2022 Conference Intern Opportunities

Sep 11, 2023

Intern Opportunities – Apply by 24 October

Data for Policy is holding its next conference edition across three locations: Hong Kong, Seattle and Brussels. To facilitate coordination, it is recruiting volunteer interns to run social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube) and communication activities linked to our conference and other academic activities. We are recruiting international teams, drawn from this year’s Data for Policy conference host locations (Belgium, Hong Kong and the US), and committed to encouraging collaboration and networking amongst our new team members.

We are looking for committed individuals interested in how data science is transforming policy, governance and the public sector, and who want to contribute to a key conference that since 2014 has successfully built a network of people in academia, government and civil society who are building knowledge at this interface.

This will be an opportunity to gain work experience, learn about the game-changing developments in data and policy and begin to form professional relationships with those working at the forefront of these fields. We are looking for committed individuals keen to understand how the world is changing and who want to make a contribution to the dissemination of research on data and governance issues.

Please read on to find out more about Data for Policy, the requirements for the role, the candidates we are looking for and how to apply; if you have any questions, please send to communications [at] dataforpolicy.org


Data for Policy is a premier global forum for interdisciplinary and cross-sector discussions around the impact and potentials of the digital revolution in the government sector. The annual conference has been running since 2014. In 2022, it will be taking place in December in three global locations: Hong Kong, Seattle and Brussels.

The Conference is overseen by a non-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) that has a stated purpose of building an interdisciplinary, cross-sector community at this interface. It has a track-record of including young participants from across the world, through a scholarship fund. The Conference has a sister journal, published by Cambridge University Press, dedicated to sharing  peer-reviewed research, discussion and translational insights on an open-access basis.


The role will run until the end of May 2023. You will be working with the wider Communications and Operations team, but expected to develop your workflow and timetables independently. Each team member will oversee a social media platform, with expectations and targets defined by the Communications team. Training and orientation will be provided to ensure social media activities are aligned with the community’s brand.


  • Sharpen your communication skills at a key conference
  • Develop contacts with people at the forefront of this emerging field
  • Get feedback on your work and endorsements
  • Join a lively community

Who can apply

We are looking for students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (taught and research) studying a relevant subject (Data Science, Computer Science, Sociological Enquiries into Data, Social Policy and Government, Information Systems).

How to apply

Applicants are invited to email communications [at] dataforpolicy.org with a CV and brief cover letter describing how their experience matches their role by 24th October. 

We will notify those who will be progressing to the interview stage by 31st October.

We are really looking forward to hearing from you!