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Google Policy Fellowship

Varies by individual host organizations
Arts and Humanities
Social Science
United States and Canada
First Year


The Google Policy Fellowships offer undergraduate and graduate students interested in internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to public dialogue on these issues and exploring their academic and professional interests.  Fellows work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and trademark reform, consumer privacy, open government, and more.  Host organizations are based in Washington, DC and San Francisco in the U.S., and Ottawa and Toronto in Canada.

Each fellow receives a stipend of $7,500 for the ten-week program.

Candidates must be enrolled as students in accredited institutions of higher education, over 18 years of age, and eligible to work in the U.S. or Canada. 

Google encourages students from all majors and degree programs to apply, provided they possess the following qualities:  demonstrated or stated commitment to internet and technology policy; excellence in their academic records, professional and extracurricular activities, and subject matter expertise; first-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills; and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment.

Previous Columbia recipients:  Audrey Ariss ’13SIPA, Ayla Bonfiglio ’09CC (Political Science)