Google Policy Fellowship

2017 Google Policy Fellowship (USD 7,500 Allowance)

The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to contribute to a public dialogue and explore future academic and professional interests.

Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and creativity, consumer privacy, open government, government surveillance, data security, data innovation, free expression and more. More information about the host organizations and the areas of focus for the fellows is outlined here.

Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations and will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including conducting policy research and analysis, drafting reports and white papers, attending government and industry meetings and conferences, and participating in other advocacy activities.

Google Policy Fellowship Requirements

They’re looking for students who are passionate about technology and want to spend the holidays diving headfirst into Internet policy. Students from all majors and degree programs 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

Fellows will receive an allowance of USD 7,500 in 2017.

How to Apply

Africa Google Policy Fellowship Program

Google is pleased to offer eight fellowships, starting from late August 2017, across Sub-Saharan Africa. The program will run for six to twelve months, with exact duration varying by the organization.

Detailed location and fellowship descriptions can be viewed —-> Here

To apply, please complete the form at —-> 2017 Africa Google Policy Fellowship Application

Deadline for applications is August 5, 2017.

For More information

If you have any questions that are not answered in the FAQ, you can contact the Google Policy Fellowship program administrators at or reach out directly to the host organizations administering the Fellowship in which you are interested.



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