ISOC Invites Applications for Mid-Career Fellowship

Andrew Sullivan
President and Chief Executive Officer, ISOC

The Internet Society (ISOC) is now accepting entries from mid-career professionals in leadership roles, working in the Internet ecosystem in a technical, policy, economic, or social capacity, from around the world for its Mid-Career Fellowship.

The Mid-Career Fellowship programme is designed to help today’s leaders to navigate the complex, interconnected challenges of our world. From global pandemics to digital divides, this programme equips mid-career professionals with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to lead in a rapidly changing landscape.

The Fellowship will provide unparalleled access to world-class educational institutions and experts in a seven-month programme that starts from June and ends in December. Fifteen Fellows will work through five modules, culminating in a symposium to showcase their completed work. The programme includes seminars on digital geopolitics, leadership in volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environments, advocacy and communications, practical case studies, and cross-sector networking.

It covers core content areas including Internet Critical Properties and Enablers, Digital Transformation and Key Internet Issues, Digital Futures and Strategic Foresight, Systems and Design Thinking, and Leadership and Decision-making.

To be eligible, candidates must have at least ten years of relevant experience in the Internet space in a technical, policy, economic, societal, or other capacity. They must also currently work in a position/organization that is addressing digital challenges or facing digital disruption and transformation. In addition, candidates must have reliable access to broadband Internet connection and relevant devices, be able to commit approximately six hours a week for the seven-month experience, and have a proficiency level in verbal and written English.

To be eligible for the Fellowship, candidates must be Internet Society members and complete the online application form. The programme requires a commitment of approximately six hours per week and a proficiency level in verbal and written English, as well as reliable access to broadband internet connection and relevant devices.

 Application submission closes on April 18, 2023.

For more information and to apply, please visit