The goal of the ICANN Fellowship Program is to strengthen the diversity of the multistakeholder model by fostering opportunities for individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities to become active participants in the ICANN community. Fellows are exposed to the workings of the ICANN community, are assigned a mentor, and receive training across different areas of knowledge and skill-building before, during, and after an ICANN Public Meeting. Travel assistance to attend the meeting is also provided. Fellowship participants come from a variety of backgrounds. Check out program participants and statistics for more information.
Eligibility Candidates from all regions and sectors are welcome to apply to the ICANN Fellowship Program. Participants of the Fellowship Program must: • Be at least 21 years of age • Be interested in, or already engaged in, the various components of ICANN's work in policy building, the operation of the Domain Name System and the security and stability of the global Internet • Complete mandatory ICANN Learn course(s); learn more here • NOT be involved in or associated with other ICANN supported travel programs at the time of selection • Policy Forum applicants must have successfully completed an ICANN Fellowship • Have previously received no more than two fellowships; second and third-time fellows must prove their involvement and engagement in one of the ICANN communities (learn more here)
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