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 www.usajobs.gov.
- 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.