GOOGLE FELLOWSHIPS FOR AFRICAN STUDENTS PASSIONATE ABOUT TECHNOLOGY

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AFRICA Google Policy Fellowship Programme is offering eight fellowships to students from Sub-Saharan African countries who are passionate about technology.

The programme, which starts in late August 2017, is also aimed at students who want to gain experience of working on public policy.

Students from all majors and degree programs who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

  • Demonstrated or stated interest in Internet and technology policy
  • Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
  • First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills

Below is a list of organization and locations where the fellowships will be undertaken.

  • CODE-IP Trust, Kenya
  • Article 19, Kenya
  • Public and Private Development Centre, Nigeria
  • Paradigm Initiative, Francophone Africa & East/Southern Africa
  • South African Communications Forum (SACF), South Africa
  • Media Monitoring Africa, South Africa
  • Africa Academic Network hosted at the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy, Ibadan, Nigeria.

In order to participate in the programme, 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 enrolment in an accredited university through 2017.

Course Level: Fellowship is available to undergraduate, Graduate and Law students.

Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in the field of internet and technology policy. Fellowship Thematic Focus: Open Data policy.

Application Deadline: August 5, 2017

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