Washington Office seeks candidates for Google Policy Fellowship

The ALA Washington Office will once again participate in the Google Policy Fellowship program for the summer of 2011. Google Policy Fellows work in diverse areas of information policy that include broadband, net neutrality, free expression, open access to information, domestic and international copyright policy, online privacy, and open government.

“In particular, ALA encourages master’s and doctoral students in library and information studies with an interest in national public policy to apply for this fellowship,” said Dr. Alan Inouye, Director of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP).  The deadline for applications is January 17, 2011.

Selected students will spend ten weeks this summer working at a diverse range of organizations, including: American Library Association, Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, Cato Institute, Center for Democracy and Technology, The Citizen Lab, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Creative Commons, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Future of Music Coalition, Internet Education Foundation, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Media Access Project, National Hispanic Media Coalition, New America Foundation, Public Knowledge, TechFreedom, and the Technology Policy Institute.

Information about the program and host organizations is available on the Google Public Policy Fellowship website.

About Jacob Roberts

Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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