Host organizations

Please note: Additional organizations may be added to the program prior to the application deadline. Please check back for additional updates.

Asia-Pacific

Europe

Latin America

North America

Russia

Sub-Saharan Africa

Asia-Pacific

Asian Development Bank

Fellowship location: Manila, Philippines

The Asian Development Bank’s mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. ADB is committed to reducing poverty through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration.

Based in Manila, ADB is owned by 67 members, including 48 from the region. Its main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance

Fellowship focus areas

The Google Policy Fellow will work closely with ADB’s Office of Regional Economic Integration (OREI) to build the foundations of a social networking web platform to enable connectivity and trade by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the region. This platform will be based on and integrated with an existing site piloted by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and focused on the Americas.

The Fellow’s work will have two components. The first will be to do a pilot of the project in one country in Southeast Asia. This will involve creative thinking about how to design the website to address the needs articulated by SME’s using the products offered by partners. The second component will be to work with the technology manager at the IDB sister site to develop ways to integrate and link the two sites.

Applicants should have a background in policy and technology in Asia and an interest in developing new technologies to address development challenges. Knowledge of private sector development would be helpful but is not required.

To apply, please send a letter of interest describing why you would be a good candidate, and a CV to adicaprio@adb.org. Applications should be received by 3 October 2014.

Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong

Fellowship location: Hong Kong

http://jmsc.hku.hk/

The Journalism and Media Studies Centre is an academic department at The University of Hong Kong that offers undergraduate and professional post-graduate degrees in journalism as well as research graduate studies leading to MPhil and PhD degrees. The JMSC conducts research in media law, media ethics, big data, social media, public health communications, the media in China, international communication, media literacy, finance journalism and professional practices of journalism.

The JMSC also conducts multi-disciplinary research in collaboration with researchers in HK and from around the world in disciplines such as legal studies, computer science, economics and finance, and medicine.

Fellowship focus areas

The Google Policy Fellow will work closely with the JMSC’s Media Law Project and the Open Government Project to conduct research on media policy issues in areas such as access to information, privacy, transparency, free speech, and press and media freedom.

Through policy-driven research, the Fellow will produce work to enhance the understanding of the intersection among the media, law and technology. Applicants should have strong interests in media policy development. Demonstrated research skills and strong English writing skills are required. Working knowledge of written and spoken Chinese will be an advantage.

To apply for the Policy Fellowship, please visit the JMSC site, download the application, and send a completed copy to jmsc4@hku.hk.

Open Net Korea

Fellowship location: Seoul, South Korea

http://opennet.or.kr

OpenNet is a South Korea-based NGO which aims to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration to explore effective Internet and IT policies by offering accurate and timely analyses of policy issues affecting the Internet and IT. Open Net campaigns for legal reform and public interest lawsuits, dealing mainly with issues of freedom of speech, intellectual property rights, privacy, network neutrality, open government, and innovation and regulations.

Fellowship focus areas

Open Net is looking for one Policy Fellow to start in late June, for 10 weeks. Fellows will need to be graduate students with a high level of understanding about open Internet activities and Internet policies. Candidates should be able to speak and write in English.

To apply for the Policy Fellowship, please visit the Open Net website directly. Applications should be received by 23 May 2014.

Europe

INHOPE – International Association of Internet Hotlines

Fellowship location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

http://www.inhope.org

INHOPE is the International Association of Internet Hotlines. INHOPE coordinates a network of Internet Hotlines around the world, supporting them in responding to reports of illegal content to make the Internet safer. INHOPE was founded in 1999 and has grown to a network of 51 Hotlines (Members) in 45 countries over the world. Together the Internet Hotlines are working to support and ensure swift action in responding to reports of illegal content especially Child Sexual Abuse Material. INHOPE is funded by the European Commission and has a charitable arm known as INHOPE Foundation. The INHOPE Foundation provides financial support to new and emerging Hotlines to commence operations.

Fellowship focus areas

The role is to review and update the Legal Documentation of the INHOPE Association. You will work closely with members of the INHOPE team on a variety of legal matters, but especially Governance related matters, along with the review of our Best Practice documentation. Thrive in a fast-paced, high-energy, collaborative environment. Play an active role in fulfilling INHOPE strategy. To apply for the Policy Fellowship, please visit the INHOPE website directly. Applications should be received by 13 August 2014.

Latin America

ARTICLE 19 Mexico

Fellowship location: Mexico City, Mexico

http://www.article19.org/

ARTICLE 19 designs and promotes laws and policies that protect freedom of expression, hold accountability for abusers and governments, and advocate for legal reforms. Through our legal and policy hot desk, we also respond to urgent requests from activists needing support and expert advice worldwide. ARTICLE 19 works for helping people everywhere to express themselves freely, access information and enjoy freedom of the press. ARTICLE 19 was established in 1987 and has worked and partnered with IGOs like the UN and OSCE, NGOs such as Amnesty International and International Media Support, and governments such as the UK and Brazil.

Fellowship focus areas

Asociación por los Derechos Civiles

Fellowship location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

http://www.adc.org.ar/

The Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC) is a human rights NGO in Argentina founded in 1995 and with a long and rich history of advocacy on freedom of expression. In the last couple of years, ADC’s freedom of expression program has been working on issues related to the Internet, leading local public debates on the matter and taking part in regional and global discussions. For instance, ADC has prepared and presented an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court in a case where the issue of intermediary liability is being discussed; it has participated in hearings in Congress on issues of net neutrality and cybercrime laws and since 2013 is part of two research networks on the issue of privacy and surveillance in the digital age. ADC works closely with partners in Latin America to advance an Internet agenda informed by a robust vision of human rights. At the same time, ADC participates in global fora in which the future of the Internet is discussed.

Fellowship focus areas

We are at a crossroads regarding the Internet. The efforts of keeping it open and free must be coordinated across borders. Local battles are informed by regional trends and the global discussion on the future of the Internet affects us all. Currently, ADC works on the following issues at the national, regional and international level. For advancing these issues, ADC uses an array of tools and strategies, ranging from public interest litigation to international human rights advocacy, reporting and litigation. We produce substantial reports on issues on which knowledge is needed and impact public debate through media campaigns and initiatives.

Derechos Digitales

Fellowship location: Santiago, Chile

http://www.derechosdigitales.org/

ONG Derechos Digitales is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Santiago de Chile, whose mission is to defend and promote human rights in the digital environment. Its main working areas include Freedom of Expression, Access to Knowledge, Transparency and Democracy, Privacy and Personal Data Protection, and Digital Consumer Protection.

Fellowship focus areas

Fundación Karisma

Fellowship location: Bogotá, Colombia

http://karisma.org.co/

Karisma Foundation is a civil society organization that supports and promotes the good use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the Colombian and Latin American societies, seeking a responsible and reflective appropriation of ICTs in several sectors of society. Karisma’s work is carried out through 2 working groups. The “Rights, Internet and Society Group” (DIS for the Spanish equivalent) works on the impact of regulations on the individuals’ ability to use ICTs, as a development tool and its potential to affect human rights and civil liberties. DIS develops and supports initiatives in human rights and civil liberties in digital environments, promotes culture, content and free software vindicating the public interest, and the commons.

Fellowship focus areas

Our fellow will engage in monitoring, researching, writing and supporting activist actions and policy analysis under the supervision of the DIS Director. We are looking for candidates with legal, economic or social science academic background. However, under similar circumstances, we will prefer an academic background in economy. Candidates should have an interest in digital economy issues and/or internet and human rights law. Fellows will work on a variety range of areas such as:

North America

American Association of People with Disabilities

Fellowship location: Washington DC, USA

http://www.aapd.com/

The policy fellow will assist AAPD staff to prepare and host the organization’s monthly meeting ofthe Technology Forum. The Forum is a meeting of national disability organizations and industry representatives that work to advance accessibility of electronic information technology in the use of devices, products and applications. The Forum also involves a robust dialogue on how private sector employers can enhance efforts to recruit, hiring and retain individuals with disabilities as part of the labor force. Working with members ofthe AAPD policy staff, the fellow will solicit infomation specific accessibility issues identified by the Forum participants; research the issues and draft background material to support a discussion ofthe each ofthe specific issue identified. The fellow may be asked to present on their findings and lead a discussion of how the issue might improve accessibility ofthe technology for users that have a disability. In conjunction with AAPD staff and members of the forum, the Fellow may be asked to research and analyze current efforts bythe federal and state governments to employ qualified individuals with disability. They will also draft a research paper on the efforts of federal contractors to increase the number of employees With disabilities that they hire. This effort may be coordinated with the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contractor Compliances.

American Library Association

Fellowship location: Washington DC, USA

http://www.ala.org/

The American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit educational organization of about 58,000 librarians, library trustees, and other friends of libraries dedicated to improving library services and promoting the public interest in a free and open information society.

The Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) advances ALA’s public policy activities by helping secure information technology policies that support and encourage efforts of libraries to ensure access to electronic information resources as a means of upholding the public’s right to a free and open information society. It works to ensure a library voice in information policy debates and to promote full and equitable intellectual participation by the public by conducting research & analysis, educating the ALA community, advocating ALA’s information policy interests, and engaging in strategic outlook.

Fellowship focus areas

OITP is organized into three substantive programs, to which the Google Policy Fellow would make contributions: The fellow will not be supervised by an attorney.

Center for Democracy and Technology

Fellowship location: Washington DC, USA

https://www.cdt.org/

The Center for Democracy & Technology is a non-profit public interest organization working to keep the Internet open, innovative, and free. As a civil liberties group with expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT works to enhance free expression and privacy in communications technologies by finding practical and innovative solutions to public policy challenges while protecting civil liberties. CDT is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media.

Fellowship focus areas

The Google Policy Fellow will work closely with the CDT attorneys, technologists, and policy experts on one or more issues related to technology and civil liberties, according to the Fellow's interest and experience. Possible areas of focus include: The Google Policy Fellow will be supervised by an attorney, and law students are encouraged to apply.

ConnectSafely

Fellowship location: Washington DC, USA

http://www.connectsafely.org/

ConnectSafely is a non-profit organization offering research-based resources about digital well-being and literacy for parents, teens, educators, advocates and policymakers. ConnectSafely’s Google Fellow will work on policy issues in Washington D.C., researching key issues of concern to parents and youth regarding safety, security, privacy and digital literacy. Working with other non-profit organizations, the Fellow will help identify issues of mutual concern and will provide materials to educate policy makers, educators and the public about teen perspectives on digital practices. The Fellow will also help address needs for parental and youth education and assist ConnectSafely in developing written materials. The Fellow will work with ConnectSafely’s policy director as well as its co-directors, Larry Magid and Anne Collier.

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Fellowship location: San Francisco, CA, USA

https://www.eff.org/

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a nonprofit group of lawyers, policy analysts, technologists, and activists working to protect freedom of expression, civil liberties, digital consumer rights and innovation in the online world. Founded in 1990, EFF brings and defends lawsuits, engages in online advocacy campaigns, and works to educate U.S. and international policymakers, the media, and citizens.

Fellowship focus areas

The Google Policy Fellow will work closely with mentors in the EFF international team. We are looking for someone who shares our passion for the free and open Internet, digital civil liberties, privacy, and consumer rights; has strong research skills; can conduct policy analysis; and has demonstrated the ability to communicate with different types of audiences.

Future of Music Coalition

Fellowship location: Washington DC, USA

http://www.futureofmusic.org/

Future of Music Coalition is a not-for-profit collaboration between members of the music, technology, public policy and intellectual property law communities. In working to educate the media, policymakers and the public about music and technology issues, FMC brings together diverse voices to address the challenges faced by musicians and generate creative solutions. FMC also identifies and promotes innovative business models that will help musicians and citizens to benefit from new technologies.Our policy agenda focuses on three broad themes, all of which have a direct impact on the ability of artists to make a living in the digital economy:

Fellowship focus areas

FMC views policy issues through the frame of research, education and advocacy. The public policy fellow will work with FMC staff to identify issues of particular interest to the fellow, then develop and implement a strategy focusing on: A fellow at FMC will have access to the General Counsel and many attorneys in the field who work with the FMC, but s/he will be supervised by FMC staff, who are not attorneys.

Future of Privacy Forum

Fellowship location: Washington DC, USA

http://www.futureofprivacy.org/

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a Washington, DC based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices. The forum is led by Internet privacy experts Jules Polonetsky and Christopher Wolf and includes an advisory board comprised of leading figures from industry, academia, law and advocacy groups.

FPF facilitates discussions with privacy advocates, industry leaders, regulators, legislators (and their staff) and international representatives, to inform our Advisory Board and their organizations and to exchange views. Our “Privacy Papers for Policy Makers” brings the best academic ideas to the attention of government leaders. Following are are an overview of recent projects and priorities:

Fellowship focus areas

In addition to the above listed projects, FPF is developing data privacy best practices for vendors. The aim of this project is to develop a standardized due diligence process for companies to assess the privacy practices of their vendors through the development and implementation of a streamlined, easy-to-use system that will provide added confidence when picking vendors to handle sensitive data. The Google Fellow will assist in the development of this system from the ground up and work closely with a variety of stakeholders in government, industry and academia to inform its scope. Successful applicants will be supervised by an attorney.

Global Network Initiative

http://www.globalnetworkinitiative.org/

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is a multi-stakeholder group of companies, civil society organizations (including human rights and press freedom groups), investors and academics, who have created a collaborative approach to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy in the ICT sector. Our growing network includes more than 40 participants from companies and organizations around the world. GNI provides resources for ICT companies to help them address difficult issues related to freedom of expression and privacy that they may face anywhere in the world. GNI has created a framework of principles and a confidential, collaborative approach to working through challenges of corporate responsibility in the ICT sector.

Fellowship focus areas

The Google Policy Fellow will work closely with the Executive Director and Policy & Communications Director at GNI, as well as with GNI’s network of participant organizations on issues related to freedom of expression and privacy in the ICT sector. Areas of focus will be determined based upon the Fellow’s background and interests, but could include contributing to research and policy advocacy relating to communications surveillance and its impact on free expression and privacy rights. The Fellow will conduct factual and policy research on issues related to freedom of expression, privacy, and business and human rights, draft analysis to be incorporated into policy papers, reports, consultation responses, and other written pieces on business and human rights in the ICT sector, and assist the work of the GNI Board committee responsible for policy and learning. The Google Policy Fellow at GNI will not be supervised by an attorney, but will work closely with lawyers from GNI’s staff, Board of Directors, and member organizations.

Internet Education Foundation

Fellowship location: Washington DC, USA

http://www.neted.org/

The Internet Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public and policymakers about the potential of a decentralized global Internet to promote democracy, communications, and commerce. Founded in 1997, IEF facilitates many educational projects including the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, the State of the Net Conference Series and now the Congressional App Challenge.

The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC) is a diverse group of public interest, non-profit and industry groups working to educate Congress, the federal government and the public about important Internet-related policy issues. The ICAC holds regular briefings for Congressional offices on topical Internet policy questions including broadband, net neutrality, copyright and intellectual property, cyber security, Internet governance and everything in between.

The State of the Net Conference Series brings together thought leaders, public Internet groups, industry and government to discuss the most relevant policy issues facing lawmakers. The annual State of the Net Conference in Washington is DC’s largest technology policy conference.

Fellowship focus areas

Internet Keep Safe Coalition

Fellowship location: Washington DC, USA

http://www.ikeepsafe.org/

The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe), established in 2005, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit international alliance of more than 100 policy leaders, educators, law enforcement members, technology experts, public health experts and advocates. Through this network of support, iKeepSafe tracks global trends and issues surrounding digitally connected products and their affect on children and families. This research drives the continuous creation of positive resources for parents, educators and policymakers who teach youths how to use new media devices and platforms in safe and healthy ways.

Fellowship focus areas

A Policy Fellow will have the unique opportunity to assist with timely initiatives addressing emergent global issues like student privacy and security in partnership with leading subject matter experts. The Policy Fellow will also assist with policy leader outreach including initiatives with attorneys general and congressional leaders. He or she will help with assignments relating to policy and PR, including: speaking points, media events, news releases, and monthly emails for policy makers and their staff to provide insight about online health and safety issues to be localized and distributed to constituents. In addition to working with policy leaders, the fellow will also assist with curriculum creation, content development and outreach, as well as researching and writing about various topics related to digital citizenship. The IKS Senior Director of Law and Policy, an attorney who has extensive experience in the legal and nonprofit sectors, will oversee the Policy Fellow.

National Consumers League

Fellowship location: Washington DC, USA

http://www.nclnet.org/

The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is the nation’s pioneering consumer organization. Our non-profit mission is to promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. NCL provides government, businesses and other organizations with the consumer’s perspective on a wide range of issues, including child labor, safe food and drugs, health care, personal finance, workers’ rights, telecommunications and technology policy and consumer fraud protection.

Fellowship focus areas

The fellow will not be directly supervised by an attorney.

National Hispanic Media Coalition

Fellowship location: Washington DC, USA

http://www.nhmc.org/

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a non-profit, civil rights and media advocacy organization. NHMC’s mission is to educate and influence media corporations on the importance of including U.S. Latinos at all levels of employment. It augments the pool of Latino talent with its professional development programs. It challenges media that carelessly exploit negative Latino stereotypes. It scrutinizes and opines on media and telecommunications policy issues.

In Washington, D.C., NHMC staff is often called to testify before Congress and the federal agencies on various media and telecommunications policies that impact the American Latino community. NHMC submits public comments to the FCC record on a variety of policies.

NHMC's main priority is promoting responsible and inclusive media. Other key priorities include facilitating universal and affordable communications, creating empowered media and telecommunications consumers, and preserving privacy in the digital age.

Fellowship focus areas

The Google Policy Fellow will work closely with NHMC’s DC-Based Policy Director to advance NHMC’s agenda. The Fellow will work on complex legal and policy issues, and may be called upon to draft FCC pleadings, internal memoranda, press releases, blog posts, editorials and other documents as needed. The Fellow will be invited to attend meetings with decision makers at the FCC and in Congress, as well as meetings with media reform and civil rights activists. Please note that NHMC will only consider candidates enrolled in a law degree program. The Google Policy Fellow at NHMC will be supervised by an attorney.

Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation

Fellowship location: Washington DC, USA

http://www.newamerica.net/

The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States.

Fellowship focus areas

The Google Policy Fellow would work with the Open Technology Institute (oti.newamerica.net) on a wide range of communications policy issues. OTI formulates policy and regulatory reforms to support open architectures and open source innovations and facilitates the development and implementation of open technologies and communications networks. Our current policy work includes issues related to: privacy, surveillance, and cybersecurity; transparency reporting around online surveillance and censorship; export controls and sanctions; broadband competition, buildout, and alternative network models; and Federal Communications policy in the wake of the Network Neutrality decision. OTI is a diverse program with a staff composed of lawyers, technologists, journalists and experienced community activists. An ideal candidate for this fellowship would be a law student with a demonstrated interest in one or more of the subject areas outlined above, with a preference for those with software or network engineering experience. Statements of interest should clearly articulate how the fellow's skills, experience and interests would complement the work of the Open Technology Institute. We look forward to reviewing candidates and finding the best project match and mentor for the Google Policy Fellow. This position will be supervised by an attorney.

Public Knowledge

Fellowship location: Washington DC, USA

http://www.publicknowledge.org/

Public Knowledge is a public-interest advocacy organization dedicated to fortifying and defending a vibrant information commons. This Washington, D.C. based group works with a wide spectrum of stakeholders—libraries, educators, scientists, artists, musicians, journalists, consumers, software programmers, civic groups and enlightened businesses—to promote the core principles of openness, access, and the capacity to create and compete.

Fellowship focus areas

A Public Knowledge fellow will work with members of PK staff and focus on copyright and/or telecommunications-related issues. The fellow will promote policy that ensures that U.S. copyright law and regulation reflect the “cultural bargain” intended by the framers of the Constitution: providing an incentive to creators and innovators while benefiting the public through the free flow of information and ideas. In the area of telecommunications, fellows will work to ensure that producers and consumers of online content will be able to operate without fear of intermediaries discriminating against them. Work may include writing and developing policy papers, briefing memos for policy makers, multimedia presentations, blog post, regulatory comments, and hearing testimony. Fellows are expected to attend and brief PK staff on pertinent Congressional hearings, meetings with policy makers, public interest advocates, and industry coalitions. Public Knowledge also encourages fellows to create an independent research project based on their interests and academic and career goals.

R Street Institute

Fellowship location: Washington DC, USA

http://www.rstreet.org/

The R Street Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan, public policy research organization (“think tank”) that was founded June 1, 2012. Our mission is to support free markets; limited, effective government; and responsible environmental stewardship. We believe free markets work better than the alternatives, but that the legislative process doesn’t always allow for everything we might want. To that end, our motto is “Free markets. Real solutions.” In addition to our DC headquarters, we have offices in Florida, Texas, and Ohio, and we work extensively on both state and national policy issues.

Where we differ from other groups on the center-right is our ability to bridge a variety of different communities. We have good relationships with both conservative groups and liberal groups. This makes us uniquely capable of producing research and educational work that advance a pragmatic free-market approach to creating effective public policy solutions.

Fellowship focus areas

Our tech policy project is relatively new, and this is our first year offering a Google Fellowship. Our work here is primarily on intellectual property, disruptive technologies, and online privacy issues. Our Google Fellow will have the opportunity to contribute op-eds and blog posts, work on overseeing coalition efforts, and help manage digital and social media projects relating to tech policy. This work will supervised by non-attorneys.

Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic

Fellowship location: Ottawa, Canada

https://www.cippic.ca/

The Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) is based at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa in Canada's capital city, Ottawa. CIPPIC's mission is to advocate in the public interest on issues that arise at the intersection of law and technology. CIPPIC accomplishes this by participating in a broad spectrum of public policy debates and proceedings, with the primary objective of ensuring public interest perspectives that would not otherwise be heard receive due consideration. CIPPIC additionally aims to provide legal assistance to under-represented organizations and individuals on matters arising from the use of new technologies, and to provide a high quality and rewarding clinical legal education experience to students of law while accomplishing these goals.

CIPPIC has become a leading voice in policy debates on Internet-related issues such as privacy, copyright law, network neutrality, free speech, online consumer protection, intermediary liability and other telecommunications-related challenges in Canada and internationally. Staff and students pursue these issues via legislative advocacy, cooperative policy-making, litigation, research, and public education.

Fellowship focus areas

Please note that CIPPIC will only be considering applications from students enrolled in a law program. The Google Policy Fellow at CIPPIC will be supervised by an attorney.

TechFreedom

Fellowship location: Washington DC, USA

http://techfreedom.org/

TechFreedom's mission is to promote the progress of technology that improves the human condition and expands individual capacity to choose by educating the public, policymakers, and thought leaders about the kinds of public policies that enable technology to flourish. We seek to advance public policy that makes experimentation, entrepreneurship and investment possible, and thus unleashes the ultimate resource: human ingenuity. On a wide variety of issues, TechFreedom will outline a path forward for policymakers towards a bright future where technology enhances freedom and freedom enhances technology. We have four specific goals:

Fellowship focus areas

Much of what TechFreedom does is quick-hits like op-eds and blog posts and we will look to the Google Policy Fellow to assist staff with research and writing. The Google Policy Fellow will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of technology-related policy issues, such as privacy, data security, FCC reform, Internet regulation, and free speech.

Technology Policy Institute

Fellowship location: Washington DC, USA

http://www.techpolicyinstitute.org/

The Technology Policy Institute is a think tank that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. Our mission is to advance knowledge and inform policymakers by producing independent, rigorous research and by sponsoring educational programs and conferences on major issues affecting information technology and communications policy.

Today’s digital economy may be new, but the economic principles underlying it are not. First principles still matter in both developed and emerging economies. Thus, government should intervene in these dynamic markets only when markets fail and when proposed solutions will demonstrably improve society’s well-being. New technologies can greatly improve standards of living around the globe, but policymakers must carefully consider how policies affect the development of those technologies. Our research will help inform those deliberations. The Technology Policy Institute is a 501(c)(3) research and educational foundation.

Fellowship focus areas

The Citizen Lab

Fellowship location: Toronto, Canada

http://citizenlab.org/

The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. Our research focuses on the intersection of information communications technologies (ICTs), global security, and human rights. Our mission is to undertake research and development that monitors, analyzes, and impacts the exercise of political power in cyberspace. We achieve this mission through collaborative partnerships with leading-edge research centers, organizations, and individuals around the world.

Our group is composed of a diverse mix of researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines including political science, sociology, law, computer science, and engineering. Since 2001, we have developed a unique mixed-methods approach to the study of ICTs, politics, human rights, security, and governance. We combine techniques from computer science and information security with field research, qualitative social science methodologies, and legal and policy analysis undertaken by subject matter experts.

Fellowship focus areas

Each year we tailor the Google Policy Fellowship to the individual fellow to match his/her interests and strengths with current projects at the Citizen Lab. In general we encourage applicants to apply who are interested in two broad areas (or combinations of the two): This fellowship is not supervised by an attorney

US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Fellowship location: Washington DC, USA

http://ushcc.com/

The country’s largest Hispanic business organization, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic‐owned businesses in the United States that generate in excess of $468 billion annually. It also serves asthe umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Fellowship focus areas

The Google Policy Fellow will work under the Vice President, Government Affairs and Policy on a wide range of telecommunications, technology, and science related policy issues. All members of the Government Relations Department must develop policy position papers, write policy related communications, and engage in Congressional and Administration outreach to policy makers. The Policy Fellow will not be directly supervised by an attorney.

Russia

Moscow State University (MGU) - the Department of Journalism

Fellowship location: Moscow, Russian Federation

http://www.journ.msu.ru/

The Department of Journalism was founded in 1947 at the Faculty of Philology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 1952 it was reorganised as an independent Faculty of Journalism. Today it is considered to be the leading institution for journalism and mass communication education in Moscow, Russia and CIS countries.

Since its foundation about 15,000 mass media specialists who currently work in different print outlets, TV channels, radio stations, news agencies in Russia and abroad graduated from the Department of Journalism. More than 600 international students from Europe, Asia, Africa and America pursued their degree in the Department of Journalism. About 300 graduates from ClS and other foreign countries studied here.

The graduates of the Faculty of Journalism are highly appreciated at both Russian and foreign media. The MSU Faculty of journalism has earned its outstanding reputation for the high standards of academic education and practice-orientated courses. The Faculty of Journalism offers Bachelor and Master degree programmes. Besides, students have the opportunity to continue their education as doctoral candidates.

Fellowship focus areas

Moscow University for International Relations

Fellowship location: Moscow, Russian Federation

http://www.mgimo.ru

MGIMO is Russia's most prestigious educational institution for young people with international interests. For international students, MGIMO is that and more: a modern, welcoming, and intellectually stimulating place to study in Russia's greatest city.With an outstanding reputation and academic status MGIMO consistently ranks highly in university ratings. Its research is extended globally through collaborations with leading research institutes in Russia, CIS countries, and around the world. Under the umbrella of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MGIMO is an esteemed policy think-tank and forum for debate and analysis of international developments and current affairs, with its contributions to global analysis highly sought after. MGIMO is Russia's best known and most prestigious humanities institution. It is world class in every sense of the term - renowned excellence, independent, coeducational, and publicly endowed.

MGIMO's seven schools and four educational institutes encompass numerous academic departments, divisions, and award programs, as well as interdisciplinary centers and scientific work programs extending beyond traditional departmental boundaries. The university is renowned for academic excellence, meaning the brightest of Russia's future leaders are studying there now, with an increasing number of their international counterparts. Each year Russia's best high school graduates compete for nearly a thousand new places, with some programs - especially economics, law, and international relations - having up to 30 applicants for each place. University leads the way of widest employment of hi-tech IT infrastructure and services among humanitarian high education institutions, widely using them in educational process.

Fellowship focus areas

Sub-Saharan Africa

Association for Progressive Communications

Fellowship location: Johannesburg, South Africa

www.apc.org

APC is an international social justice network and non-profit organisation that envisions easy, affordable and equal access to information and communications technologies (ICTs), such as the internet and mobile phones, to improve lives. APC's strength lies in its network, a mix of organisations from developing and developed countries and our professional activist staff, and its combined knowledge and experience of promoting and using ICTs at local, national and regional levels. Through both its members and staff, APC gains local perspectives and contact with grassroots organisations that we integrate into our global work. In January 2013, APC had 45 members in 31 countries. Given its longstanding alliances with women's rights, human rights and environmental justice networks, we are especially interested in ensuring that the people who are actively trying to make the world a more just and equitable place are able to use the internet as effectively as possible to do their important work.

Fellowship focus areas

The fellow will work in APC's communications and information policy programme (CIPP) in Africa. During 2013-16 the programme will focus on advocating for affordable access, particularly through calling for innovative approaches to spectrum use and management, and for the protection of fundamental human rights on the internet. The two areas where we believe our efforts can make a concrete difference in the next two years are: innovative approaches to spectrum use and management as a means of extending affordable access, and, securing and defending fundamental human rights on the internet.

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Ghana­ India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI­-KACE)

Fellowship location: Accra, Ghana

ww.aiti-kace.com.gh

The Ghana ­India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI­-KACE)is Ghana's first Advanced Information Technology Institute. Founded in 2003, AITI-­KACE has grown to be a force in delivery of high quality training and the promotion of open source and related activities in the West African sub­region and Africa as whole. The Centre has formed strong relationships with Civil society and Government institutions which work in the areas of advocacy, public policy and ICT. AITI­-KACE is unique in the quality of staff commitment with respect to research in the areas mentioned below. Fellows will work closely with faculty and other stakeholders to clarify issues and a way forward for implementation of modern dimensions of Access to Affordable Internet and content development in the areas mentioned below and this is expected to make a meaningful contribution to the development of Ghana and the West African subregion. The Google Policy fellow will work closely with the Program Manager and ED of AITI-KACE.

Fellowship focus areas

Center for Intellectual Property and Information Technology (CIPIT) Law, Strathmore University

Fellowship location: Nairobi, Kenya

www.cipit.org

Strathmore University is a leading institution of higher education in Kenya. The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) is a part of Strathmore Law School, and is an innovative Centre for evidence-based research and training in intellectual property and information technology law and policy. As a training institute, CIPIT provides practical courses and seminars targeting lawyers, business professionals, venture capitalists, media houses, and start-up incubators in areas of IP law, with a particular focus on issues unique to ICT. Example training topics include IP portfolio management, patent drafting and filing, branding and marketing, and issues pertaining to licensing. A second area of focus is that of IP policy. CIPIT helps government and private institutions develop laws and internal policies that effectively account for IP issues. Examples include laws that affect freedom of information and data protection, as well as policies dealing with social media and IP ownership. To help guide the training and teaching aspects of CIPIT in law and policy, research fellows conduct original research. Primarily, such research characterizes the impact of foreign and domestic IP laws on development in East Africa, and enables policy makers to draft the most appropriate and beneficial IP legislation. In addition to focusing on the ICT industry, CIPIT provides similar services and conducts similar research into IP law issues specific to agriculture, artistic works, and biodiversity. These sectors, along with ICT, will continue to provide the foundation of the Kenyan economy in the coming decades. CIPIT enables key players in these sectors to make efficient use of IP both at home and abroad.

Fellowship focus areas

Primarily the Google Policy Fellow will need to conduct research and write a paper in any of the following areas:

Paradigm Initiative Nigeria

Fellowship location: Abuja, Nigeria

www.pinigeria.org

Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) is a social enterprise that connects underserved Nigerian youth with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) opportunities. PIN has worked with governments, civil society, private institutions and international organizations including United Nations agencies, on ICT Policy, technology in education and ICT applications in rural areas, amongst others. PIN’s projects include the Ajegunle Innovation Centre, Aba Innovation Centre, Techie. Entrepreneurial. Nigerian. Talented. (TENT) and ICT Policy intervention. PIN opened an ICT Policy Office in the Nigerian capital city of Abuja, in April 2013, to focus on Internet Freedom and other ICT Policy-related issues. The office enjoys partnership with Internews, Citizen Lab (Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada) and Google.

Fellowship focus areas

Primarily the Google Policy Fellow will work on with a member of PINs ICT Policy team who will provide the guidance and structure that will enable you to make the most out of your time working on one of today’s most pressing socio-economic issues in Nigeria. While there’s a lot of flexibility in Paradigm Initiative Nigeria's fast-paced working environment, you’ll generally be assigned to one (or more) of our key ICT policy areas such as:

Research ICT Africa

Fellowship location: Cape Town, South Africa

www.researchictafrica.net

RIA is an information and communication technology (ICT ) policy and regulation research network based in Cape Town, South Africa, under the directorship of Dr. Alison Gillwald. As a public interest think tank, RIA fills a strategic gap in the development of a sustainable information society and knowledge economy. The network builds the ICT policy and regulatory research capacity needed to inform effective ICT governance in Africa. RIA was launched a decade ago and has extended its activities through national, regional and continental partnerships. The network emanates from the growing demand for data and analysis necessary for appropriate but visionary policy required to catapult the continent into the information age.

Through development of its research network, RIA seeks to build an African knowledge base in support of sound ICT policy and regulatory design, transparent implementation processes, and monitoring and review of policy and regulatory developments on the continent. The research, arising from a public interest agenda, is made available in the public domain, and individuals and entities from the public sector, private sector and civil society are encouraged to use it for purposes of teaching and further research or to enable them to participate more effectively in national, regional and global ICT policymaking and governance.

Fellowship focus areas

Development of the following areas of research is available to fellows for collaboration: