Google has launched a new student Fellowship Program that will provide opportunity for students interested in Internet and tech policy to advance their studies through summer work at public interest organizations.
The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on issues fundamental to the future of the Internet and its users, and exploring future academic and professional interests in Internet and technology policy.
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 trademark reform, consumer privacy, open government, and more. Participating organizations are based in either Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA, and 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, and Public Knowledge.
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. Students from all majors and degree programs (undergrad, graduate, law) are encouraged to apply. Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,000 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2008 (June-August). Exact dates of the fellowship will be worked out by the fellow and host organization. Applications are due by January 11, 2008. Students who are accepted into the program will be notified by March 1, 2008.