Mozilla Advocacy is looking for tech fellows to work on policy. This may be
of interest to some folks on this list.
The host orgs this year are ACLU, Amnesty, Free Press, OTI, and PK, but we
are talking with Mozilla about potential collaboration.
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From: Hannah Kane <hannah(a)mozillafoundation.org>
Date: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: Mozilla + Wikimedia Fellows and Community
To: Yana Welinder <ywelinder(a)wikimedia.org>
Cc: Dave Steer <daves(a)mozillafoundation.org>rg>, Stephen LaPorte <
slaporte(a)wikimedia.org>gt;, Chris Riley <criley(a)mozilla.com>
Hi Yana and Stephen,
Nice to meet you. I'm attaching the one-pager as a PDF, in case that's
useful, and have included the content below my signature as well. Please
let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks so much!
Program Manager, Engagement
*Mozilla Advocacy introduces the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows Program*
The Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows <http://advocacy.mozilla.org> program is
an initiative designed to find emerging leaders who have a passion for
Internet policy and advocacy. Each year, we will select a group of
developers, technologists, hackers and data crunchers to spend 10 months
working as a Fellow embedded in our host organizations.
The Washington Post recently called the program a way to give “*nonprofits
and the government an injection of tech talent” with a “broader aim [of
developing] a pipeline, one that tells civic-minded engineers there’s an
alternative to Silicon Valley*.”
*The 2015 Fellowship: 10 months of paid project work to protect the Web*
- *Protecting a free and open Internet:* Make real impact on projects
creating a healthier Web through technology development, community
organizing, educational programs and more.
- *Informing policy discussions at leading non-profits: *Become embedded
in the Internet policy discussions at our host organizations, serving as
advisors and ambassadors for an open Web.
- *A diversity of talent: *Bring together emerging leaders who have a
track record of success in technology, organizing and education.
*Our 2015 Host Organizations:*
- The American Civil Liberties Union <https://www.aclu.org/>
- Amnesty International <http://amnesty.org/>
- Free Press <http://www.freepress.net/>
- Open Technology Institute <http://www.newamerica.org/oti/>
- Public Knowledge <https://www.publicknowledge.org/>
*Who Should Apply*
The Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows program is for people with a passion for
protecting a free and open Web. This includes engineers and technologists,
activists and community organizers, and educators and mentors. We are an
inclusive program and we seek to reflect the diversity of the communities
Fellows will receive a slate of stipends and benefits to ensure the
experience is a transformative one. The standard fellowship offers a
stipend of $60,000 over 10 months plus supplements for travel, housing,
child care, health insurance, moving expenses, and helps pay for
research/equipment and books.
*Apply to be a Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow at mozilla.org/advocacy
The deadline to apply is December 31, 2014.
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