Are you currently an undergraduate or post graduate Law, Communications or Social Sciences student? Are you interested in learning more about how technology is impacting society? Do you want to work in public interest issues with national and international relevance? Then, you can apply to work at Hiperderecho through the Google Policy Fellowship program.
This is Google-sponsored program that gives an stipend of $7,500 USD to a student anywhere in the world to work at a digital policy organization during 12 weeks. At Hiperderecho, our Google Policy Fellow will work on writing research papers, policy briefs, and blog posts in close collaboration with our multidisciplinary team. She will also be part of our ongoing learning activities and social events from our office in Miraflores, Lima. You can find more about this opportunity and the application process from the official site of the program. The deadline to apply this year is June 6 through this form.
This is a region-wide opportunity and several other spots are available with our friends from ONG Derechos Digitales from Chile, Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales from México, la Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa from Colombia and the Centro de Tecnología y Sociedad at Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina.
Hiperderecho is a nonprofit organization devoted to the promotion and defense of fundamental human rights in the digital space in Perú so that citizens are enabled, and empowered, to take full-advantage of technology’s individual and collective potential for change and social development. Our work ranges from critical research to activism, impact litigation and technology development. You can learn more from us here (in Spanish).
What we’re looking for
- Passion for technology and social change
- Ability for research and academic writing
- Being an active student of Law, Political Sciences, Social Sciencies or Communication Sciences to January 1, 2019
- Availiability to work from Lima, Peru, during the three (3) months of the fellowhsip
- Some level of Spanish, so you don’t get lost in Lima. Work can be done in English.
This year’s call is looking particularly at people interested in working at one or more of the following areas:
- Freedom of expression online and government mandated website blockings and filters due to copyright claims, including drafting briefs and arguments for court filings.
- Digital rights of the trans, intersex and nonbinary communities and threats to them.
- Use of technology for political advertisement in the two recent national electoral processes.
- Artificial intelligence and automated decision making in the private sector and its impact for low and middle income communities.