Public Policy Fellow (Singapore)
Twitter is a world-wide communications platform that is changing how people interact and communicate at home and at work. The Twitter @Policy team focuses on public policy issues posed by the continuing spread of digital technology and web-based communications services around the world. These issues range from freedom of expression, online safety, intellectual property, copyright, privacy, and Internet freedom. The @Policy team also manages and directs Twitter’s corporate social responsibility work in the markets we serve. Our #TwitterforGood efforts involve working directly with NGOs active in the areas of digital inclusion, freedom of expression, online safety and security, women and minorities in tech, emergency services/disaster recovery, and countering violent extremism.
We’re looking for a paid Public Policy Fellow to join the regional @Policy team for a 6-month internship in our Singapore office. As a Twitter Public Policy Fellow you will assist in the development of public policy solutions to pressing high technology issues that affect Twitter and our users in Asia.
- Monitor public policy issues of importance to Twitter in Asian markets as needed;
- Conduct research into tech policy issues;
- Assist in the preparation of briefings and materials for engagement with policymakers, regulators, and lawmakers;
- Help identify opportunities to ensure that key government, political and media representatives understand Twitter;
- Coordinate with Twitter colleagues across other teams and provide updates for them on policy developments; and,
- Work with NGOs on bolstering Twitter’s NGO engagement, #FridayforGood days of service, and other corporate social responsibility initiatives, including our pro bono “Ads for Good” program.
Skills and Experience:
- Additional Asian language skills for the China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand markets are a strong plus but not a must.
- You’ll need a keen interest in Twitter and ideally, proficiency on the platform.
- Reasonable fluency in technology and a passion about the power of communications to change the world for the better.
- Knowledge of Keynote, PowerPoint, and other presentation programs.
- A knowledge of politics, public policy formulation, high tech issues, as well as an understanding of government processes are key requirements for this role.
- The ideal candidate will be highly organised, disciplined and self-driven with guidance. Attention to detail, professionalism and completion of tasks is key.
- Strong written and oral communications and interpersonal skills.
- A sense of humor.
After you apply, a recruiter may reach out to you for an introductory call.
If your background is a match for the role, you may phone interview with 1-2 people.
If you continue through the process, you will come onsite 1-2 times to interview with a total of 5-10 people.
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