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APPLY: 2024 Internet Society Early Career Fellowship

The fellowship offers project management, advocacy, and diplomacy know-how, providing the foundation for fellows to become future champions of the Internet.
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The Early Career Fellowship offers unparalleled access to world-class experts, including American University’s Professor Dr. Laura DeNardis and eminent scholars from the Oxford Internet Institute. It also offers project management, advocacy, and diplomacy know-how, providing the foundation for fellows to become future champions of the Internet.

A cohort of 15 fellows is selected once a year to participate in the 5-month programme.

Fellows can develop their knowledge and skills through seminars, events, courses, discussion sessions, and project work. They will also have networking, mentoring, and collaboration opportunities. The programme culminates in a final project presentation by each fellow at a closing symposium.

Eligibility criteria 

Candidates must be early career professionals working in the Internet ecosystem in a technical, policy, economic, or social capacity who have initiated or are interested in projects designed to grow or strengthen the Internet.

Candidates with the following are welcome to apply:

An undergraduate/vocational degree or at least three years of work experience in an Internet-related field

Less than ten years of working experience in an Internet-related field

An innovative and impactful project proposal for growing and/or strengthening the Internet

Reliable access to broadband Internet connection and relevant device

Availability to fully participate in the 5-month experience

Proficiency in verbal and written English
To apply, applicants must:

Commit a minimum of six hours per week for coursework, seminars, individual project work, and other program activities

Complete the required 5 months

Attend all required seminars or sessions and manage time zone differences


2024 Cohort

17 January 2024
Application submissions open

7 February 2024
Application submissions close

End of March 2024
Fellows selection

Beginning of April 2024
Cohort kick off

Application procedure

Applications can be completed through the online portal.

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