Google Policy Fellowship

Google Policy Fellows 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. 

Fellowships are offered to work in North America and Latin America. 

The program has recently added additional opportunities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Deadlines for applications to the EMEA Fellowship Program is determined by each individual organization. Successful applicants will be notified in November. Selected fellows will work with host organizations to define exact start and end dates between January and June.  Applicants should apply directly to potential host organizations


Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.  Students from all majors and degree programs who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

  • Demonstrated or stated commitment to Internet and technology policy
  • Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
  • First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment

Applicants must also be eligible to work in the country to which they are applying.

Period of Study

Fellowships to North and Latin America most often begin in June and end sometime between July and September, depending on host organization.  The program to Europe, the Middle East and Africa runs from January to June.


Fellows to North and Latin America receive a $7500 stipend.  The award for Fellows to Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is determined by the host organization.


Applicants for the North America and Latin America fellowship should apply to specific organizations.  Those applying to Europe, the Middle East and Africa should as well.


Deadline for the North America and Latin America program is typically in mid-February. Additional dates, deadlines and information is available on the Google Policy Fellowship website. 


Class Year

  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Recent Graduate
  • Post-baccalaureate
  • Graduate


  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Public Affairs/Government
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM
  • Multiple


  • English
  • Non English


  • Summer
  • Other

Program Type

  • Post-Graduate
  • Professional
  • Public Service


  • Africa
  • Central America
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • South America

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