About the Oversight Board
The Oversight Board is a new body that makes binding and independent decisions about the most challenging content issues on Facebook and Instagram. The first members of the Board were announced in May 2020 and include Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former Prime Minister of Denmark, Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Michael McConnell, Director of Stanford’s Constitutional Law Center, and many other extraordinary and diverse leaders and thinkers from around the world.
The Oversight Board Administration is the team of full-time staff who support Board Members in carrying out their duties. The Administration has offices in London, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and operates with a global scope.
Joining the Oversight Board Administration is a chance to be part of an organization that will operate with the soul and pace of a startup but have a global impact from day one – leading on some of the most prominent and challenging issues facing the tech industry and society, but as part of a lean, nimble team.
You can learn more about the Board at www.oversightboard.com.
Role and responsibilities
Our Internship Program is designed to bring highly qualified and motivated students with diverse backgrounds into our team and provide a valuable learning experience that integrates students’ knowledge with professional skills development and networking, in a fast-paced international environment with support and guidance from experienced professionals.
Interns assist the Communications team to accurately present and explain the work of the Oversight Board, and to manage the full range of external and internal communications and reputational challenges facing an institution at the heart of some of the most complex technological, societal, legal and human rights issues of our time.
Interns will work with the Public Policy Manager to identify a research project that will explore aspects of content moderation and Facebook’s Community Standards. Additionally, Interns will assist the Communications team with a long-term project for the Oversight Board, this could include the Oversight Board’s Annual Report, implementation of a legal symposium, or the creation of stakeholder advisory networks. Research and projects will be tailored to the students interests and the needs of the Board.
The Fellows will report to the Public Policy Manager.
The post holder will:
Skills & Experience
What we can offer you
Oversight Board is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. You will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
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About the Oversight Board
The Oversight Board is a new body that makes binding and independent decisions about the most challenging content issues on Facebook and Instagram. The first members of the Board were announced in May 2020 and…