Description

Be a Fellow

Mozilla Fellowships provide resources, tools, community and amplification to those building a more ​humane​ ​digital​ ​world. During their tenure, Fellows use their skill sets — in technology, in activism, in science, in policy — to design products, run campaigns, influence policy and ultimately lay the groundwork for a more open and inclusive internet.

For the 2019-2020 Fellowship application, we are particularly interested individuals whose expertise aligns with Mozilla’s impact goal: “better machine decision making,” or ensuring artificial intelligence is developed with ethics, responsibility, and accountability in mind.

Why become a Fellow?

Mozilla Fellowships are a transformative experience for emerging leaders concerned with making the internet a safer, more accessible resource for everyone. Mozilla Fellows work on the front lines of the internet health movement, developing new thinking on how to address emerging threats and challenges facing the open internet today. As part of a multidisciplinary and global community, Mozilla Fellows have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to a variety of issues and approaches to ensure the internet remains a force for good. As a Fellow, you will:

What are Mozilla Fellowships?

Mozilla Fellows are working to stop the spread of misinformation, put individuals in control of their data, keep artificial intelligence accountable, and provide innovative solutions for internet connectivity in low penetration environments. They are leaders who ensure smart cities and next-generation voice technology are diverse and equitable, and who conduct open research.

Mozilla Fellowships provide resources, tools, community and amplification to those building a more ​humane​ ​digital​ ​world. During their tenure, Fellows use their skill sets — in technology, in advocacy, in law — to design products, run campaigns, influence policy and ultimately lay the groundwork for a more open and inclusive internet.

Mozilla Fellows hail from a range of disciplines and geographies: They are policymakers in Kenya, journalists in Brazil, engineers in Germany, privacy activists in the United States, and data scientists in the Netherlands. Fellows work on individual projects, but also collaborate on cross-disciplinary solutions to the internet’s biggest challenges. Fellows are:

Open web activists

Fellows who work in the realm of public interest technology, addressing issues like privacy, security, and inclusion online. These open web activists embed at leading human rights and civil society organizations around the world, lending their technical expertise.

Scientists and researchers

Fellows who infuse open-source practices and principles into scientific research. “Science” is defined broadly; Fellows may work in the natural sciences, formal and applied sciences, or humanities, social sciences and library and information sciences. Fellows are based in the research institution with which they are currently affiliated.

Tech policy professionals

Fellows who examine the interplay of technology and public policy, and craft legal, academic, and governmental solutions. These tech policy professionals are independent researchers and are not necessarily matched with a host organization or an institution.

Skills and responsibilities

What are Mozilla fellows expected to do?
During their tenure, Fellows are expected to use their skill sets — in technology, in advocacy, in research, or in law — to design products, run campaigns, influence policy and ultimately lay the groundwork for a more open and inclusive internet. Fellows work on individual projects, but also collaborate on cross-disciplinary solutions to the internet’s biggest challenges. Fellows are expected to:

  • Be engaged in carrying out the specific project(s) identified in the proposal submitted to Mozilla, to an extent generally consistent with full-time engagement
  • Champion the open Internet in collaboration with others in the Mozilla network, including other Mozilla Fellows
  • Communicate and share openly their work on an ongoing basis (e.g., blog posts)
  • Participate in Mozilla-organized events, such as conferences, learning labs, and weekly calls, and community events (MozFest, etc.)
  • Meet regularly with their Program Officer, and provide written fellowship updates as requested
  • Comply with all applicable policies and procedures of Mozilla and of host organizations (where applicable), as well as applicable U.S. and local laws
  • Release any code and non-confidential content created during the fellowship under an open license determined in consultation with Mozilla

Details

  • Location:
    Varies
    ,
    CA
    These are worldwide opportunities.
  • This job is remote friendly.
  • Salary:
    $60,000.00
    -
    $60,000.00
    yearly
    , The funding for each fellow is based on the fellowship focus area (i.e. science, policy, open web). The stipend for researchers and technology activists is $60,000 USD.
  • Deadline:
    2019-04-08

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications