Opportunity: Google Public Policy Fellowship
Duration: 3 months (Mid -September 2016 – Mid December 2016)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Host: The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) based at Strathmore University.
Apply by: 31 August 2016
The Google Fellowship program overview
The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students 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.
Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and creativity, consumer privacy, open government, government surveillance, data security, data innovation, free expression and more.
Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations and will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of their fellowship. 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. Specifically for this fellowship, we are looking for an individual with knowledge on Kenya’s changing ICT policy landscape to work on a range of interrelated topics.
More about the 2016 Google Fellowship program is available here.
The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) is an evidence-based research and training centre based at Strathmore University Law School, Nairobi, Kenya. Our Mission is to study, create, and share knowledge on the development of intellectual property and information technology, especially as they contribute to African Law and Human Rights.
Our team is multidisciplinary, drawn from law, political science, computer science and development while using diverse methodological approaches to inform debates on ICT applications and regulation.
More information about our work is available at www.cipit.org
To apply for the position, click here