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CIS Summer Internships 2014


 
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 her book related to government surveillance. Interns will research surveillance law and technology related to data collection, minimization and analysis. The ideal candidates would have a background in privacy enhancing technologies, network security, 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 original academic research studies on selected topics in US and international 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. We require at least a two month commitment.
 
Intermediary Liability
1) The summer interns will work with Giancarlo Frosio (Resident Fellow at CIS) on cutting edge issues dealing with intermediary liability of information service providers and users' platforms. Interns will monitor recent developments in the area and do general research that will be later embedded in a final report and blog posts, edit and write blog posts or coauthor them with other members of the CIS, contribute to the World Intermediary Liability Map (WILMap) project showcasing intermediary liability legislation and case law around the world, contribute to the organization of a conference and work on other projects dedicated to intermediary liability issues. The ideal candidates would have a background in law and familiarity with at least one non-US jurisdiction. Fluency in a language other than English will be highly appreciated, in particular Spanish, French, German, Chinese or Arabic. Outstanding writing and editing skills will be determinant to obtain the post.
 
2) The summer interns will work with Giancarlo Frosio (Resident Fellow at CIS) on cutting edge issues dealing with intermediary liability of information service providers and users' platforms. In particular, interns will contribute to the World Intermediary Liability Map (WILMap) project showcasing intermediary liability legislation and case law around the world. They will help design the WILMap new dedicated website, advise on structure, organization, additional features that may be included and migrate data from the old website. The ideal candidates would have experience designing websites that incorporate content from a large database of legal materials.
 
Interested applicants should submit the following in PDF format to cis@law.stanford.edu. (One single file preferred.)
 
- 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.
 
Applications will be accepted until 5pm PST Monday February 17, 2014.