Google Policy Fellowship 2013 Calls for Applications


Google is now accepting applications to the 2013 Google Policy Fellowship in Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America.

The Fellowship seeks students who are passionate about technology and want to spend the summer studying Internet policy. The Fellowship offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer working in public interest organizations.

Successful Fellows will have the opportunity to contribute to public dialogue and explore future academic and professional interests with organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and trademark reform, consumer privacy, open government, and many more.

A lead mentor will be assigned to each successful Fellow at their host organizations with the opportunity to work with other senior staff members during the summer programme.

Successful Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including conducting policy research and analysis; drafting reports and analyses; attending government and industry meetings and conferences; and participating in other advocacy activities.

Students from all majors and degree programmes who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply: demonstrated or stated commitment to Internet and technology policy; excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise; first-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment.

Interested applicants must be students above 18 years of age and should be enrolled in an accepted accredited institution including (but not necessarily limited to) colleges, universities, masters programs, PhD programs and undergraduate programs by January 1, 2013.

Students who are enrolled on a full-time or part-time program are eligible to apply. Students must be eligible and authorized to work in the country of host organisation.

Successful Fellows will be notified by April 19, 2013 and will receive a stipend of $7,500 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2013(June-August). Exact dates of the fellowship will be worked out by the fellow and host organization.

Click here for more information on the Google Policy Fellowship Program.

Deadline for application is March 15, 2013