Public Policy Intern
Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
hace 4 días

Scytl, a leading provider of election software worldwide, is currently looking for a Public Policy Intern to join the Research&Security department in its headquarter in Barcelona.

Duties and Responsibilities

Public Policy is a team within the Research and Security department. The Public Policy team helps Scytl navigate the complex regulatory and legislative landscape of elections worldwide.

They work with the Research and Security, Sales, Marketing and Operations departments to make sure they understand and comply with the rules that apply to our projects and products.

The team also plays an instrumental role in making sure that policymakers and regulators across the world fully understand how different technologies can be applied throughout the electoral cycle.

The Public Policy Intern will report to the Public Policy Researcher.

The responsibilities of the Public Policy Intern include, but are not limited to :

  • Monitor legal developments in the electoral field at the international and national levels :
  • o Design a catalogue of international standards on elections and technology, by intergovernmental organisations and multistakeholder forums.

    o Track legal developments on election modernisation at the national level, with special focus on internet voting.

  • Analyse experiences on the use of internet voting and election modernisation solutions :
  • o Follow-up on election observation reports by the EU, the OSCE / ODIHR, the OAS, and civil society organisations.

    o Follow-up on the design of new methodologies for the observation, certification and audit of new voting technologies.

    o Explore how new technologies provide enhanced mechanisms (logs data, digital evidences, etc.) for the audit of electoral processes.

  • Track academic developments regarding the social impact of election technology (e.g., on voting trends, on enhanced accessibility for certain voter groups, on how to audit election technology, as well as environmental benefits of election technology, to name just a few examples).
  • Requirements

  • Degree in Law, Political Science, International Relations or a related field.
  • Fluency in English (C1). Proficiency in additional languages (Spanish, German and / or French) is desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency using the Internet and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience in working in a multicultural environment is a plus.
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