Google policy fellowship program for sub-Saharan Africa with USD 7, 500 of stipends

Are you interested in internet and technology? Google is set to launch the commencement of application for the Google policy fellowship for West Africa, (Nigeria), East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania), southern Africa (South Africa and Zambia) and francophone Africa.

The Google policy fellowship program offers the opportunity to undergraduate, graduate and law students interested in internet and technology policy to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues and exploring future academic and professional interests.

Successful applicants to the program will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on internet policy issues. They will be assigned a mentor at their host organizations and will have the opportunity to work with senior staff members. 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.


Google is searching for young graduates who are beginning their career, passionate about technology and want to gain experience of working on public policy, irrespective of their course of study. They must possess these conditions:

They must have an excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise.  First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills. To have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment.

Profits for fellows

Fellows will receive stipends of USD 7, 500 in 2018.

Organizations and locations for the fellowships

Nigeria: Public and Private Development:

Public and private Development has a mission to activate and sustain the emergence of empowered citizenship participation, through which good governance, sustainable development and a life of dignity can be attained by all.

Ventures Platform Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with a vision to create inclusive and sustainable wealth in Africa, by building the capacity of African Entrepreneurs and Innovators to create sustainable solutions to the most urgent problems on the continent, leveraging technology.

South Africa: ALT Advisory is a dynamic legal advisory firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa that offers legal advisory, commissioned research, technology innovation, and training across four practice areas: public law, emergent technology, media law, and data privacy.

ReCreateZA: exists to promote the interests of South African creatives with regards to copyright legislation.

Eastern/Southern Africa & Francophone Africa: Paradigm Initiative is a social enterprise that builds an ICT-enabled support system and advocates digital rights in order to improve livelihoods for underserved youth.

Kenya, Article19: Eastern Africa is a regional human rights organization duly registered in 2007 as a non-governmental organization in Kenya. It operates in 14 Eastern Africa countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti, Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros) and is affiliated to ARTICLE 19, a leading international NGO with 8 regional offices based around the world that advocates for freedom of expression collaboratively with over 90 partners worldwide.

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Deadline for applications is November 1, 2018.

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