Westin Fellow (2020-2021)

The IAPP Westin Fellowship Program was created in 2013 to encourage and enable research and scholarship in the field of privacy.

Applicants from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Previous research, coursework or experience in privacy law, information technology, sociology, marketing or business may be useful. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or be authorized to work in the U.S.

The one-year fellowship generally begins and ends in August.

Fellowship Requirements

  • During the fellowship, most of the fellow’s time will be devoted to contributing substantively to the production of the research team, in collaboration with the publications team
  • Participate as a team member on substantive IAPP projects
  • Attend at least two IAPP conferences; potentially participate in presentations of IAPP research
  • Contribute to development and maintenance of resources in the IAPP Resources center; incorporate law student interns into research projects as appropriate
  • All work product is expected to be of very high quality, appropriate for publication through professional or academic channels, as well as useful to practicing privacy professionals

Applicant Requirements

  • A strong academic record and completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year program are minimum requirements; a graduate degree is preferred
  • Fellows are required to be physically located at the IAPP’s office in New Hampshire during the term of their fellowship. They will receive a work space, computer and standard office equipment
  • Successful applicants will have a strong academic background in a relevant field(s), proven communication skills and a passionate interest in privacy issues. They must be interested in pursuing a long-term career path in the field of privacy


Completed applications are now being accepted. Applications will be reviewed as received by the Vice President of Research & Education and the Research Director. The IAPP will perform initial screenings, and conduct interviews with selected candidates. We hope to extend offers in November.

Compensation is $45,000 per year (depending on credentials) plus a generous employee benefits package.

What We Offer

Working at the IAPP is an opportunity like no other. The IAPP offers a creative, supportive and flexible environment, with perks including casual dress, a dog-friendly office, summer hours, and sabbaticals after seven years of service. We work in a “get-stuff-done” culture that values fun, excellence, balance, communication, respect, personal and professional growth, and an entrepreneurial attitude. In 2016, we were named to Business NH Magazine’s Hall of Fame for “Best Small Companies to Work for in NH.”

About the IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit organization that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession. More information about the IAPP is available at iapp.org

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed as received by the Vice President of Research & Education and the Research Director. The IAPP will perform initial screenings, conduct interviews with selected candidates, and extend offers as soon as feasible after October 18 (the original deadline), but applications will still be accepted until the position is filled.

To start the application process, please submit your resume and personal statement using the link below. In addition, please submit the following supporting documentation to WestinFellowship@iapp.org:

  • Two letters of reference
  • Recent publication or example of work
  • Transcript

Please note: Submissions will not be reviewed until all supporting documentation has been received.