What is the Google Policy Fellowship program?
The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, law students and early-stage professionals interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend time contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests.
Please note that Google does not operate the Google Public Policy Fellowship in Europe, Middle East and Africa in the same way as it does in the United States. Arrangements for fellows and hosts will vary according to local laws. Therefore it is necessary for applicants to contact host organisations directly to learn more about the application process and criteria.
What is the program timeline?
The dates will vary. The broad timeline will be January to June 2019 but applicants should contact the host organisation they wish to join for exact dates.
Who is eligible to participate in Google Policy Fellowship program?
The criteria will be determined by host organisations, not Google. Please contact the host organisation you wish to join for more details.
Are there any age restrictions on participating?
The criteria for applicants will be determined by host organisations, not by Google. However it is likely that the host orgnisation will expect you to be at least 18 years of age.
Are there citizenship requirements for the Fellowship?
The criteria for applicants will be determined by host organisations, not by Google. However it is likely that the host orgnisation will expect you to 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 contact the host organisation for more details.
How do payments work?
Payments will be determined by host organisations. Please contact the host organisation you wish to join for more details.
What is Google’s relationship with the host organizations?
The host organization is responsible for all aspects of 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 more than one host organization.
What if I have a question not answered in this FAQ?
Please reach out to the relevant host organisation if you have questions.