Google Public Policy Fellowship in North America, Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East for All International Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Law Students

Google Public Policy Fellowship

Course(s) Offered: Internet and technology policy
Course Level: Undergraduate, Graduate and Law
Provider: Google Inc.
Country to Work in: North America, Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East

Scholarship Description
The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring 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.

Applications are invited for the Google Policy Fellowship program for undergraduate, graduate, and law students. International applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

In order to participate in the program, you must be a student. Google defines a student as an individual enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution including (but not necessarily limited to) colleges, universities, masters programs, PhD programs and undergraduate programs. Eligibility is based on enrollment in an accredited university by January 1, 2016.

You may be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student. You must be eligible and authorized to work in the country of your fellowship. Google cannot provide guidance or assistance on obtaining the necessary documentation to meet this criteria.

The Google Policy Fellowship program is for students who are passionate about technology, and want to spend the summer 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
Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older by January 1, 2016 to be eligible to participate in Google Policy Fellowship program in 2016.

Citizenship Requirements:
You must be eligible and authorized to work in the country of your fellowship. Google cannot provide guidance or assistance on obtaining the necessary documentation to meet this criteria.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries can apply

Participating Institutions
As long as you are enrolled in a college or university program as of January 1st, 2016, you are eligible to participate in the program.

You will have opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on Internet and technology policy in North America, Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East

Fields of study
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.

Number of awards
Not specified by sponsor

Sponsorship duration
Individual host organizations will set exact start and completion dates, however, the timing will be early June through mid/late August.

Scholarship benefits
Fellows will receive a stipend of USD 7,500 in 2016.

Method of Application
You must be a student to participate in this program (see Google’s definition of a student above). Along with the application form, applicants have to submit and fill the following information:
  • Personal Information
  • Current Education
  • Education History
  • References
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement: Provide us with an essay outlining your qualifications for and interest in the program, including relevant academic, professional and extracurricular experiences. As part of this essay, explain what you hope to gain from participation in the program. (750 word maximum)
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this program

The deadline for applications is 12:00 midnight ET, Friday, March 25th 2016.

Google Inc. is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. Most of its profits are derived from AdWords, an online advertising service that places advertising near the list of search results.

Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University. They incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. An initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004.

Application Deadline: 25 March 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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