Application Due Date: November 1, 2018.

Google is pleased to reveal the start of application for the Google Policy Fellowship for West Africa (Nigeria), Eastern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania), Southern Africa (South Africa, Zambia) and Francophone Africa.

The Google Policy Fellowship program provides undergraduate, graduate, and law trainees thinking about Web and innovation policy the chance to invest the summertime adding to the general public discussion on these problems, and checking out future scholastic and expert interests.

Fellows will have the chance to operate at public interest companies at the leading edge of disputes on broadband and gain access to policy, content policy, copyright and imagination, customer personal privacy, open federal government, federal government monitoring, information security, information development, totally free expression and more.

Fellows will be appointed a lead coach at their host companies and will have the chance to deal with a number of senior team member throughout the summertime. Fellows will be anticipated to make substantive contributions to the work of their company, consisting of carrying out policy research study and analysis, preparing reports and white documents, going to federal government and market conferences and conferences, and taking part in other advocacy activities.

Requirements:

Google is searching for trainees who are enthusiastic about innovation, and wish to invest the summertime diving headfirst into Web policy. Trainees from all majors and degree programs who have the following qualities are motivated to use:

  • Shown or specified dedication to Web and innovation policy
  • Outstanding scholastic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, topic knowledge
  • Premium analytical, interactions, research study, and composing abilities
  • Capability to handle several tasks all at once and effectively, and to work wisely and resourcefully in a hectic environment

Fellows will get a stipend of USD 7,500 in 2018.

Effective candidates to the program will have the chance to operate at public interest companies at the leading edge of disputes on web policy problems. They will be appointed a coach at their host companies and will have the chance to deal with senior team member. Fellows will be anticipated to make substantive contributions to the work of their company, consisting of carrying out policy research study and analysis, preparing reports and white documents, going to federal government and market conferences and conferences, and taking part in other advocacy activities.

The work of the fellows is chosen in between the people and the companies. Google supplies a little stipend throughout the duration of the fellowship, however is not associated with specifying or carrying out the research study.

Normally, the fellows are young graduates who remain in the early phase of their profession. The organisations in the program are searching for people who are enthusiastic about innovation, and wish to get experience of dealing with public law, regardless of their core curriculum.

Candidates should have:

  • Outstanding scholastic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, topic knowledge
  • Premium analytical, interactions, research study, and composing abilities Capability to handle several tasks all at once and effectively, and to work wisely and resourcefully in a hectic environment.

The program will run for 6 to twelve months, with specific period differing by company. Fellowship will start by December 1, 2018.

Underneath is a list of company and places for the fellowships.

Nation: Nigeria

Name Public and Private Advancement Centre

Description: PPDC has an objective to trigger and sustain the development of empowered citizenship involvement, through which great governance, sustainable advancement and a life of self-respect can be achieved by all. At the PPDC, we inform, empower, and activate for stability in Governance. Our vision is a society with its individuals completely empowered, recognizing their complete capacities and easily asserting the complete procedure of their citizenship under the most transparent and liable governance possible. The General Public and Private Advancement Centre (PPDC) is a non-governmental company developed to increase residents’ involvement in governance procedures in a manner that enhances the stability of public and economic sector procedures. We do this mostly through 2 primary program locations: Procurement Tracking and Nigeria Stability Movie Awards (Homevida).

Nation: Nigeria

Name: Ventures Platform Structure

Description: Ventures Platform Structure is a not-for-profit organisation with a vision to develop inclusive and sustainable wealth in Africa, by constructing the capability of African Business owners and Innovators to develop sustainable services to the most immediate issues on the continent, leveraging innovation. It likewise supports entrepreneurship advancement by driving the formula and application of policies that improves development and entrepreneurship in Africa.

Nation: South Africa

Call: ALT Advisory

Description: ALT Advisory is a vibrant legal advisory company based in Johannesburg, South Africa that provides legal advisory, commissioned research study, technology development, and training throughout 4 practice locations: (i) public law; (ii) emerging innovation; (iii) media law; and (iv) information personal privacy. ALT Advisory checks out the crossway of law and innovation, and imagines a future in which basic rights are secured and promoted, both on- and offline, and rights-based technology development underlies inclusive details societies.

Nation: South Africa

Call: ReCreateZA

Description: ReCreateZA exists to promote the interests of South African creatives with concerns to copyright legislation. As much as we are developers, we are users of existing cultural items. Presently, our work can be obstructed through censorship by those who declare to own our culture. Furthermore, we typically do not own the work we develop. And a number of us have actually been disadvantaged by an exploitative system which stops working to pay us for our work. Growing the digital economy needs development. South Africa is at a drawback to other nations with versatile copyright laws that support imagination.

Country/Region: Eastern/Southern Africa & Francophone Africa

Name: P aradigm Effort

Description: Paradigm Effort is a social business that constructs an ICT-enabled support group and supporters digital rights in order to enhance incomes for underserved youth. Our programs consist of digital addition programs– such as the Life Abilities. ICT. Financial Preparedness. Entrepreneurship (LIFE) training program and Tertiary program– and a digital rights program, Magoyi. Throughout our workplaces in Nigeria (Aba, Abuja, Ajegunle, Kano, Yaba), Cameroon and Kenya, we work to link underserved youth with enhanced incomes through our digital addition and digital rights programs.

Nation: Kenya

Call: SHORT ARTICLE 19

Description: Eastern Africa is a local human rights organisation properly signed up in 2007 as a non-governmental organisation in Kenya. It runs in 14 Eastern Africa nations (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti, Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros) and is associated to SHORT ARTICLE 19, a prominent worldwide NGO with 8 local workplaces based all over the world that promotes for flexibility of expression collaboratively with over 90 partners worldwide.

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