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Google Public Policy Fellowship – Undergraduate & Graduate Law Students

Application Deadline: May 26, 2017

About the 2017 Google Public Policy Fellowship

Applications are currently ongoing for the 2017 Google Public Policy Fellowship and all interested undergraduate and graduate law students are invited to apply.

Google Public Policy Fellowship - Undergraduate & Graduate Law Students

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.

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 white papers, attending government and industry meetings and conferences, and participating in other advocacy activities.

Application Deadline

May 26, 2017

Eligible Countries

International students

Host Countries

In Host Organizations (North America; Africa; Asia Pacific; Middle East)

Eligible Course 

Undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy.

Eligibility Criteria

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:

  • 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
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment

Fellowship Benefits

Fellows will receive a stipend of USD 7,500 in 2017.

Fellowship Duration

Individual host organizations will set exact start and completion dates, however, the timing will be early June through mid/late August.

How to Apply

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older by January 1, 2016 to be eligible to participate in Google Policy Fellowship program in 2016.

Along with the application form, applicants have to submit and fill the following information:

  • Personal Information
  • Current Education
  • Education History
  • References
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement: Provide us with an essay outlining your qualifications for and interest in the program, including relevant academic, professional and extracurricular experiences. As part of this essay, explain what you hope to gain from participation in the program. (750 word maximum)

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