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- San Francisco
Are you passionate about the Open Web? Do you want to help protect the Internet’s tremendous socioeconomic benefits through policy and advocacy?
Mozilla works with our users and developers to provide products and services that make the Web more robust, and takes action when the Open Web is threatened. We engage in public policy matters when and where Mozilla can make a difference through both advancing and defending the Web.
Our Internet policy portfolio is diverse and includes a broad range of issues and geographies. So it’s impossible to predict what you’ll be working on in advance, but as a Policy Intern at Mozilla you will…
- Research and analyze complex Internet public policy issues.
- Plan strategies and initiatives to create measurable change.
- Help the policy team track and monitor policy issues that could affect Mozilla and relate to our mission and manifesto, and make recommendations on positions on these issues.
- Develop and draft policy messaging and framing for external audiences including policy makers, NGOs and other key groups.
- Participate in strategic coalitions and organizations to help advance the image and visibility of Mozilla.
Your Professional Profile
Ideally, you’re a graduate student in law, computer science, public policy, or political science, with some interest in all four of those areas, with a graduation date starting December 2019 and onward. But maybe you’re an undergraduate instead! You should have a deep understanding of the Open Web, its history and what makes it work. You should have some level of technical depth as well as familiarity with applicable technology-related policy issues as well as legal and regulatory environments.
We’re looking for someone with a strong work ethic and stellar interpersonal and communication skills. We want you to be able to talk to and work with a range of individuals at Mozilla and other organizations, and to come up with ideas and execute them with lightweight management and guidance (but ample support!).
Mozilla exists to build the Internet as a public resource accessible to all because we believe that open and free is better than closed and controlled. When you work at Mozilla, you give yourself a chance to make a difference in the lives of Web users everywhere. And you give us a chance to make a difference in your life every single day. Join us to work on the Web as the platform and help create more opportunity and innovation for everyone online.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.