Policy Fellow: Children and Technology
R Street Institute
The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices across the country—seeks to hire a fellow for a new position conducting policy research on children and technology. If you care about children, believe in free markets and want to make a real difference in public policy, this may be the opportunity for you.
Specifically, the Technology and Innovation Policy department at R Street is looking to develop a program that investigates the role of technology as it affects children. Issues and areas of focus will largely be up to the discretion of the selected fellow, but may include the following:
Your typical day at R Street may include revising a research paper on a proposed change to privacy law, briefing an FTC staffer on R Street’s newest research and providing a reporter with insight about the impacts of social media on child development. The position will report to the Director of Technology and Innovation Policy.
Skills and Qualifications
This is a full-time job based in Washington, D.C. R Street is growing rapidly but remains a close-knit team.
R Street strives to provide a compensation package superior to those at other think tanks and nonprofits. In addition to a highly competitive salary, we provide a health insurance option entirely paid by the employer (even for families), wellness benefits, an employer-subsidized mobile phone benefit, 401(k) contributions with up to a four percent match and an exceptionally generous vacation policy.
R Street does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, era of military service, gender identity, relationship structure or anything else that's illegal, immoral or stupid to use as a basis for hiring.
We currently plan to accept applications for this job until it is filled. We will contact ideal individuals for telephone interviews and conduct them on a rolling basis. We will hold in-person interviews in our D.C. office.
To apply, please upload a cover letter, resume, and writing sample in Microsoft Word or PDF format.