Sunlight Foundation – Washington, D.C.

This fellowship is made possible with generous support from the Omidyar Network.

Summer 2013 Fellow: Justin Lin

Faculty Mentor: Bruce Cain

Office Description:

The Sunlight Foundation is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that uses the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency, and provides new tools and resources for media and citizens alike. They are committed to improving access to government information by making it available online, indeed redefining “public” information as meaning “online,” and by creating new tools and websites to enable individuals and communities to better access that information and put it to use. For more information, please visit the Sunlight Foundation’s official website.

Past Projects:

Past fellows have studied federal court cases, specifically looking at citations of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) in legal briefs. This was to determine the impact of CRS reports on the public (these documents are not not made available currently).

Desired Personal Qualities:

  • Energetic
  • Can work familiarly with coworkers
  • Ability to see a project to the end

Desired Skills, Experience, and Coursework:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Familiarity with Excel

Main Fellowship Disciplines:

  • Public Policy

Languages: 

All work done in English