October 18, 2017 - Public Interest Leaders Speak at Workshop on Tech Careers in the Public Interest

On Wednesday October 18, the Institute welcomed an all-star panel of experts for a student workshop on tech careers in public interest technology law. Practitioners from groups as diverse as Public Knowledge and the Electronic Privacy Information Center to Consumer Reports and Upturn shared tips on building experience in law school, finding an issue you're passionate about, and navigating a career that moves between non-profits, government service, and the private sector.

Following the presentation, speakers offered students one-on-one advice on their resumes and career plans. The groups participating included: Public Knowledge, Upturn, the Future of Privacy Forum, the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, the Center for Democracy & Technology, ACLU, Free Press, Consumer Reports, the Electronic Privacy Information Center as well as the Georgetown Tech Institute, Georgetown Center on Privacy & Technology, and Communications & Technology Clinic.

The Privacy Center's Deputy Director Laura Moy prepared a great handout for the event listing 2018 internships in tech-policy focused public interest roles. For a copy of the list, email TechInstitute@law.georgetown.edu.

 

Panelists speak at a workshop on Tech Careers in the Public Interest

Panelists speak at a workshop on Tech Careers in the Public Interest