The Future Society

Internship: AI Policy Researcher


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The Future Society is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit think-and-do tank. We advance the global governance of artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies. We help society govern AI, seizing the opportunities it presents while mitigating its risks. We are looking for 1-2 intern(s) to join our team.

Most of the internship will involve AI policy research and may also include helping to organize major global AI policy conferences and events.

Our research addresses a range of AI policy and governance topics, including AI for UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), policy & governance for ethics (e.g. fairness, transparency, inclusion) and safety risks (including long-term and existential risks), AI in the law, policy frameworks for AI adoption in developing countries, mapping national AI strategies, global governance of AI, geopolitics of AI, and more. We work with international organizations, development banks, national governments, companies, and more. Our partners include The World Bank, UNESCO, OECD, EY, Microsoft, The Future of Life Institute, leading academic institutions (e.g. Sciences Po Paris, Harvard Kennedy School), and many more. Please see our website for more examples on the topics and methods of our work. AI policy researchers work directly with partners to help shape and advise AI policy approaches on a global scale.

Duration: To be determined

Location: Remote-based, flexible location.

Compensation: Stipend

Application deadline: Until filled (please apply at earliest convenience)

Starting date: Flexible, to begin after April 1st, 2020

Recruitment process: Fill in the following form: If you are pre-selected, this stage will be followed by three interviews with our team.

  1. Tasks

    Supporting AI policy research, analysis and writing reports (drafting, editing) Event support and participation (e.g. AI in the Rule of Law Roundtable, AI for Good, the annual Global Governance of AI Roundtable) Network outreach and community management Project proposal drafting Support for internal operations and/or fundraising

  2. Required skills & traits

    Masters in a related field Passion and knowledge of AI policy and governance topics Excellent research, analysis and writing skills Mastery of written English Ability to work independently Detail-oriented, organized, conscientious, diligent

  3. Bonus skills & traits (not required)

    Experience in government, think-tanks, business, consulting, law or academia Bachelors, Masters or PhD in social sciences (e.g. public policy, political science, international affairs, economics, law) or a related field Experience in policy analysis and writing Computer Science, Data Science and Machine learning (ML) experience and skills is a plus Diverse international background and experiences Great team spirit

  4. What you can get from this role

    An ability to directly shape AI policy, ethics and governance with high-level global stakeholders Interacting with a high-level global network of experts in AI and leaders in AI policy, including with international organizations such as the World Bank and UNESCO Skills in research, analysis, writing, project management, public speaking An ability to work with geographic flexibility Professional development, networking, and recruitment opportunities Experience working in a dynamic, diverse, growing and international think-tank that participates in leading AI policy events around the world

The Future Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Time commitment: Not specified

Applications due: 2020-04-05

  • Category Politics/Policy
  • Created by Nicolas Moës
  • Submitted 21 Mar
  • Last updated 21 Mar