Policy Counsel (Privacy, Security, and Emerging Technology)

Location: Washington, DC

CCIA is hiring a full-time attorney to support the association’s policy advocacy.  The Policy Counsel will have responsibilities including development of law and policy pertaining to privacy, cybersecurity, national security, law enforcement, and emerging technology issues.


  • Work collaboratively with CCIA’s DC and Brussels policy teams to achieve public policy goals on behalf of member companies and the internet services and technology industries, with a focus on privacy, cybersecurity, law enforcement, and emerging technology.
  • Act as spokesperson for the association on the identified subject areas and promote policymaker awareness of member companies’ interests, priorities, and business models.  
  • Effect change and drive policymaking that benefits the internet and its users.
  • Anticipate challenges that technology companies may face in an evolving public policy landscape.
  • Manage and coordinate external advocacy efforts, coalitions, outreach programs, and initiatives in concert with policy objectives.
  • Conduct research on cybersecurity, data privacy, and law enforcement access to data; understand the economic and regulatory policies associated with innovation in emerging technologies and how those changes will affect industry.
  • Draft written materials and collateral for internal and external use, to educate, inform and support CCIA’s policy positions, such as legal briefs, research and advocacy papers, reports, memoranda and summaries, and media communications pertaining to the identified subject areas.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2-5 years of experience in law, advocacy, or public policy pertaining to privacy, security, and emerging technology.
  • Juris Doctor degree required.
  • Applicant must have demonstrated capacity for independent work, self-starter capacity, and a capability of meeting deadlines and satisfying time-sensitive requests.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Keen working understanding of the legislative and regulatory policy process and the technology industry.
  • Familiarity with internet technologies and the surrounding policy environments; a demonstrated ability to quickly get up to speed on complex technical and regulatory issues.
  • Team player with a sense of humor; ability to exercise sound judgment in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent personal, political, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Great communicator, in person and in writing, with the ability to translate complex subject matter into simple explanations.
  • Ability to work autonomously and prioritize multiple projects with tight deadlines simultaneously.

Interested applicants should direct a resume, cover letter, compensation requirements, and relevant writing sample to: careers@ccianet.org.

The position will remain open until filled.  Note that only applicants with qualifications matching the current needs of the association will receive responses.


Legal Intern, Washington, DC

Location: Washington, DC

CCIA is always looking for bright, capable individuals for our internship program in our DC office.  We hire interns for the summer, and the fall and spring semesters, and accept applications on a rolling basis.

Interns work on a variety of ongoing and emerging Internet issues from both a legal and policy standpoint.  Subject matter may include: intellectual property (primarily copyright and patent), international trade, privacy, telecommunications, and antitrust.  Familiarity with Congress and legislative process, and courses in copyright, patent law, legal protection of computer software, and international IP treaties are highly preferable.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to Ali Sternburg, Senior Policy Counsel, at asternburg@ccianet.org