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ICANN79 Fellowship Application Round Now Open

18 July 2023

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened the application round for the ICANN Fellowship Program at the ICANN79 Community Forum, which is taking place 2–7 March 2024 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The application deadline is 18 August 2023 at 23:59 UTC. If ICANN79 is held virtually, the Fellowship Program will also be held virtually.

Successful candidates will be announced on 15 November 2023 on the ICANN homepage.

About the ICANN Fellowship Program

The ICANN Fellowship Program seeks individuals who are interested or already engaged in the various aspects of ICANN's work, such as policy building, the operation of the Domain Name System, and the security and stability of the global Internet. The goal of the ICANN Fellowship Program is to strengthen the diversity of the multistakeholder model by creating opportunities for individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities to become active participants in the ICANN community.

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


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 nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.