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ICANN72 Fellowship Application Round Now Open

LOS ANGELES - 1 March 2021

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is opening the application round for the ICANN Fellowship Program taking place at the ICANN72 Annual General Meeting from 23-28 October 2021 in Seattle, USA. The Fellowship Program application window will remain open until 30 March 2021, 23:59 UTC. Successful candidates will be announced on 21 June 2021 on https://icann.org.

If ICANN72 is held virtually, the Fellowship Program will also be held virtually.

ICANN Fellowship Program

The Fellowship Program is open to all applicants interested in, or already engaged in, the various aspects of ICANN's work in policymaking, the operation of the Domain Name System, and the security and stability of the global Internet. The goal of the program is to help create a more diverse and a broader base of knowledgeable constituents who can engage in the ICANN multistakeholder process and become the new voices of experience in their regions and on the global stage.

Since its creation in 2007, the Fellowship Program has built a strong group of fellows who are actively participating in ICANN communities and in other Internet governance entities in the Internet ecosystem. Participation covers a range of activities:

  • Writing articles and blogs
  • Giving online or in-person public comments in ICANN's bottom-up policy development process
  • Participating in Internet conferences and panel discussions
  • Joining working groups
  • Mentoring newcomers
  • Assisting our regional leaders
  • Becoming leaders themselves

For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit the Fellowship Program page.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.