts and position papers

  • Tracking trends and policy spaces

  • Preparing external and internal advocacy and knowledge-building materials

  • Project administration

  • Networking and outreach

  • Attending and contributing to online APC member and team meetings.

Requirements and qualifications
  • Interest in internet and/or technology policy, governance, women’s rights, online freedom of expression and association, privacy, and broader internet-related human rights including economic, social and cultural rights, international relations, development and civil society.

  • Undergraduate (bachelor or equivalent) degree preferred. We will also consider students currently working towards completing their undergraduate and graduate-level degrees.

  • Applicants should be well-organised, self-motivated, have demonstrated research experience, and be comfortable working in an online environment.

  • Experience or a background in human rights or global governance will be an advantage.

  • Fluency and excellent writing skills in English is essential. Ability to communicate in French, Spanish and/or Arabic will be advantage.

  • Ability to work in a multilingual and multicultural environment is essential.

Location and work hours

The intern should ideally be based in the New York City area, but this is negotiable as work will mostly take place online. This is a part-time position and the exact full time equivalency can be negotiated. Work hours are flexible and can be negotiated based on candidate’s study schedule.

A stipend or course credit will be provided. 

To apply please write to by 4 May 2018 with “global policy and advocacy intern” in the subject line and include a curriculum vitae as well as a cover letter that outlines your interest in this internship.


About APC

Founded in 1990, APC ( is an international non-governmental organisation and network of members that works to empower and support organisations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability. We engage in research, capacity building, policy advocacy and movement building to ensure that people, especially in the global South, have easy and affordable access to a free and open internet to improve their lives and create a more just world. Learn more about APC here.

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