The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) at Stanford Law School is looking for a volunteer Summer Intern to work on public interest issues involving technology and the Internet.
CIS is a leading center for the study of the relationship between the public interest, law and technology. CIS was founded by law professor Lawrence Lessig and is headed by Lessig and law professor Barbara van Schewick. The Center’s executive director is Lauren Gelman; Anthony Falzone directs the Fair Use Project.
The Summer Intern works with Lauren, Tony, and the Center’s residential fellows on various projects and litigation, including cases challenging the extension of copyright to works that had passed into the public domain, protecting and expanding fair use rights, protecting the rights of Internet publishers to speak anonymously, protecting speech interests against claims of intellectual property infringement, and providing legal information in response to cease and desist letters sent to Internet publishers. There is also an opportunity to work on issues around privacy and data security within the CIS Consumer Privacy Project.
Second and third year law students are preferred, as is experience with computers and office software. This is an unpaid volunteer position; upon request, the Center is willing to write letters of support for student funding programs.
As of March 1st, 2009 no further applications are being accepted.