Google Policy Fellowship

We are now accepting applications for 2014 Fellowship in Asia and Europe. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014 fellowship in North America and Latin America.

"The Google Policy Fellowship allowed me to explore my interests and exercise my studies while working directly with dynamic leaders shaping the policy space. The programming offered by Google not only informed me of the major debates in technology policy, it also exposed me to a phenomenal network of host organizations in Washington and around the globe. I encourage you to seize this opportunity, and build your insight, experience, and network.”
—Marco De Leon (USHCC)

Program overview

The Google Policy Fellowship program was inspired by Google’s Summer of Code with a public policy twist. 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 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 analyses; attending government and industry meetings and conferences; and participating in other advocacy activities.

Who should apply?

We’re looking 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:

Fellows will receive a stipend of USD 7,500 for 10-12 weeks in 2014. Exact dates of the fellowship will be worked out by the fellow and host organization and will be subject to the academic schedules in different countries.