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[liberationtech] ITS Global Tech Policy Fellowship - Call for applications

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Mon Mar 14 09:38:04 PDT 2016

From: *Ronaldo Lemos* < <ronaldolemos123 at>ronaldolemos123 at

Please see below our call for the 3rd edition of our tech fellowship
program in Rio de Janeiro.

More info at:

The program will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July 2016.
ITS Global Tech Policy Fellowship Program – 2016
*Program overview:*

Applications deadline: April 11th, 2016

The Institute for Technology and Society (ITS Rio) invites researchers,
graduate students as well as professionals working with technology policy,
to apply to its Global Policy Fellowship Program and spend four weeks* in
Brazil at ITS. Last year, we welcomed seven felllows from all over the
world, who contributted immensely for the success of the Fellowship Program.

See the list of our fellows here <>,
and what they have to say about their experiences here

Our Global Fellows will have the opportunity to work with the team who
created and developed the landmark “Marco Civil” legislation, a bill
protecting fundamental rights, including privacy, net neutrality and
freedom of expression, approved as law in Brazil in April 2014. Also, they
will be free to choose one of the ITS five broad areas to work with, namely:

   - Law, democracy and technology (dealing with topics such civic
   engagement, online participation, and others);
   - Access to technology, justice and human rights (dealing with topics
   such as connectivity, accesibility, digital divide and others);
   - Internet regulation and Internet governance;
   - Privacy and data protection (dealing with topics such as big data,
   anti-survailance, data protection and mass surveilance);
   - Rethinking culture, media and education (working with topics such as
   intelectual property, digital entrepreneurship, art & technology, online
   teaching, and others).

The ITS Fellowship Program will offer the opportunity for those interested
in internet and technology policy to deepen their knowledge about the
Brazilian technology context. We have prepared an intensive 4-week* program
for our fellows, which includes visits to the biggest technology national
and international companies operating in Brazil, the Brazilian Internet
Steering Committee ( and visits to São Paulo and Brasília, including
meetings with representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of
Culture, and Congress members who are advocating for policies related to
internet and technology.

*During their stay, selected fellows will be expected to:*

   - Present an online seminar, which will be broadcasted to the whole
   world and organized in partnership with ITS. Suggested topics can include:
   broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and creativity,
   consumer privacy, open government, government surveillance, data security,
   data innovation, freedom of expression, democracy and technology and human
   - Publish at least one article or webpost about their experience as a
   fellow in Brazil;
   - Collaborate with the ITS team and its projects;
   - Portuguese skills are not required (but English is mandatory);

*Who should apply?*

We are looking for students, researchers, and professionals who are
following the debates in the public policy field, and who want to spend
part of their summer/winter in Brazil, learning about Internet policy.
People from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

*For the selection processes, you must:*

   - Fill the application form here <>
   - Send us your complete academic and professional resume, including your
   Linkedin profile and other online references you want us to consider;

All documents must be sent in one single e-mail message to *
<manuela.curcio at>manuela.curcio at
<manuela.curcio at>*, with the subject “*[ITS] Global Fellows
Application :: YOUR NAME*”.

*Our Fellowship Package includes:*

   - Intensive 4-week* program for the fellows;
   - Air tickets to São Paulo and Brasília;
   - Accommodation in São Paulo and Brasília during the days of our visit;
   - Shared office space at our headquarters for four weeks*;

*Our Fellowship Package does not include:*

   - International Travelling to and from Brazil;
   - Accommodation for the four weeks* in Rio de Janeiro, where our program
   takes place;
   - Other costs related to your stay in Brazil, besides those mentioned
   - Necessary visa to entry the country.

Our team will provide tips and information about how to find accommodation
in the city during that time.

*Relevant Dates:*

Applications deadline: *April 11th, 2016*;
Announcement of fellows by e-mail: *April 25th, 2016*;
Fellowship Program will start: *July 04th*, and will finish in *August
01st, 2016**;

** Fellows are expected to stay in Rio from 04/July/2016 to 01/Aug/2016.
After this date, fellows can coordinate with ITS the possibility of staying
for a longer term if they wish. Visa and costs for additional stays are to
be provided by the fellows.*
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