2018 Fellowship Opportunities

Please find below more information on three fellowship opportunities for which the Internet Society is currently looking for applications:
• Fellowship to the IETF 103 – Bangkok.
• IGF Ambassadorships
More information:  www.internetsociety.org/leadership/igf-ambassadors
• 2018 Youth@IGF program.
The deadline to apply is 22 July 2018 for all three programmes.
More information on each programme can also be found below.
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** Internet Society Fellowship to IETF 103 – Bangkok**
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The Internet Society is inviting applications for its Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The Fellowship programme allows technologists, engineers and researchers from emerging and developing economies to attend an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting.
The IETF is the Internet’s premier standards-making body, responsible for the development of protocols used in IP-based networks. IETF participants represent an international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers involved in the technical operation of the Internet and the continuing evolution of Internet architecture.

FELLOWSHIP ROUND

Fellowships will be awarded through a competitive application process. The current selection round is for the following:
** IETF 103, November 3-9 November, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand **
 
INFORMATION AND APPLICATION LINKS
 
Information about the fellowship and the application links for First-Time and Returning Fellows can be found at the below link:
Before applying for the Internet Society Fellowship to the IETF 103 Meeting in Bangkok, please read the self-assessment guide and ensure that you are able to satisfy all the requirements.
SELECTION TIMELINE
2 July, 2018                  Open Call for Applications
22 July, 2018                Close Call for Applications
3 August, 2018             Notify Successful Candidates
 
We encourage you to apply for this opportunity or pass this information about the programme to individuals in your network that have a keen interest in the open standards development activities of the IETF.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Niel Harper at harper@isoc.org.
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IGF Ambassadorship Program
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The Internet Society is inviting applications for its 2018 Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). IGF Ambassadors will gain valuable insight and experience through their exposure to a range of stakeholders and discussions from numerous disciplines across the Internet ecosystem, and ultimately benefit from their immersion in the IGF week of activities.

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet. While there are no negotiated outcomes, the IGF informs and inspires those with policy-making power in both the public and private sectors.  At their annual meeting delegates discuss, exchange information and share good practices with each other. The IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximize Internet opportunities and address risks and challenges that arise.

2018 IGF AMBASSADORS PROGRAMME

Ambassadorships will be awarded through a competitive application process. The current selection round is for the following:

** 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), November 11-14 November, 2018 in Paris, France **

INFORMATION AND APPLICATION LINKS

Information about the IGF Ambassadors programme and the application links for First-Time and Returning Ambassadors can be found at the below link:

www.internetsociety.org/leadership/igf-ambassadors

SELECTION TIMELINE

2 July, 2018                  Open Call for Applications

22 July, 2018                Close Call for Applications

3 August, 2018             Notify Successful Candidates

I encourage you to apply for this opportunity or pass this information about the programme to individuals in your network that have a keen interest in the Internet governance and policy activities of the IGF.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Niel Harper at harper@isoc.org.

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2018 Youth@IGF program
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Internet Society is now accepting applications for the 2018 Youth@IGF program!
We encourage you to share this announcement with your communities who are also passionate about engaging youth in our future Internet.
 
Information and links to apply can be found here:
Additional information, including program components and background, are below. Also, I have created “Call for Applications” emails in English, Spanish and French that can be directly used to promote the program among your communities.
Please, note that the call for applications will close on 22 July 2018.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at prieto@isoc.org.
Thank you in advance for your collaboration.
Best regards/Atentamente/Cordialement,
Alejandra Prieto
Implementation Lead
Internet Leadership, Global Engagement
+41 43 434 80 39
Additional Information
2018 Youth@IGF program Components
The Youth@IGF program provides a crucial leadership development opportunity for young adults ages 18-25 from around the world. This year, we will focus mainly, but not exclusively, on youth from Europe and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
The program will include:
  • 4-week Online Training on topics including, Internet Governance; Actors and Stakeholder Groups; Infrastructure, Standards and Protocols; and Policy Principles. Participants will be grouped into classes, each with a dedicated expert moderator to facilitate the learning process. The course will be delivered in English, Spanish and French.
  • Travel Fellowships to the Internet Governance Forum 2018 in Paris, France, 12-14 November for the best participants of the online course.
  • Webinar Discussion Series led by global Internet Governance experts to deepen their knowledge and to prepare them for the IGF meeting.
  • Collaborative Leadership Exchange, immediately prior to the IGF and in partnership with Internet Society IGF Ambassadors, Youth Fellows from other programs, and IGF attendees more generally.
Background
Early in 2015, the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) identified as a desired outcome of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) an increase in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) youth participation in the Internet governance processes and the meeting.
Both, CGI.br and the Internet Society have extensive experience in providing capacity building on Internet governance through online courses and fellowships to previous IGFs. Therefore, the two organizations combined efforts to create the Youth@IGF program to empower the next generation of leaders and increase the participation of young voices (ages18-25) from LAC in the debates about Internet Governance.
Since then, and  with our partners – NIC.MX, the Government of Mexico, Microsoft and Verizon – the Youth@IGF program has brought more than 160 youth from around the world to IGF 2015, 2016 and 2017, as part of our commitment to ensure the next generation of Internet leaders are primed to advance an Internet of opportunity for all.
As a result of these efforts, many young people are now contributing to the Youth Special Interest Group and to regional meetings, such as the African Internet Summit, EuroDIG, and others. Also, some of the Youth@IGF Fellows have created civil society organizations, such as Digital Grassroots.
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Call for Applications Emails
 
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** 2018 Youth@IGF program: APPLY NOW (2-22 July, 2018)! ** 
 
The Internet Society is now accepting applications for the 2018 Youth@IGF program.
In 2015, Internet Society and CGI.br combined efforts to create the Youth@IGF program to empower the next generation of leaders and increase the participation of young voices (ages 18-25) in the debates about Internet Governance. Since then, and with our partners – NIC.MX, the Government of Mexico, Microsoft and Verizon –, the Youth@IGF program has brought more than 160 youth from around the world to IGF 2015, 2016 and 2017.
As a result of these efforts, many young people are now contributing to the Youth Special Interest Group and to regional meetings, such as the African Internet Summit, EuroDIG, and others. Also, some of the Youth@IGF Fellows have created civil society organizations, such as Digital Grassroots.
Again this year, the top performers will have a chance to go to the IGF in Paris, France, taking place from November 12-14, 2018.
More information and links to apply can be found here:https://www.internetsociety.org/youth-igf-programme.
Please, note that applications will close on 22 July 2018.
We encourage you to apply (if you are 18-25 years old) or share the information about this program with individuals in your network that have a keen interest in Internet governance topics and want to build their dream Internet.
If you have any questions, please contact Alejandra Prieto at prieto@isoc.org.