Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is seeking qualified and motivated candidates to join its Policy Internship for the spring and summer of 2022. The seven lucky students chosen for this highly desirable internship will benefit greatly from the experience. Each semester, over 150 applications come through, and the Institute aims to provide successful students with opportunities and experiences they will never forget.

Children and Screens has become a leading interdisciplinary grantmaker, convenor, curator of scientific research, and public educator in the field of digital media and child development. The Institute provides a plethora of highly impactful and curated programs for researchers, parents, policy makers, and educators, including its International Research Congresses, Research Retreats, Workshops, Seed Grants, and most recently its extremely successful “Ask the Experts” Webinar Series, which has garnered thousands of attendees from all 50 states and over 45 countries. All interns will have the opportunity to contribute to our exciting array of projects in different capacities during the semester.

Of note, positions will be filled on a rolling basis. Participants receive a small stipend upon completing the three-month internship. All internships will be remote (part-time or full-time) with some flexibility around prior educational commitments. Preference will be given to those recommended by program directors and those with relevant experience and qualifications. Additional information about our internship program can be found on our website.

Policy Internship Track


Children and Screens’ Policy Internship program offers an opportunity for current graduate and/or undergraduate students in the fields of policy, public health, or law to enhance their academic training and research skills.

This program provides opportunities to interact with leading researchers and policymakers in the field of digital media, as well as gain the necessary tools for communicating with legislators about the impact of digital media on developing minds.

The Policy Internship program will foster interns’ skills in writing, reporting, collaborating, and informing policymakers of the latest research. In addition, interns will gain exposure to the many disciplines involved in the Institute’s programming that will enhance their skills and knowledge for any future career path.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Drafting policy briefs, reports, and online publications to increase the public’s understanding of current trends and the effects of digital media on child health and development
  • Learning about and keeping abreast of new legislation and areas of interest
  • Helping develop a new Policy resource section of our Children and Screens website
  • Assisting the Institute in its regular programming, including an International Congress, interdisciplinary retreats, and in-house meetings
  • Contributing to the large and small projects of our growing nonprofit

Please share the linked materials with your qualified scholars, and encourage them to submit a resume and cover letter to