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2018 - Blockchain Trust Accelerator (BTA) Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Type: Internship

Min. Experience: Student (College)

The Blockchain Trust Accelerator (BTA) is the world’s leading platform for harnessing Blockchain technology to solve social impact and governance challenges. Established in 2016, the BTA brings together governments, technologists, international civil society organizations, and philanthropists to build Blockchain pilots that benefit society. BTA projects help organizations and institutions increase accountability, ensure transparency, create opportunity, and build trust in core institutions. The BTA operates as a not-for-profit collaboration between New America (newamerica.org), Rockefeller Foundation (rockfound.org), The Bitfury Group (bitfury.com), and the National Democratic Institute (ndi.org). Trustaccelerator.org

Responsibilities:

  • Support the BTA with thorough research and writing.
  • Help  update the program’s website and grow the BTA's online presence through Twitter.
  • Assist  with organizing and staffing panel discussions, round-tables, and other public or invite-only Blockchain/public policy events. A big part of the job will be monitoring events and research of peer organizations and leaders in the field of Blockchain technologies as well as preparing for meetings and vetting project proposals.
  • Other miscellaneous administrative duties may arise as well. 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and communications skills. Previous blogging experience or writing for a public audience a plus.
  • Intellectual curiosity, motivation, and a desire to learn on-the-job. Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently and with a team.

 Dates:

  • Start date: January. End date: April/May. There is a possibility to extend.

Hours/Compensation:

  • Flexible. Would prefer a minimum of 15 to 20 hours a week. Small stipend may be available if course credit is not applicable.

Application Process:

Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and short writing sample addressing why you are interested in pursuing Blockchain applications for social good .  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  We will reach out directly to applicants we are interested in pursuing.  

NO PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS WILL BE ANSWERED.

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