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2017 Google North America Public Policy Fellowship now accepting applications

The intersection of innovation and technology has never been more exciting. Over the last few of summers, we’ve shared this excitement with students from all over the U.S. who have participated in Google’s Public Policy Fellowship. The students are given the opportunity to work  at a diverse group of organizations and think tanks at the forefront of addressing some of today’s most challenging policy questions. Whether working on data security standards at a leading consumer group or innovation economy issues at a preeminent think tank, students gain hands-on experience tackling critical technology policy issues.

We’re excited to announce the 2017 North America Google Policy Fellowship, a paid fellowship that will continue to connect students interested in emerging technology policy issues with leading nonprofits, think tanks, and advocacy groups in Washington, DC and California. Below are the basic application guidelines. More specific information, including a list of this year’s hosts, can be found here.

  • You must be 18 years of age or older by January 1, 2017.

  • 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 January 1, 2017.You must be eligible and authorized to work in the country of your fellowship.

  • Program timeline is June 5th - August 11th, with regular programming throughout the summer.  

  • The application period opens today for the North America region and all applications must be received by 12:00AM midnight ET, Friday, March 24th.  

Acceptance will be announced the week of April 18th.  More fellowship opportunities in Asia, Africa, and Europe will be coming soon. You can learn about the program, application process and host organizations on the Google Public Policy Fellowship website.