Location: Washington, DC
Term: 1 year, starting in the summer or fall of 2019
Timing: Applications are due by January 31, 2019. We will review applications on a rolling basis as they are received.
Upturn promotes equity and justice in the design, governance, and use of digital technology. Our research and advocacy combines technical fluency and creative policy thinking to confront patterns of inequity, especially those rooted in race and poverty.
We work in partnership with many of the nation’s leading civil rights and public interest organizations. Our most notable work includes:
Challenging the development of real-time face recognition on police body-worn cameras;
Persuading Google to ban online payday loan ads, together with financial justice advocates;
A cover letter that tells us why you're the right person for the job. Be creative, and be concise.
A short essay, up to 250 words, that responds to the following: You have been approached by a legislative staffer who is interested in drafting a bill on face recognition technologies. What issues would you highlight for the staffer?
One to three recent work samples. Writing samples are preferred, but we also encourage you to show us other relevant skills;
Your full name and "2019 Technology & Justice Fellow" in the subject line.