Apply Now: CIS Summer Internships 2013

The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) at Stanford Law School is looking for volunteer summer interns to work on public interest issues involving technology.

CIS is a leading center for the study of the relationship between the public interest, law, and technology. 
Civil Liberties
The summer interns will work with Jennifer Granick (Director of Civil Liberties) on legal policy and technological issues related to government surveillance. Interns will have the opportunity to research surveillance law and technology related to data collection, minimization and analysis. The ideal candidates would have a background in privacy enhancing technologies, privacy by design, "big data" techniques, and/or surveillance law, and need not be a J.D. candidate.  Excellent research and writing skills are required.
Internet Privacy
The summer interns work with Aleecia M. McDonald (Director of Privacy) on legal and public policy issues in online consumer privacy. Interns will have the opportunity to perform academic research studies on topics like users' mental models of Internet privacy, preferences for privacy disclosure formats and timing, differences between mobile and desktop privacy notices, current third party data practices, and comparisons between European and US public policy and law. Ideal candidates will have at least one of: excellent writing skills, prior human subjects research experience, basic statistical analysis skills, or basic computer programming skills.
Autonomous Driving
The summer interns work with Bryant Walker Smith (Resident Fellow at CIS) on the legal aspects of autonomous driving project. Interns will research and write on motor vehicle law, products liability, standards and rulemaking, insurance, privacy, security, or other relevant topics within law, business, economics, and engineering. You will help organize and then attend the Transportation Research Board's Workshop on Road Vehicle Automation at Stanford, the preeminent multidisciplinary research and policy conference for this field. Applicants are invited but not required to suggest particular research interests. 
Interested applicants should submit the following in PDF format to
- Cover letter
- Resume
- Writing sample 
- List of references
Qualifications: Second and third year law students are preferred, although undergraduates and graduate students will be considered as well. Students should have 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.