Thank you for your interest in interning with STPCD. Interns work closely with STPCD staff members to help further the organization’s mission of providing education, guidance, and assistance to relevant stakeholders in developing countries to craft and implement robust, comprehensive policies that promote science and technology innovation, deployment, and use.

Our goal is to make the internship as beneficial as possible. As such, we tailor projects to the mutual interests of a potential intern and STPCD’s needs. An intern’s responsibilities may include

  • policy research and writing on technology policy topics, including cybersecurity, emerging technologies, patent rights, Internet freedom, etc.;
  • developing social and online media strategy; or
  • event planning and promotion.

If you are interested in an area not listed above, do not hesitate to contact us. We can discuss your interests to determine if there is a place for you with STPCD.


Most STPCD interns are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program; however, we are happy to consider recent graduates and others that are passionate about STPCD’s mission.

Location and Pay

STPCD is headquartered in Washington, D.C. There may, however, be opportunities to accommodate those who would prefer to intern remotely.
At this time, we do not have the resources to provide stipends to interns.

Schedules and Duration

We will work to create flexible schedules and expectations tailored to the mutual interest of a potential intern and STPCD. Our internships are not limited to one period of time. We begin and end internships based on both the interest of potential interns and STPCD’s needs.

Application Process

Please send your resume and three professional references to