FTC Summer Research Fellowship Program

[Interested in Tech Policy? The FTC is starting a summer internship program, and they’re looking for someone with precisely your skillset. Really. Come join me in DC this summer! – Erica]


Summer Research Fellowship Program
Technology and Data Governance
U.S. Federal Trade Commission

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.” TheTechnology and 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.


1. Must be a U.S. citizen

2. 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.

3. Have an interest in government, technology, or computer science

4. 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, MondayFriday

•   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

•   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 Recommendations