Center for Trustworthy Technology

Research Internship Program

Policy / Full-Time
About Our Research Internship

The CTT Research Internship offers students a unique opportunity to contribute to our mission while gaining valuable experience in advancing trustworthy technology. As an intern at CTT, you will be immersed in a dynamic and collaborative environment, working alongside leading experts to conceptualize actionable frameworks and guidelines for trustworthy technology design, development and deployment.

This role is focused on exploring societal nuances of emerging technologies, enhancing trust and safety frameworks, and championing responsible innovation for society. Ideal candidates will bring a rich background in digital safety, ethical technology use, digital rights, technological innovation, or related fields.

You will report to the Executive Director of CTT and work with team members and partners basis CTT’s workstream requirements.

  • Research for writing white papers, frameworks, best practices, and Point of View Papers as required to fulfill the objectives of CTT’s work streams
  • Working alongside CTT staff to develop and implement various advocacy strategies for disseminating CTT research through multiple channels, including written content, audio, video, and additional mediums as appropriate.
  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and related fields, providing thought leadership within the organization and externally.
  • Collaborate for research and content creation with affiliate centres in the C4IR network and the Forum.
  • You will also be asked to ideate on a summer project that you will work on throughout the internship, accumulating into a final product that you would like to demonstrate on your CV. This project can take on many forms but must be related to research and advance the goals of CTT. Our team is here to support your work on this project from brainstorming to execution.
  • Enrollment in a relevant undergraduate or graduate program (computer science, public policy, law, international relations or other related fields with a focus on emerging technology and trust) in the USA.
  • Strong Academic Record.
  • Strong interest in advancing responsible and trustworthy technology in society.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Operational knowledge of Microsoft Office, Zoom, LinkedIn, and X.
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies and their ethical implications is preferred but not required.
  • Agile, with a positive and constructive attitude towards getting things done, connecting the dots, and delivering results while embracing change.
  • Outstanding command of English, with excellent written, digital, and verbal communication skills; knowledge of other languages would be an asset.
  • Ability to understand multi-stakeholder interests, align those to CTT vision and drive impact.
Compensation and Logistics:

Interns will receive a stipend for participating in the program for up to 40 work hours per week. The internship will be conducted remotely, with flexible hours to accommodate students’ schedules. Course credit may be available through the intern’s academic institution.

Duration (flexible dates and duration):

May 15th – August 15th, 2024.

To Apply

Please provide your CV/Resume, Statement of Purpose (500 words) and a Writing Sample. The writing sample can be a (<1000 word) essay introducing an emerging technology you are passionate about, its assoicated challenges, and an optimal way forward

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