HELP WANTED

Summer Internships

Fight for the Future is a powerful activism team fighting to ensure that technology is a force for empowerment, free expression, and liberation rather than tyranny, corruption, and structural inequality.

We are an intentionally small, fierce team of technologists, creatives, and policy experts working to educate and mobilize at an unprecedented scale, achieving victories previously thought to be impossible.

We’re deeply committed to fighting for justice and recognize that tech policy disproportionately impacts BIPOC, low income people, religious minorities, political dissidents, LGBTQ people, and others who face systemic oppression. We’re also ruthlessly non-partisan and believe in rigorous independent thinking.

PROJECT:

Fight for the Future interns work on projects related to technology policy and activism. These projects include research, online organizing, database maintenance and assistance in writing and updating website content. Interns end their time with an informed sense of a remote nonprofit’s daily operations and understand the tools required for successful public-interest campaigning.

Fight is seeking interns over the summer to work 20 hours per week for 8 weeks. The organization will pay $15 per hour for all hours worked.

To provide an open learning environment, we encourage interns to share their personal interests and experiences so we can take those into account when developing their work plans.

Qualifications:

Applicants should understand the nature of Fights’ work, which includes advocacy, organizing, lobbying, public education and outreach conducted online and off.

  • Interns must be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment and be responsive to shifting circumstances.
  • Excellent organizational, project management, and communications skills are a must.
  • Some knowledge of federal legislative and regulatory processes is helpful but not required.
  • A working knowledge of net neutrality, privacy and surveillance, freedom of expression and other core Fight issues is highly preferred. Excellent writing skills and facility with online spreadsheets and software, are vital.
  • You must live in the U.S. and fluency in English required. Fluency in Spanish or other languages is a plus.

Successful interns are self-starters who take their work seriously and tackle each assignment with initiative, imagination, energy and determination. We consider applications from people who are at least 18 including but not limited to those that are currently enrolled in college or graduate school.

How to apply:

Complete our internship application here. Applicants must also fulfill their academic institution’s requirements for securing credit for the internship. We accept applications on a rolling basis but recommend submitting applications by April 15 for summer opportunities.

Fight for the Future is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer. Fight does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We believe that a diverse staff enables us to better understand and serve our members, audience and community. Women, people of color, and members of low-income, disadvantaged, and LGBTQ communities are strongly encouraged to apply.