Summer Research Fellowship Program: Technology and Data Governance

The mission of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is “to prevent business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to consumers; to enhance informed consumer choice and public understanding of the competitive process; and to accomplish this without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.” The Technology and Data Governance Research Fellowship Program is a 10-week program designed to give students hands on experience with work relevant to the FTC by assisting with real-work exploratory projects. Additionally, the FTC seeks to use this program to broaden its ability to understand and respond to current topics in technology.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution), having completed at least 2 undergraduate years.
  • Have an interest in government, technology, or computer science.
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills.


  • This is a 10-week program (starting June 16) in the summer of 2014.
  • Fellows will be expected to work from approximately 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Monday-Friday.
  • Applications must be received online via


  • Fellows are paid a competitive salary and expected to cover housing costs from this. Housing is not provided.
  • Fellows will be eligible for transit subsidy of up to $130 per month.
  • Round trip airfare ticket to and from school/ home is not provided.

How to Apply

  • Deadline for applications: Friday, May 2, 2014.
  • Essay: Should be between 300-500 words in length explaining how this fellowship will complement your academic experience/goals.
  • Current Resume: Your resume should not exceed one page.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation.
  • Apply here.