New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI) and Wireless Future Project (WiFu) seek a dynamic lawyer for a one-year legal fellowship at Washington.

About New America

New America, formerly the New America Foundation, is a left-leaning liberal think tank in the United States founded in 1999. It focuses on a range of public policy issues, including national security studies, technology, asset building, health, gender, energy, education, and the economy

About Open Technology Institute(OTI)

OTI works at the intersection of technology and policy to ensure that every community has equitable access to digital technology and its benefits

About Wireless Future Project (WiFu)

The Wireless Future Project, a project of the Open Technology Institute, develops and advocates policies to promote universal, fast and affordable wireless broadband connectivity, including the reallocation of more prime spectrum for shared and unlicensed access.

About Fellowship Opportunity

New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI) and Wireless Future Project (WiFu) seek a dynamic lawyer for a one-year legal fellowship (with the potential to extend the term) focused on regulatory advocacy related to broadband access, and network neutrality, and wireless spectrum policy.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Identifying priorities and projects related to net neutrality, wireless broadband, spectrum policy, and mobile market competition, and developing advocacy and communication strategies;
  • Conducting in-depth legal, policy, and legislative research and analysis and developing policy recommendations;
  • Drafting agency pleadings and comments, legal briefs, and memoranda, as well as contributing to policy papers, blog posts, press releases, and Congressional and/or agency testimony;
  • Representing OTI and WiFu’s views before policymakers, press, and the public;
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with other advocates, academics, technologists, companies, and communities;
  • Working with OTI and WiFu technologists to develop innovative strategies at the intersection of policy, technology development, and community engagement; and
  • Representing OTI and WiFu in the media and as a speaker at policy events, roundtables, and conferences.

Eligibility for Legal Fellowship, Washington

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in law and/or public policy, preferably in this field;
  • For a Legal Fellow, a law degree is required;
  • Familiarity with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC);
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with policy and laws relating to net neutrality, wireless broadband, spectrum policy, and mobile market competition at the federal and/or state level is strongly preferred;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Experience working, or an enthusiastic willingness to learn how to work with stakeholders, public interest groups, and policymakers to advocate for these issues;
  • A basic technical understanding of modern communications networks and technologies;
  • A self-starter with the ability to multitask and maintain momentum in a fast-moving environment; and
  • Demonstrated interest or dedication to fostering equitable outcomes across society and especially for lower-income communities, communities of color, and other historically marginalized constituencies. This can be in either your personal or professional life.

Required Documents

  • Submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples as attachments;
  • One should be a more formal example of legal writing and analysis, 10 pages or less (with regulatory comments or other administrative law writing preferred);
  • An article or writing accessible for a general public audience of under 1,500 words;
  • Please be sure to include in your cover letter where you first heard about this posting.

How to Apply?

Please find the link at the end of this post.


70k$ Annually


1 year


Washington, DC

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