Mozilla Fellowships

Mozilla Fellows uphold the internet as a force for good.

Hang Do Thi Duc
Mozilla Media Fellow - 2017

What are Mozilla Fellowships?

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:

Fellows put individuals in control of their personal data

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.

Fellows help connect the unconnected

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.

Fellows keep artificial intelligence accountable

Mozilla Fellow Jason Schultz analyzes the impact of machine learning on civil liberties. Fellow Terah Lyons coordinates international governance of AI. And Fellow Suchana Seth works alongside Data & Society to research biased algorithms.

Fellows make scientific research more open

Mozilla Fellow Amel Ghouila leverages open-source data and tools to bolster biomedical research across the African continent. And Fellow Chris Hartgerink explores how to make scholarly communication more collaborative, accurate, and open.


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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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Why Become a Fellow?

Mozilla Fellowships are a transformative experience for emerging leaders. As a Fellow, you will:

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