Undergraduates, graduates or law students who are interested in internet and technology policy and who are prepared to be involved in the public dialogue on the issues are encouraged to apply for the new Google Policy Fellowship pilot programmes in Italy, Belgium and three African countries.
The organisers are seeking for students who are passionate about technology, and want to gain experience of working on public policy.
Interested applicants must possess demonstrated or stated interest in Internet and technology policy; excellent academic record; professional, extracurricular, volunteer activities; subject matter expertise; first-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills.
Successful applicants to the programme will be given the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of Internet policy issues debates. They will be assigned a mentor at their host organizations and will have the opportunity to work with senior staff members.
Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organizations, including conducting policy research and analysis, drafting reports and white papers, attending government and industry meetings and conferences, and participating in other advocacy activities.
The work of the fellow is decided by the individuals and the organizations while Google provides a small stipend during the period of the fellowship, but has no involvement in defining or conducting the research. Typically, the fellows are postgraduates and they work with the organization on an area of research or study.
Fellows must possess ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment
Applications have two windows: Italy window closing on August 27, 2017; and Africa window closing on August 5, 2017
For more information click: https://www.blog.google/topics/google-europe/applications-now-open-google-policy-fellowship-europe-and-africa/