Internship Funding

CITP is pleased to announce the availability of funding for Princeton undergraduate and graduate student internships in information technology policy.

You can get a better sense of the range of information technology policy issues by looking at the center’s events and Freedom to Tinker blog. Examples of relevant issues include policy surrounding encryption, net neutrality, protections for data privacy, use of technologies for civic goals, open government data, and intellectual property laws governing digital technology.

We do not fund internships that are purely entrepreneurial, such as work for a start-up that has no policy connections.


Organizations that may have relevant internships include the following:

Center for Democracy & Technology
LinkedIn: policy work in the D.C. office
New America: Cybersecurity Initiative, Future Tense, and Open Technology Institute

If you are interested in any of these organizations, please contact citp@princeton.edu for more information.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Office of Policy Planning is looking for students with an interest in researching tech, healthcare, and antitrust law and policy. The position is based at FTC headquarters in Washington DC, and interns would be expected to sign a confidentiality agreement. Interested students should send a cover letter expressing their interest and a resume to Elizabeth Jex, ejex@ftc.gov with subject line “FTC OPP internship.” This is an unpaid internship through the FTC, but you may apply for funding through CITP.


Undergraduates: CITP Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr., ’48 Scholarships for Internships

Current Princeton undergraduates may apply for this scholarship to support their internships involving information technology policy. Recipients will be selected through a competitive review process. The amount of funding provided will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

If you are interested, please submit 1) a short description of your internship and its relationship to information technology policy and 2) a statement of the amount of funds you are requesting and other potential or existing sources of funding. Statements should be sent to citp@princeton.edu.

We will accept applications during the spring semester from February 1 until May 1, but we will review them on a rolling basis, so please apply as early as possible for full consideration.

Graduate Students: CITP Microsoft Excellence Scholarships for Internships and Summer Research

Current Princeton graduate students in any field may apply for this scholarship to support their internships or summer research involving information technology policy. Recipients will be selected through a competitive review process. The amount of funding provided will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

If you are interested, please submit 1) a short description of your internship or summer research project and its relationship to information technology policy and 2) a statement of the amount of funds you are requesting and other potential or existing sources of funding. Statements should be sent to citp@princeton.edu.

We will accept applications during the spring semester from February 1 until May 1, but we will review them on a rolling basis, so please apply as early as possible for full consideration.