Call for Applications: ARTICLE 19 Internet of Rights Fellowship 2021-22 ($300 stipend)

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  • Apply Before : March 3, 2021
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • No. of Opportunity 2
  • Fields of study Internet And Technology
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 12 Months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
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Opportunity Description

Fellowship overview

ARTICLE 19’s (A19) Team Digital is looking for one to two new fellows to join the 2021-2022 class of the Internet of Rights (IoR) Fellowship. In its fifth year, the IoR Fellowship will equip a diversified community of civil society advocates with the tools they require to undertake a long-term engagement to determine the technical policies and standards that define the global Internet. If you are eligible and interested in receiving this fellowship, it is for you to apply.


Application deadline: 3 March 2021

Awarding institution: ARTICLE 19

Duration: 12 months

Mode; ONLINE (with no travel)

Interview deadline: March 2021

Starting date: 1 April 2021


  • The fellowship involves three Internet technical standards or policy meetings over the duration of the program for which it will cover any costs associated with attending these meetings and/or conferences.
  •  In return for participating the assigned discussions and workshops, fellows will get a monthly stipend of USD 300 over the course of their fellowship.
  • Through their projects, fellows will acquire a deeper understanding of Internet governance and Internet infrastructure.

Fellowship objective

The overall goal of this fellowship is to:

  •  Protect and uphold freedom of expression, freedom of association, privacy, and other human rights in key Internet technical standards and policy bodies.
  • Fill the knowledge gap in these bodies concerning human rights and their relevance to Internet infrastructure.
  • Foster continued and effective participation of civil society advocates in Internet technical standards and policy bodies.
  •  Improve the diversity of representation in these bodies.

Fellows’ responsibilities and working area

  • During this year, fellows work closely with their mentor—a designated member of A19’s Team Digital.
  • The organizer expects fellows to commit to an average of 8 hours/week engaging in forum-specific discussions, attending working groups, and completing projects. All fellows will work under one of the four tracks: Datafication, Privacy and Censorship, Business and Human Rights, and Connectivity.
  • By the completion of the programme, fellows are expected to be well-equipped to continue their engagement in Internet technical standards and policy bodies.


  • Applications from people at all professional levels, especially including early career professionals are encouraged.
  •  It welcomes applicants who are used to global internet technical standards and policy processes.
  • Candidates from the global south, women, and other individuals that identify as part of underrepresented groups in Internet governance are especially welcome to apply.


A19 is looking for the following qualities in applicants:

  • Technical competency. While this may include knowledge of and experience in computer networking and protocols, systems design, and architecture, it is not mandatory.
  • Candidates who are capable of digesting intricate or difficult concepts in technical policies or standards and explaining them to a wider audience are preferred.
  • Possess some prior experience of participating in Internet governance bodies, and/or painstaking knowledge of the Internet governance processes that are relevant to the applicant’s workplan proposal. Robust research, writing, and speaking skills in English.
  • The program will be conducted entirely in English.
  • A clear commitment to protecting and upholding human rights and Internet freedom.

How to apply?

To apply, please send the following materials as a single .zip file to [email protected].

1. Curriculum vitae (CV)

2. A statement of interest, indicating the following:

• How you intend to meet the goals of the Fellowship. •

A proposed 12-month work plan, including your key deliverables.

• How you expect that these deliverables/outputs will create impact, in line with the goals of the fellowship and your selected path.

• How you expect that your project will help you strengthen your participation in Internet governance beyond the life of the Fellowship.

3. Contact information for two references

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