Policy Research Intern

San Francisco

Technology law and policy is moving fast, impacting GitHub, the software industry, open source collaboration, and society as a whole. You'll help GitHub protect and advocate for itself and innovation and collaboration generally by supporting the GitHub legal team with timely research on developments in issues such as intermediary liability, censorship, intellectual property, and open source.


    • You will research, summarize, and draft memos, presentations, and other communications on technology law and policy issues at direction of manager.

What you will learn:

    • You will learn about cutting-edge technology law and policy developments, how they impact software collaboration, and how to communicate about them in a software company.


    • Intense interest in technology law and policy, facility and interest in diving deep on any and all of topics mentioned in description, ability to communicate clearly and with empathy. Should have significant classroom, research, or practical experience with one or more of the topics mentioned.

About GitHub

Who we are

GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over ten million people use GitHub to build amazing things together. With the collaborative features of GitHub.com, our desktop and mobile apps, and GitHub Enterprise, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write better code, faster.

We have a lot of exciting things to do, and we’re looking for the right people to grow with us!

Why you should join our Summer 2017 Intern Program

Working at GitHub is, to put it simply, a special slice of the universe. We're committed to transparency, collaboration, experimentation, and always staying classy. We've built and are growing a place where we truly love working, and we think you will too.

We love watching talented people learn and explore their skills. Our internships are designed to give you unique work experience by pairing you with real GitHubbers on real projects.

As a Summer Intern:
- You will be based at our headquarters in San Francisco, CA
- Your internship will be 9 weeks between June and August, 2017
- You must be a student enrolled in a university, community college, associate, or graduate school program to be eligible

Email us at intern@github.com if you have any questions.

GitHub is made up of people with many different backgrounds and lifestyles, and we like it that way. We invite applications from people of all stripes. We don't discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences that people imagine to discriminate against one another. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's anything we can do to make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate.