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Internet Society Youth@IGF Programme for Young Leaders (Fully-funded to Paris, France) 2018

If you’re 18-25 and meet the following criteria below, please apply to be a part of the 2018 Youth@IGF program and build your dream Internet.

Application Deadline: 22nd July 2018

Eligible Countries: International

To Be Taken At (Country): Paris, France

About the Award: Many young people age 18-25 are the first generation of adults to grow up not knowing the world without the Internet. For those who do not have access, they are some of the people that are pushing hardest for it.

Young people are shaping online culture in so many ways. They use the Internet to meet people around the world, create the videos that go viral, create art that moves us, and start and stand behind online social movements that make us think.

They are building their dream Internet.

And yet, when it comes to policy discussions, most of them are not at the table.

The Internet Society, in collaboration with, decided in 2015 to change that!

Together with our partners, NIC.MX, the Government of Mexico, Microsoft and Verizon, we have brought more than 160 youth to IGF 2015, 2016 and 2017, under the Youth@IGF program.

This time, we are sending even more young people to the IGF through the 2018 Youth@IGF program. Concretely, the top performers will have a chance to go to the Internet Governance Forum 2018 in Paris, France, in Paris the week of 12 November, as well as to be part of an Onsite Collaborative Leadership Exchange on November 11.

Type: Fellowship, Training

Selection Criteria: All applicants must be ISOC members* between the ages of 18-25 years.

Also, they must have:

  • Basic awareness of Internet-related issues
  • Fluency in English, French or Spanish
  • Be able to write clearly
  • Be comfortable with public speaking and communicating your positions
  • Have regular access to the Internet
  • Alignment with the Internet Society mission and vision
  • Spend a minimum of 8 hours each week during each of the phases
  • Be ready take part in the meetings or webinars (this is the single most important requirement and should be evaluated seriously by any potential applicant).

The selection committee is focused on professional, geographical and gender diversity in the overall selections. Also, please note that, while those selected will be on a global basis, regional considerations will be given and the majority of selected Fellows will likely be from Europe and MENA.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The program has the following phases:

  1. Online course work
  2. Travel fellowship to IGF 2018
  3. Webinar lecture series
  4. Onsite Collaborative Leadership Exchange

How to Apply: Apply now!

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Internet Society

Important Notes: There will be an additional selection process for the second phase (Travel Fellowship). It is only available for selected participants who have accomplished the online course with a minimum of 90% participation rate.

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