This is a critical time in the evolution of the Web. Its core ethos of being free and open is at risk with too little interoperability and threats to privacy, security, and expression from governments throughout the world.
To protect the Web, we need more people with technical expertise to get involved at the policy level. That’s why we created the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellowship.
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What it is
The Fellowship is a 10-month paid program that immerses engineers, data scientists, and makers in projects that create a better understanding of Internet policy issues among civil society, policy makers, and the broader public.
What you’ll do
Fellows will be embedded in one of five host organizations, each of which is leading in the fight to protect the open Web:
- The American Civil Liberties Union
- Public Knowledge
- Free Press
- The Open Technology Institute
- Amnesty International
The Fellows will serve as technology advisors, mentors, and ambassadors to these host organizations, helping to better inform the policy discussion.
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What you’ll learn
The program is a great opportunity for emerging technical leaders to take the next step in their careers. Fellows will have the opportunity to further develop their technical skills, learn about critical Internet policy issues, make strong connections in the policy field, and be recognized for their contributions.
The standard fellowship offers a stipend of $60,000 over 10 months plus supplements for travel, housing, child care, health insurance, moving expenses, and helps pay for research/equipment and books.
For more information, and to apply by the December 31 deadline, please visit http://advocacy.mozilla.org.
About Hannah Kane
Hannah Kane is the Program Manager for the Mozilla Foundation's Engagement team.