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CTIC Summer Public Interest Fellowships

February 09, 2021

Each year, the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC)’s Public Interest Fellowship program funds internships with public interest or government organizations doing work relevant to CTIC’s focus on technology policy, intellectual property, cyber law, privacy, and related fields. The fellowship is open to Penn Law 1Ls and 2Ls. 1L recipients can receive up to $6,500 and 2L recipients can receive up to $8,500.

The CTIC Public Interest Fellowship Application period for summer 2021 will open on February 8, 2021 and will close on March 12, 2021. Summer funding notifications will be made no later than April 9, 2021.

Apply through Symplicity: click on “Jobs” and then search for 34935. Upload your resume, an unofficial transcript (including spring 2021 semester courses), and a cover letter addressed “Dear Selection Committee” that describes the kind of work you anticipate doing this summer, the kind of work you hope to do following graduation, and how this fellowship would relate to that work. Your cover letter must be saved and uploaded as “Cover Letter – CTIC.”

Previous CTIC Summer Public Interest Fellows have worked at a variety of organizations:

  • American Antitrust Institute
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Cyberlaw Clinic
  • International Intellectual Property Institute
  • NASA
  • National Institute for Standards and Technology
  • Public Knowledge
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York
  • The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • The Wistar Institute

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