Deadline: 20th June 2024 | Looking for a cohort of 6 fellows for 2024-25 who believe in the same, and are committed to promoting equity, accountability and transparency to ensure underserved communities from the Global Majority have decision-making powers over technology design and governance. Specifically, we are interested in technologists, community organizers, activists and policy or legal professionals who are deeply embedded in their communities, are aligned with our mission, and are committed to contributing towards  building a safer, more open, more equitable, and inclusive Internet ecosystem.

Policy Fellows at Tech Global Institute engage in a 6-month paid policy research project, collaborating with staff, senior fellows, and community partners. Each fellow is paired with a mentor to shape their project and produce outputs like white papers, publications, op-eds, community events, and workshops.

Fellows work closely with community organizations to address technology-related policy issues affecting historically excluded communities. This partnership helps build local capacity and ensures interventions are grounded in real-world experiences. Fellows receive support for professional development and public speaking.

This fully remote program is open to applicants worldwide. Fellows typically work 16-20 hours per week on their projects, with flexible working hours.

Thematic Areas

Applicants can submit proposals in one or more of these thematic areas within Global Majority contexts:

  • Platform accountability (privacy, content moderation, algorithmic transparency, policy creation, user experience, global internet governance, regulations, digital infrastructures, digital rights, surveillance)
  • Responsible and inclusive AI

We encourage applications that explore existing gaps or propose new solutions, considering the diverse contexts of affected communities. Significant tech experience is not required if applicants have impacted large corporations, systems, or advanced state accountability.


Applicants and projects should demonstrate:

  • Impact: Clear articulation of a structured policy question with timelines, expected outputs, and significance.
  • Experience: Familiarity with local political and policy contexts, past contributions in a related field, or relevant research/advocacy experience.
  • Background: Relevant fields include human rights, international law, public policy, community organizing, social science research, and human-centered design.
  • Analytical Rigor: Ability to craft a roadmap, incorporate quantitative and qualitative data, and make strong recommendations.
  • Collaboration: Experience in interdisciplinary environments, effective communication, and contributing to cohort and organizational culture.
  • Leadership: Independent and group work capability, facilitative leadership, and proactive virtual working.
  • Mission and Values Alignment: Commitment to advancing the rights of Global Majority communities and alignment with DEI policies and Code of Conduct.

Internal staff will review the completed applications and notify onlyshortlisted candidates by the second week of July. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by staff, senior fellows, alumni, or other affiliate partners. The fellowship period will formally commence from September 1, 2024.

Find out more and apply at the official link below:


Apply before 20th June, 2024