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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. More information about the host organizations and the areas of focus for the fellows is outlined on the website.

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 analyses; attending government and industry meetings and conferences; and participating in other advocacy activities.

Award / Eligibility Details:

You must be eligible and authorized to work in the country of your fellowship to apply. Also, you must be 18 years or older and enrolled as a full-time or part-time student. Students who are passionate about technology, and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into Internet policy should apply. 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 and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment.

Deadline: Mid-April each year

Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Internship / Professional Development, Research

Field of Study: All, Arts & Humanities, Business, Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: International, United States

Citizenship eligibility: All, Foreign Citizen / International Student, Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

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