Apply Today for the ARIN 50 Virtual Fellowship Program

Apply Today for the ARIN 50 Virtual Fellowship Program

The call is out for applications to the ARIN 50 Virtual Fellowship Program! We are thrilled to be hosting this online experience for the fourth time, allowing you to participate from wherever you are. The virtual format also means you get extended time for focused discussion, more structured mentorship opportunities, and expanded educational content.

For more than a decade, the ARIN Fellowship Program has encouraged and fostered new voices and active members within the ARIN community through its specialized, interactive learning opportunity about Internet governance and Internet number resource policy. The ARIN 50 Virtual Fellowship Program will accept up to 12 Fellows to receive an in-depth, expert-guided introduction to the workings of the ARIN organization and Policy Development Process (PDP) — along with opportunities for networking and direct participation in the PDP at the ARIN 50 Public Policy and Members Meeting and beyond.

Who should apply?

Are you part of the Internet community and wanting to:

  • Gain understanding of Internet number resource policy and ARIN’s Policy Development Process (PDP)?
  • Bring your voice to Internet governance by participating in ARIN meetings and policy discussions?
  • Network with ARIN’s Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, staff and community members from throughout the region?
  • Learn more about ARIN’s operations and services?
  • Develop professionally and enhance your career in the Internet industry?

If you answered yes to any of these, and you’re at least 18 years old and residing in the ARIN region, consider applying to the ARIN Fellowship Program. We look forward to receiving your application for the ARIN 50 virtual program by 17 August 2022.

When are the virtual sessions?

The month-long program takes place before, during, and after the ARIN 50 Public Policy and Members Meeting (20-21 October). It consists of four 90-minute sessions held at 2:00 PM ET via Zoom (27 September, 4 October, 11 October, and 25 October). Virtual attendance of the ARIN 50 meeting is also required.

What can you expect from this program?

Each Fellow will be paired with a Mentor for small group discussions and additional Q&A time. Along the way you will learn about the ARIN Policy Development Process, get to know other Fellows, ARIN staff, and ARIN leadership, and grow your confidence to participate in the ARIN 50 policy discussions and beyond.

“The Fellowship program has been a staple of ARIN Public Policy and Member Meetings since 2009,” shares Hollis Kara, ARIN’s Director of Communications. “When circumstance necessitated that it shift fully online, we embraced the challenge to grow and evolve the curriculum into something that offered value to virtual participants. The result is a Virtual Fellowship Program that lends greater structure and more in-depth dialogue to the experience, and the four sessions are packed with great information and mentorship time for our Fellows.”

But don’t just take it from us; recent Fellows have had enthusiastic feedback about the virtual program.

What do past Fellows have to say?

“Being a part of this program was a fantastic experience, and I believe it will open many doors for me,” shares ARIN 49 Fellow James Hulce in this blog post about his experience. “I am now quite knowledgeable about ARIN services and operations, and I know how to engage with the community as a future Internet infrastructure professional. My career pathway is crystallized, with a new professional network to collaborate with along the way … I highly recommend the ARIN Fellowship Program to anyone interested in Internet governance, whether you’re new to the industry or a current professional.”

ARIN 48 Fellows Meri Baghdasaryan and Jeremy Bernick also discuss the impact of the program in a recent blog post of their own: “The ARIN Fellowship introduced us to a warm and passionate community of like-minded professionals that walked us through the ARIN policy development process, taught us a bunch of acronyms and gave us food for thought around the major issues RIRs currently face. The Fellowship experience was impactful for us both because of the network opportunities gained from being in the ARIN community.”

How can you apply?

Just answer a few short questions during our call for applications open through 17 August 2022! Selected Fellows will be notified Friday, 9 September. For more information on the program please visit our Fellowships page.

Click here to access the application and submit yours by 17 August.

Have questions? Email fellowships@arin.net.

We look forward to welcoming a terrific group of Fellows to the next ARIN Public Policy and Members Meeting!

If you know someone who would make a great ARIN Fellow, please encourage them to apply. You may also download and share our informational flyer.

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