Asia Internet Coalition announces its inaugural India Fellowship Programme 2013

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Asia Internet Coalition announces its inaugural India Fellowship Programme 2013

Singapore, 1 Apr 2013 – The Asia Internet Coalition today announced the launch of its Inaugural India Fellowship Program 2013. The Fellowship, which is 6 months long, is going to be launched first in India.

India is AIC’s first choice of venue given the country’s country and population size, its Internet and mobile penetration rate. With over 120 million Internet users and 600 mobile phone users, India’s Internet potential is enormous. The Internet has contributed much to economies globally, revolutionizing the way people communicate, conduct business, and learn about the world. India is currently in a state of growth, and the Internet presents a unique tool for the people of India to develop solutions to the challenges of today.

The successful fellows will have the opportunity to contribute to the public dialogue on issues fundamental to the future of the Internet and its users in India. It will focus on research and seek to foster partnerships on the ground towards a singularly founded philosophy of Internet openness, and help with the general awareness and education on Internet policy.

The AIC India Fellowship is open to interested parties of all levels and disciplines. Full details are available below.

About the AIC India Fellowship

The Asia Internet Coalition Fellowship (AICF) program offers interested parties the opportunity to contribute to the public dialogue on issues fundamental to the future of the Internet and its users.

Fellows will receive a stipend of $9,000 for 6 months. Fellows will be required to organize their own place of work. Fellows are also required to take care of their own computer equipment and workspace. Exact dates of the fellowship will be worked out by the fellow and the AIC. Applications are due by April 19, 2013. [ETA: PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED.]

Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the field of Internet policy development in their respective country, including conducting policy research and analysis; attending government and industry meetings; and participating in other advocacy activities.

To apply, please send an application with the following material:

  • Statement of Purpose: Provide us with an essay outlining your qualifications for and interest in the program, including relevant academic, professional and extracurricular experiences.
  • Resume
  • Two References (with full name, designation and company, email and telephone numbers)