Saturday, October 25, 2008

Apply for summer 2009 Google Policy Fellowships

Posted by Jen Marsh, Policy Analyst and Joe Sexton, Fellowship Coordinator

Passionate about freeing the white space airwaves? Excited about about privacy and data protection? Interested in the debates surrounding net neutrality? If you're a undergraduate, graduate, or law student interested in in the world of tech policy, have we got a program for you.

After a successful first summer, we are excited to announce the launch of the 2009 Google Policy Fellowship program. The Google Policy Fellowship program is our effort to replicate the success of our Summer of Code program in the public policy sphere and to support students and organizations doing work that is important to the future of Internet users everywhere. Our first class of fellows worked for ten weeks last summer at public interest organizations involved in debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright reform, consumer privacy, and open government.

Those selected as fellows for the 2009 summer will receive a stipend to spend ten weeks contributing to the public debate on technology policy issues -- ranging from broadband policy to copyright reform to open government. Our participating organizations include: American Library Association, Cato Institute, Center for Democracy and Technology, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Internet Education Foundation, Media Access Project, New America Foundation, Public Knowledge. We are happy to welcome six additional organizations to participate in the 2009 summer: Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, The Citizen Lab, Creative Commons, Future of Music Coalition, Progress and Freedom Foundation, and Technology Policy Institute.

Check out more details and the application, which is due by Friday, December 12, 2008. And please help us spread the word!

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