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    PROGRAMMING FALL INTERN

    Are you motivated by the mission of preventing terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms?

    The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) is seeking a part-time fall intern to work closely with the programming team. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, diligent worker, strong team player, and possess a demonstrated interest in the intersection of online technology platforms, terrorism/violent extremism, and public policy.

    Position Details:

    • Job Type: Flexible part/full-time work. Preference will be given to candidates who can work 30+ hours per week. Undergraduate, graduate, and recent graduates are welcome.
    • Compensation: $16/hour
    • Location: Must be eligible to work in the U.S. Preference will be given to applicants who can align half-day schedules with the London-based Programming Team.
    • Duration: 10 weeks minimum with the possibility of extending to 20 weeks

    Responsibilities:

    • Delivering research and writing support to the Programming Team;
    • Providing administrative and logistical support to the Programming Team;
    • Conducting independent research projects on topics related to a range of topics related to the terrorism and violent extremism, legal frameworks for content moderation, and international security;
    • Working in coordination with the wider communications and Executive Office team;
    • Collaborating with international external stakeholders on conceptualization, promotion, and implementation of events, meetings, and other engagements;
    • Supporting the management of core partnerships, including those with Tech Against Terrorism (TAT) and the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET)
    • Offering administrative and project support to GIFCT Working Groups.

    Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated interest in the intersection of terrorism/violent extremism and technology
    • Prior coursework in one or more of the following fields: political science, history, international relations, war studies, security studies, peace and conflict studies, cybersecurity, technology studies, social media
    • Relevant work experience in a start-up, not-for-profit, research, or think tank capacity
    • Knowledge of/familiarity with technology-related issues
    • Advanced writing and research skills
    • Comfortable using Google Workspace products
    • Ability to balance numerous projects in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

    How to Apply:

    The start date for this position is flexible for late August or early September. To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials to jobs@gifct.org by close of business Friday, August 20 in one PDF packet:

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • A brief writing sample that illustrates research and communication ability (3-5 pages maximum)
    • Contact information for two references

    About GIFCT:

    The mission of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) is to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms. Founded by Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube in 2017, the Forum was designed to foster technical collaboration among member companies, advance relevant research, and share knowledge with smaller platforms. Since 2017, GIFCT’s membership has expanded beyond the founding companies to include over a dozen diverse platforms committed to cross-industry efforts to counter the spread of terrorist and violent extremist content online.

    These efforts have evolved in conjunction with the Christchurch Call to Action, a nine-point plan that governments, tech platforms, and civil society organizations committed to in the aftermath of the March 2019 mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand to prevent the spread of high-virality content like the tragic live-streamed video. At an UNGA side event led by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron in September 2019, the founding companies announced that GIFCT would spin off as an independent 501(c)(3) with its own dedicated technology, counterterrorism, and operations teams. By institutionalizing the spirit of shared purpose that the Christchurch Call to Action represents, GIFCT and its growing member companies can better prevent, respond to, and learn about how to counter this global threat in a manner that promotes fundamental human rights.

    Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are only able to respond to applicants who are selected for an interview. Thank you for your interest in GIFCT.

    EXECUTIVE OFFICE FALL INTERN

    Are you motivated by the mission of preventing terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms?

    The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) is seeking a part-time fall intern to work closely with the executive team on organization-wide strategic and research initiatives. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, diligent worker, strong team player, and possess a demonstrated interest in the intersection of online technology platforms, terrorism/violent extremism, and public policy.

    Position Details:

    • Job Type: Full-time (35-40 hours per week). Undergraduate, graduate, and recent graduates are welcome.
    • Compensation: $16/hour
    • Location: Washington, D.C. headquarters with some potential remote flexibility due to current and unforeseen COVID-19 circumstances
    • Duration: 10 weeks minimum with the possibility of extending to 20 weeks

    Responsibilities:

    • Providing research and administrative support to the GIFCT executive office, which includes the executive director, chief of staff, and executive assistant;
    • Producing weekly news briefs on terrorism and technology;
    • Conducting independent research projects on topics to include terrorism and violent extremism, legal frameworks for content moderation, and international security;
    • Creating social media posts;
    • Participating in stakeholder meetings and events; and
    • Assisting with company deliverables and external-facing documents.

    Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated interest in the intersection of terrorism/violent extremism and technology
    • Prior coursework in one or more of the following fields: political science, history, international relations, war studies, security studies, peace and conflict studies, cybersecurity, technology studies, social media
    • Relevant work experience in a start-up, not-for-profit, research, or think tank capacity
    • Knowledge of/familiarity with technology-related issues
    • Demonstrative social media and communications skills for platforms including LinkedIn and Twitter
    • Basic graphic design skills
    • Advanced writing and research skills
    • Comfortable using Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Slides, etc.
    • Ability to balance numerous projects in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

    How to Apply:

    The start date for this position is flexible during the second half of August. To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials to jobs@gifct.org by close of business Friday, August 20 in one PDF packet:

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • A brief writing sample that illustrates research and communication ability (3-5 pages maximum)
    • Contact information for two references

    About GIFCT:

    The mission of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) is to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms. Founded by Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube in 2017, the Forum was designed to foster technical collaboration among member companies, advance relevant research, and share knowledge with smaller platforms. Since 2017, GIFCT’s membership has expanded beyond the founding companies to include over a dozen diverse platforms committed to cross-industry efforts to counter the spread of terrorist and violent extremist content online.

    These efforts have evolved in conjunction with the Christchurch Call to Action, a nine-point plan that governments, tech platforms, and civil society organizations committed to in the aftermath of the March 2019 mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand to prevent the spread of high-virality content like the tragic live-streamed video. At an UNGA side event led by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron in September 2019, the founding companies announced that GIFCT would spin off as an independent 501(c)(3) with its own dedicated technology, counterterrorism, and operations teams. By institutionalizing the spirit of shared purpose that the Christchurch Call to Action represents, GIFCT and its growing member companies can better prevent, respond to, and learn about how to counter this global threat in a manner that promotes fundamental human rights.

    Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are only able to respond to applicants who are selected for an interview. Thank you for your interest in GIFCT.

    FALL TECHNOLOGY INTERN

    Are you motivated by the mission of preventing terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms?

    The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) is seeking a part-time fall intern to support its technological activities. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, diligent worker, strong team player, and possess a demonstrated interest in the intersection of technology and terrorism/violent extremism.

    Position Details:

    • Job Type: Part-Time (between 15- and 30 hours per week)
    • Compensation: $16/hr
    • Location: Flexible/Remote. Must be eligible to work in the United States.
    • Duration: 8 weeks minimum with the possibility of extending to 20 weeks

    Responsibilities:

    • Conducting independent research projects on topics such as: privacy, ethics and security in machine learning, image processing, natural language processing, audio processing and user experience design, database administration;
    • Participating in ad hoc projects;
    • Coordinating GIFCT tech outreach;
    • Attending relevant meetings and events; and
    • Assisting with company deliverables and external-facing documents.

    Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated interest in the intersection of terrorism/violent extremism and technology
    • Prior coursework in one of the following fields: computer science, data science, machine learning, web development, database administration, user experience design

    How to Apply:

    To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials to jobs@gifct.org by Friday, August 20 in one PDF packet:

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • A brief description of a time you have had to make a technical decision and how you approached the choice (1-2 pages maximum)
    • Contact information for one academic reference

    About GIFCT:

    The mission of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) is to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms. Founded by Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube in 2017, the Forum was designed to foster technical collaboration among member companies, advance relevant research, and share knowledge with smaller platforms. Since 2017, GIFCT’s membership has expanded beyond the founding companies to include over a dozen diverse platforms committed to cross-industry efforts to counter the spread of terrorist and violent extremist content online.

    These efforts have evolved in conjunction with the Christchurch Call to Action, a nine-point plan that governments, tech platforms, and civil society organizations committed to in the aftermath of the March 2019 mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand to prevent the spread of high-virality content like the tragic live-streamed video. At an UNGA side event led by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron in September 2019, the founding companies announced that GIFCT would spin off as an independent 501(c)(3) with its own dedicated technology, counterterrorism, and operations teams. By institutionalizing the spirit of shared purpose that the Christchurch Call to Action represents, GIFCT and its growing member companies can better prevent, respond to, and learn about how to counter this global threat in a manner that promotes fundamental human rights.

    Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are only able to respond to applicants who are selected for an interview. Thank you for your interest in GIFCT.

    COMMUNICATIONS AND EVENTS FALL INTERN

    Are you motivated by the mission of preventing terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms?

    The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) is seeking a part-time fall intern to support the strategic communications and event coordination workstreams across GIFCT’s teams. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, diligent worker, strong team player, and possess a demonstrated interest in the intersection of online technology platforms, terrorism/violent extremism, and public policy.

    Position Details:

    • Job Type: Part-time, flexible hours (~20 hours/week). Undergraduate, graduate, and recent graduates are welcome.
    • Compensation: $16/hour
    • Location: Washington, D.C. headquarters with some potential remote flexibility due to current and unforeseen COVID-19 circumstances
    • Duration: 10 weeks minimum with the possibility of extending to 20 weeks

    Responsibilities:

    Communications

    • Drafting and publishing social media posts;
    • Documenting news about / relevant to GIFCT, monitoring key reporting focusing on the tech/terrorism nexus;
    • Tracking emerging topics/policy developments/threat elements related to the nexus of terrorism and technology;
    • Supporting ThreatScape Communications project;
    • Supporting GIFCT staff with media engagement planning

    Events

    • Tracking GIFCT leadership participation in virtual and in-person global events;
    • Preparing GIFCT leadership for participation in virtual and in-person global events;
    • Drafting and workshopping communications for GIFCT audiences;
    • Executing strategic communications outputs for events in the lead-up, ongoing event, and follow-up phases of the workstream;
    • Joining the Strategic Communications Consultant for exploratory and external calls; and
    • Assisting with company deliverables and external-facing documents.

    Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated interest in the intersection of terrorism/violent extremism and technology
    • Prior coursework in one or more of the following fields: political science, history, international relations, war studies, security studies, peace and conflict studies, cybersecurity, communications, technology studies, social media
    • Relevant work experience in a start-up, not-for-profit, research, or think tank capacity
    • Knowledge of/familiarity with technology-related issues
    • Demonstrative social media and communications skills for platforms including LinkedIn and Twitter
    • Advanced writing and research skills
    • Comfortable using Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Slides, etc.
    • Ability to balance numerous projects in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

    How to Apply:

    The start date for this position is flexible during the second half of August. To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials to jobs@gifct.org by close of business Friday, August 20 in one PDF packet:

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • A brief writing sample that illustrates research and communication ability (3-5 pages maximum)
    • Contact information for two references

    About GIFCT:

    The mission of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) is to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms. Founded by Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube in 2017, the Forum was designed to foster technical collaboration among member companies, advance relevant research, and share knowledge with smaller platforms. Since 2017, GIFCT’s membership has expanded beyond the founding companies to include over a dozen diverse platforms committed to cross-industry efforts to counter the spread of terrorist and violent extremist content online.

    These efforts have evolved in conjunction with the Christchurch Call to Action, a nine-point plan that governments, tech platforms, and civil society organizations committed to in the aftermath of the March 2019 mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand to prevent the spread of high-virality content like the tragic live-streamed video. At an UNGA side event led by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron in September 2019, the founding companies announced that GIFCT would spin off as an independent 501(c)(3) with its own dedicated technology, counterterrorism, and operations teams. By institutionalizing the spirit of shared purpose that the Christchurch Call to Action represents, GIFCT and its growing member companies can better prevent, respond to, and learn about how to counter this global threat in a manner that promotes fundamental human rights.

    Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are only able to respond to applicants who are selected for an interview. Thank you for your interest in GIFCT.

    The mission of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism is to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms. Established in 2019 as an independent not-for-profit organization, GIFCT brings together the technology industry, government, civil society, and academia to foster collaboration and information-sharing to counter terrorist and violent extremist activity online. Central to our efforts is the protection and promotion of the fundamental human rights–to include freedom of expression–that terrorism seeks to undermine.