Fall 2016 Intern

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The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization which works to make the online world safer for kids and their families. FOSI convenes leaders in industry, government and the non-profit sectors to collaborate and innovate new solutions and policies in the field of online safety. Through research, resources, events and special projects, FOSI promotes a culture of responsibility online and encourages a sense of digital citizenship for all.

We are seeking a Fall Intern. We would prefer someone who could work 2-3 days per week this Fall in the FOSI Washington, DC office, but are flexible on dates and hours. We are happy to work with any college/university to grant internship credit upon request.

Interns would research budding trends in the Internet industry and technology policy, help with social media, write blog posts for our Good Digital Parenting initiative, attend and report on special events, such as research presentations, government workshops as well as other speeches on the Hill and around the D.C. area.

This position is unpaid, but we will provide a travel and lunch subsidy.

Tasks may include researching and organizing information on developments in online safety and privacy, including sexting, cyber-bullying, data protection, broadband responsibility, social media trends, and digital citizenship.


Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

- Help execute FOSI's social media strategy
- Blog for the Good Digital Parenting section of the website
- Research global developments as well as developments in online safety and privacy
- Help create 'How To' online safety tutorials for parents for our our YouTube channel
- Preparing briefing documents and background information
- Tracking legislation and emerging policy issues
- Assisting with special projects that help parents, teens and teachers get the most out of the Internet


Must have strong written and verbal communication skills as well as researching skills.

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