Google 2014 Policy Fellowship Program for Sub-Sahara Africa – Stipend of $7,500!

Google 2014 Policy Fellowship Program for Sub-Sahara Africa – Stipend of $7,500!

Deadline: Ongoing

The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduates, graduates and law students interested in internet and technilogy 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 organization and will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer.


  • Google will provide a stipend of $7,500 for each fellow for the summer


  • You must be 18 years of age or older by January 1, 2014
  • You must be eligible and authorized to work in the country of your fellowship
  • You must be a student. Google defines a student as an individual enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution.


  • Demonstrate 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 resourcefull in a fast-paced environment

Host Organizations

Association for progressive communications
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Ghana India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT
Location: Accra, Ghana

Center for Intellectual property and information technology
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Research ICT Africa
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

For more information, visit Google Policy Fellowship Program.