Google Public Policy Fellowship 2016 | Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific & North America

Google Public Policy Fellowship 2016 | Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific & North America

Deadline: March 25, 2016

Google is offering a Policy Fellowship program to undergraduate, graduate, and law students who are interested in Internet and technology policy. This is a unique 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.

Exact dates of the fellowship will be worked out by the fellow and host organization and will be subject to the academic schedules. (See list of host organizations here)


This is open to 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


Fellows will receive a stipend of USD 7,500.

How to to Apply

Submit your application to one of the host organizations listed here. These fellowships are open in North America, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Send inquiries to [email protected].

For more information, visit Google Public Policy Fellowship.