Mozilla Fellows uphold the internet as a force for good.
The internet today is pervasive: It shapes economies, influences governments, and is layered into billions of lives.
A pervasive internet has the potential to uplift society — it can promote democracy, open markets, and free expression. But it can also promote polarization, mass surveillance, and misinformation.
More than ever, we need a movement to ensure the internet remains a force for good. Mozilla Fellows are web activists, open-source researchers and scientists, and technology policy experts who work on the front lines of that movement. Fellows develop new thinking on how to address emerging threats and challenges facing a healthy internet. Here’s how:
Mozilla Fellow Hang Do Thi Duc created Data Selfie, a browser extension that provides an intimate window into data mining, predictive analytics, and Facebook consumption. Fellow Linet Kwamboka researches policies that guide data collection and dissemination across East Africa. And Fellow Rebecca Ricks works with Human Rights Watch to explore how people use encryption online.
Mozilla Fellow Amina Fazlullah promotes policies that support broadband connectivity in rural and vulnerable U.S. communities. Fellow Steve Song examines regulatory and policy barriers associated with bringing the next billion online. And Fellow Sarah Kiden researches last-mile connectivity in East Africa.
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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 awarded competitive compensation and benefits.
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software engineer, interested in projects that impact the lives of underrepresented communities. Currently, working on Ahwaa.org, a discussion platform for the LGBT community in the Middle East.
researcher and policy consultant, Amba is studying how India’s experience with Aadhaar and other tech/government issues can inform global debates about privacy, digital identity, net-neutrality and other critical issues.
founder and CEO of DataScience LTD, Linet works on understanding the policies that guide data collection and dissemination in East Africa. She plans to publish a report outlining her findings with policy recommendations on existing policies and proposed amendments.
former Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Mozilla Foundation, An Me is currently a Resident Fellow focused on equipping people with core web literacy skills needed to read, write, and participate on the internet.
Mozilla Fellowships are a transformative experience for emerging leaders. As a Fellow, you will:
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