The Internet Society Early Career Fellowship for 2024 Session

Applications are open for the Internet Society Early Career Fellowship for the 2024 session.

The Internet is a resource of possibility and opportunity that has transformed lives for the better. It’s a center for collaboration, sharing ideas, and strengthening bonds. It’s where work, learning, communication, and innovation take place. The Internet has flourished and evolved because of its underpinning ethos: an open architecture and a culture of collaboration for the collective good.

Increasingly, there are challenges around the world to the Internet’s fundamental principles. To help address these challenges, the Early Career Fellowship empowers a new, diverse generation of Internet champions who will bridge the gap between technology and policy, becoming advocates for the open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy Internet.

The Early Career Fellowship offers unparalleled access to world-class experts, including American University’s Professor Dr. Laura DeNardis and eminent scholars from the Oxford Internet Institute. It also offers project management, advocacy, and diplomacy know-how, providing the foundation for fellows to become future champions of the Internet.

Candidates must be early-career professionals working in the Internet ecosystem in a technical, policy, economic, or social capacity who have initiated or are interested in projects designed to grow or strengthen the Internet.

Starting Date: April 2024

Duration: 05 months

Benefits

  • All costs, including academic coursework, online sessions, and other programme elements, are covered by the Internet Society.
  • However, if certain conditions are met, accessibility stipends might be available to improve the quality, strength, and/or speed of a fellow’s internet to allow full participation in the fellowship.

Eligibility

Candidates with the following are welcome to apply for the early career fellowship:

  • An undergraduate or vocational degree or at least three years of work experience in an Internet-related field
  • Less than ten years of working experience in an Internet-related field
  • An innovative and impactful project proposal for growing and/or strengthening the Internet
  • Reliable access to broadband Internet connection and relevant devices
  • Availability to fully participate in the 5-month experience
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English
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Application Process

To apply, applicants must:

  • Commit a minimum of six hours per week for coursework, seminars, individual project work, and other programme activities
  • Complete the required 5 months
  • Attend all required seminars or sessions and manage time zone differences

To apply for The Internet Society Early Career Fellowship for 2024 Session, click here

Deadline: February 7, 2024.

For more information on the Internet Society Early Career Fellowship for the 2024 session, visit the official site.

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