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Technology Policy Intern - United States

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Technology Policy Intern - United States

Washington, DC
Internship
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    What You'll Do:

    • As a Technology Policy Intern with Cisco's Government Affairs team, you will gain firsthand work experience on issues "ripped from the headlines" at the intersection of law, policy, and technology while acquiring valuable professional experience in corporate government affairs.

    • You will collaborate with and advise experienced government affairs experts who engage directly with policymakers worldwide and provide insights to senior business leaders about the impacts of proposed public laws, regulations, and policies.

    • As part of a global team, you will prepare technology policy briefings for Cisco executives on topics including cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, privacy and data protection, data sovereignty, and other issues.

    • You will use your written communications skills to condense long-form briefing materials from global teams into short-form briefs digestible for senior executives.

    • You will research and provide analysis about political and public policy issues affecting the technology industry worldwide.

    • You will gain an inside look at the policymaking process from the unique vantage point of an industry-leading technology company with a central voice in Internet and telecommunications policy.

    Who You'll Work With:

    Cisco's Government Affairs team represents the company with governments worldwide to establish relationships with key world leaders, advance Cisco's public policy goals, and educate governments about Cisco and the technology business. Government Affairs is involved in all key legislative, regulatory, and global issues that impact the technology industry. Our team is comprised of government and public policy experts around the globe, including former elected officials, parliamentarians, regulators, and political staffers to senior government officials.

    Who You Are:

    • Currently pursuing a degree (undergraduate or graduate) at an accredited school, with a proven interest in technology policy

    • Familiar with the basic structure of the U.S. public policy process

    • A strong writer with a very close attention to detail and ability to prioritize under deadlines

    • Collaborative with excellent organization, research, and social skills

    • A self-starter who can find opportunities to add value to the team beyond assigned tasks and responsibilities

    Why Cisco:

    We Are Cisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

    We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!

    But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

    Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

    So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!

    CISCO COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

    The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the U.S., unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.

  • Industry
    Computer Networking
  • About Us

    We Are Cisco: where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. We embrace digital and help our customers implement change in their businesses. Some may think we’re only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. Our culture allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure—if you learn from it. So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world-changing? Be you, with us!