Apply for Ford-Mozilla Web Fellows Program

Deadline: 20 March 2016
Open to: 
candidate with specialities in design, development, storytelling, research and policy analysis
 grant of USD 60,000 paid in 10 monthly installments


The Open Web Fellows program – a collaboration between Ford Foundation and Mozilla – is an international leadership initiative that brings together technology talent and civil society organizations to advance and protect the open Web. Specifically, the goals of the Open Web Fellows programs are to:

  • Increase public awareness and understanding of Internet policy issues;
  • Support career paths in the Internet policy and advocacy sector;
  • Celebrate and support the vibrant network of Internet advocacy organizations.

Each year, fellows spend 10 months embedded at leading policy & advocacy organizations dedicated to safeguarding the open Internet as a global public resource. Fellows are based in the town of their host organization unless special circumstances dictate otherwise. Read the blog post to find out what host organizations are looking for.


They are looking for makers – those who see a problem in the world and can solve it through technology or media. The right candidate may bring specialities in design, development, storytelling, research and policy analysis, and should be comfortable performing as a technologist, a tinkerer, and a curious contributor to the fellowship program. You do not need to have previous experience with Internet advocacy, policy or activism.


The Fellowship offers a grant of USD 60,000 paid in 10 monthly installments. Fellow are not employees of Mozilla or host organizations and are responsible for remitting all applicable taxes and other government payments required.

How to Apply?

Eligible candidates are to apply online latest by 20 March 2016, 11:59pm PDT.

For more information please visit the official website.

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