U.S. Google Public Policy Fellowship 2023 for Graduate Students

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U.S. Google Public Policy Fellowship 2023 for Graduate Students. Apply below.

When is Application Deadline:

11th August 2023 at 12:00 p.m. ET/ 9:00 a.m. PT.

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The Fall 2023 Fellowship will begin in early September 2023 and run through December.

Tell Me About Award:

The U.S. Google Public Policy Fellowship is offered year round to students passionate about the internet and technology policy. Accepted fellows will spend a semester working at a public interest organization at the forefront of debates on tech policy issues. 

Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at a host organization and will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the semester contributing to the public dialogue on tech policy issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including conducting policy research and analysis, drafting reports and white papers, attending government and industry meetings and conferences, and participating in other advocacy activities. 

Type:

Fellowship

Who can Apply?

In order to participate in the program, 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 enrollment in an accredited university by August 30, 2023. You also must be eligible and authorized to work in the country of your fellowship. Google cannot provide guidance or assistance on obtaining the necessary documentation to meet this criteria.

You may be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student. You must be eligible and authorized to work in the country of your fellowship. Google cannot provide guidance or assistance on obtaining the necessary documentation to meet this criteria.

Please note that previous Google Policy Fellows are not eligible to apply.

Which Countries are Eligible?

US & International students (eligible to work) in US

Where will Award be Taken?

USA

How Many Awards?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of Award?

Fellows who work full-time, or 40 hours/week, will receive a stipend of USD 12,000 for the fellowship. Fellows who work part-time, or 20 hours/week, will receive a stipend of USD 6,000 for the fellowship.

How to Apply:

To apply to become a Fall 2023 Google Public Policy Fellow, click here.

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U.S. Public Policy Fellowship FAQ

What is the Google Policy Fellowship program?

The Google Public Policy Fellowship program offers students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend a semester working on these issues at public interest organizations in Washington, D.C.

Who should apply?

We’re looking for students who are passionate about technology, and want to spend the semester diving headfirst into Internet policy. Students from all majors and degree programs who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

  • Demonstrate or state commitment to Internet and technology policy
  • Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
  • First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment

Fellows who work full-time, or 40 hours/week, will receive a stipend of USD 12,000 for the fellowship. Fellows who work part-time, or 20 hours/week, will receive a stipend of USD 6,000 for the fellowship. To apply to become a Fall 2023 Google Public Policy Fellow, click here.

Are there any age restrictions on participating?

Yes. You must be 18 years of age or older by August 30, 2023 to be eligible to participate in the Google Public Policy Fellowship program.

Are there citizenship requirements for the Fellowship?

You must be eligible and authorized to work in the country of your fellowship. Google cannot provide guidance or assistance on obtaining the necessary documentation to meet this criteria.

I am an International student. Can I apply and participate in the program?

In order to participate in the Google Public Policy Fellowship, you must be a student (see Google’s definition of a student above). You must also be eligible to work in the country of your fellowship. Google cannot provide guidance or assistance on obtaining the necessary documentation to meet this criteria.

I have been accepted into an accredited post-secondary school program, but have not yet begun attending. Can I still take part in the program?

As long as you are enrolled in a college or university program as of August 30, 2023, you are eligible to participate in the Google Public Policy Fellowship.

I graduate in the middle of the program. Can I still participate?

As long as you are enrolled in a college or university program as of August 30, 2023, you are eligible to participate in the program.

What is the program timeline?

The deadline for the U.S. application is Friday, August 11th at 12:00 p.m. ET/ 9:00 a.m. PT. The Fall 2023 Fellowship will begin in early September 2023 and run through December.

What is the time commitment for the Public Policy Fellowship program?

Applicants should be available and willing to work either on a full-time basis (40 hours/week) or a part-time basis (20 hours/week) during the Fellowship, or as otherwise required by the Host Organization.

Is the Google Policy Fellowship in-person or remote?

We recommend that all fellows be in-person in Washington, DC, however, host organizations will determine if they will accept remote fellows.

How do payments work?

Host organizations will provide a stipend of $12,000 USD for each full-time fellow (40 hours/week), and a stipend of $6,000 USD for each part-time fellow (20 hours/week).

Please note: Payment is contingent upon satisfactory evaluations by the host organization, completion of all required enrollment and other forms. The host organization will be responsible for coordinating stipend payments. Fellows are responsible for payment of any local, state, or federal taxes associated with their receipt of the Fellowship stipend.

What documentation is required from students?

Students should be prepared, upon request, to provide Google or host organizations with transcripts from their accredited institution as proof of enrollment or admission status. Transcripts do not need to be official (photo copy of original will be sufficient). Students will also be required to sign a standard non-disclosure agreement.

I would like to use the work I did for my Google Policy Fellowship to obtain course credit from my university. Is this acceptable?

If you need documentation to provide to your school for course credit, you can contact your host organization.

What is Google’s relationship with the host organizations?

Google provides the funding and administrative support for the program. The host organization is responsible for reviewing candidates and selecting fellows, and for providing full supervision of the fellow. Google and the host organizations are not partners or affiliates. The host organizations do not represent the views or opinions of Google and cannot bind Google legally.

Can I apply to more than one host organization?

You are welcome to apply to up to three host organizations. To apply to become a Fall 2023 Google Public Policy Fellow, click here.

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