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 trademark reform, consumer privacy, open government, and more. Participating organizations are based in either Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, Ottawa or Toronto, Canada.
Applicants should be passionate about technology and Internet policy. Students from all majors and degree programs are eligible. Applicants should demonstrate an excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise, and first-rate research and writing skills.
Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations, but will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer.
Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,500 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2012 (June-August). Exact dates of the fellowship will be worked out by the fellow and host organization.