March 10, 2017 | By Kimberly Carlson

Work with EFF This Summer! Apply to be a Google Public Policy Fellow

If you’re a student who is passionate about emerging Internet and technology policy issues, come work with EFF this summer as a Google Public Policy Fellow! This is the tenth year we’ve offered this Fellowship1, an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and law students to work alongside EFF’s international team for 10 weeks on projects advancing debate on key public policy issues.

EFF is looking for someone who shares our passion for the free and open Internet. You'll have the opportunity to work on a variety of issues, including censorship and global surveillance. Applicants must have strong research and writing skills, the ability to produce thoughtful original policy analysis, a talent for communicating with many different types of audiences, and be independently driven. Below are the basic application guidelines. More specific information can be found here.

  • You must be 18 years of age or older by January 1, 2017.
  • In order to participate in the program, you must be a student. Google defines a student as an individual enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution including (but not necessarily limited to) colleges, universities, masters programs, PhD programs and undergraduate programs.
  • Eligibility is based on enrollment in an accredited university by January 1, 2017. You must be eligible and authorized to work in the United States.
  • Program timeline is June 5, 2017 - August 11, 2017, with regular programming throughout the summer.
  • The application period opens Friday, March 10, 2017 for the North America region and all applications must be received by 12:00AM midnight ET, Friday, March 24, 2017.
  • Acceptance will be announced the week of April 18, 2017.

The accepted applicant will receive a stipend of USD $7,500 in 2017 for their 10-week long Fellowship. To apply with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, follow this link.

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