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2014 Google Policy Fellowship Call for Applications

The Citizen Lab is proud to once again be a host organization for the Google Policy Fellowship program. This year marks the sixth year we have participated in the program.

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.

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
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams

Each year we tailor the Google Policy Fellowship to the individual fellow to match his/her interests and strengths with current projects at the Citizen Lab. In general we encourage applicants to apply who are interested in two broad areas (or combinations of the two):

  • Legal and Policy Research: Evaluation of laws, policies, and norms related to Internet censorship and surveillance
  • Technical Research: Empirically document technologies and technical practices behind Internet censorship and surveillance. This area can include: research and development of software tools, censorship and surveillance testing, data analysis, and visualization

Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,500 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2014 (June-August).

Deadline for Application is April 14 2014 Midnight Pacific Time

Full details  are available from the Google Policy Fellowship Program website 

Application form for applying to the Citizen Lab Google Policy Fellowship is available here