The Open Web Fellows program – a collaboration between Ford Foundation and Mozilla – is an international leadership initiative that brings together technology talent and civil society organizations to advance and protect the open Web.
Specifically, the goals of the Open Web Fellows program are to:
– Increase public awareness and understanding of Internet policy issues
– Support career paths in the Internet policy and advocacy sector
– Celebrate and support the vibrant network of Internet advocacy organizations
Who can become a Fellow?
It could be you! Broadly speaking, we are looking for makers – those who see a problem in the world and can solve it through technology or media. The right candidate may bring specialities in design, development, storytelling, research and policy analysis, and should be comfortable performing as a technologist, a tinkerer, and a curious contributor to the fellowship program. You do not need to have previous experience with Internet advocacy, policy or activism. A lot of campaign design, community organizing, education, and coalition building happen through teamwork and skills like data visualization and participatory learning. You can be at any stage in your career, provided you are open to learning.
We are an international program with host organizations around the world; fellows will be placed in Canada, Chile, Kenya, the European Union, and the United States. We assist fellows with visa applications for working and traveling during the fellowship.
Each year, fellows spend 10 months embedded at leading policy & advocacy organizations dedicated to safeguarding the open Internet as a global public resource. Fellows are based in the town of their host organization unless special circumstances dictate otherwise. Read the blog post to find out what host organizations are looking for.
For more information and to apply click HERE