hi,my concern is that even you stated that is international fellowship and open to international students, it isn't really true because being eligible which request authorization to work in USA is a discrimination moreover internships don't need to be done at headquarters in north America. International Internet governance issues don't mean US or Western issues but really global issues?as Google is a global company it is unfair that it is funding in fact north American citizens when people from developing countries should be prioritized, it is a social responsibility duty. Regardsrafik
I have same concern . I belong to India . I have done a course INTERNET GOVERNANCE CAPACITY BUILDING PLANNING (IGCBP). I WANT TO KNOW whether Indians are allowed or not.
What IETF said is, I fear, probably true. I applied last year, was then a foreign student (I am British) and received very unreliable treatment from the Google HR department. I had two interviews but then had a very slow and inconsistent process in finding out that ultimately, I hadn't been successful.I fear my status as an "alien" may have had something to do with this...
This looks like an awesome program. I participated in a similar technology policy program in Washington DC called the Eben Tisdale Fellowship (through the Fund for American Studies) and did my internship with the Dell Government Relations office. The topics I worked on were diverse and unpredictable - I loved it and can honestly say it was an invaluable experience. For students interested in technology policy and a career in public policy, I highly recommend spending time in DC and meeting as many people as possible in both the public and private sector. Thanks for recognizing the importance of political participation and activism in general and for making technology policy more accesible and hands on for students. I also like the mix of organizations participating in the program (I wish I was still a student so I could apply)! Look forward to hearing from participating students on this blog!
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