Mozilla Open Leaders

Mozilla Open Leaders

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Our seventh cohort of Mozilla Open Leaders starts in January 2019! We’re looking for Open Leaders to fuel the Internet Health movement by designing and building projects that empower others to collaborate within inclusive communities.

Applications close November 30th 11:59pm ET

A Mozilla Open Leader is someone running or starting an open project that supports a healthy Internet. Over the course of the program, they will:

  • receive ongoing 1:1 project help from Mozilla staff and mentors
  • have access to a community of mentors, technologists and more
  • complete modules and provide feedback on Open Leadership Training exploring best practices for project setup and communication, tools for collaboration, community building, and running events
  • get practical experience empowering others to collaborate on their project.

Open leadership is a movement where folks from all disciplines, languages and skill set levels have a space to collaborate and work together to create positive change for our planet

Mary Grueser, co-lead

Who is this for?

If you (or your team) are running or starting an open project and want to grow as an open leader this is for you! Your open project doesn’t have to be technical — it can be curriculum (open educational resource), an open data project or report, an open source software project, or anything else that:

  • has something to work on (a feature, module, or minimum viable product) during the program,
  • allows and welcomes contributions by others, and
  • supports the open web and a healthy Internet

Open leadership is more than just sharing work openly. It is sharing governance of a project and building in feedback loops for participants.

Verletta Kern, project manager

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Passionate and ready to learn and apply open practices to your project or community, supporting the Internet Health movement
  2. Available to commit at least 3h/week for 14 weeks for attending weekly online meetings and completing open leadership assignments.
  3. Additionally, participants must demonstrate practical experience at the Mozilla Global Sprint (2 days, March 29-30, remotely or at a local site). If you are participating in our pilot culture track, you’ll be expected to present a case-study of your learning to your cohort instead.


14 weeks (January—April 2019, see the full schedule)

Applications close November 30th 11:59pm ET

This is part of a broader movement for a healthy internet. See more.