Press Release: Inaugural Junior Fellows Cohort
Call for Applications: Inaugural Internet Law & Policy Foundry Junior Fellows
Internet Law & Policy Foundry’s Premier Fellowship Opens Recruitment for a New Program
January 11, 2023 — Today, the Internet Law & Policy Foundry (The Foundry) — a professional development organization composed of early-career professionals working across law, technology and policy — announced the call for applications to its inaugural 2023 Junior Fellows program.
The program provides Fellows with the opportunity to foster a community of diverse voices that explore issues in the equitable development and governance of technology and the Internet through writing, network building and constructive debates. Fellows are selected through a competitive process and will hold their positions for two years — first supporting the current class as Junior Fellows and advancing to Senior Fellows in their final year.
The Foundry also offers Fellows the chance to utilize the organization’s resources to run their own activities and events related to disruptive innovation and technology and contribute to The Foundry’s annual Policy Hackathon and its renowned podcast, the Tech Policy Grind.
“We decided to start this program to generate more power within The Foundry,” said Rikki George, Current Class Four President of The Foundry. “This program showcases our dedication to producing the next generation of tech policy leaders. Countless past Fellows have gone on to advance their careers at some of the most well-known organizations in the world in both the public and private sector.”
The Foundry will invite accepted Fellows to join the parent organization — the Internet Education Foundation (IEF) — at the annual State of the Net Conference on March 6, 2023. The State of the Net Conference is Washington D.C.’s well-attended series to network and engage on key Internet policy issues with Congressional staffers, policymakers and other experts in the field.
New Fellows can expect to join the ranks of the next generation of technology law and policy professionals, including those who have served members of Congress and the White House, worked for the world’s largest technology companies and influential academic institutions and more.
For submission criteria, visit The Foundry’s site.
About Internet Law & Policy Foundry (The Foundry)
The Internet Law & Policy Foundry (The Foundry) is a collaborative collection of early-career Internet law and policy professionals passionate about technology and disruptive innovation. The Foundry offers members a platform for professional development, constructive debate, and network-building within a cohort of skilled Internet law and policy professionals.
As advocacy spending in technology policy grows and Internet companies become more sophisticated in dealing with legal and public policy issues, the Foundry was created to address the growing demand by early and mid-level law and policy professionals for opportunities to master a range of Internet policy issues and apply their knowledge. The Foundry has created a space where early professionals from a variety of disciplines and perspectives can develop their expertise and identify stimulating opportunities in the technology law and policy field.
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