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ARIN Fellowship Program

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What is the ARIN Fellowship Program?

Each Public Policy and Member’s Meeting, ARIN gives the three selected Fellows an opportunity to attend an ARIN Public Policy and Members Meeting with the following benefits:

  • Hotel accommodations at the meeting hotel
  • Round-trip economy class airfare to the meeting
  • A small stipend
  • An ARIN Advisory Council Mentor

Fall Fellowships optionally include registration and accommodations for the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) meeting, which is held just prior to the ARIN meeting. NANOG is the professional association for Internet engineering and architecture. Its core focus is on the technologies and systems that make the Internet function: core routing and switching; Internet inter-domain routing; the domain name system; peering and interconnection; and Internet core security.

Fall fellows can extend their ARIN experience through this opportunity to network and learn with the core engineering and product staff of the major North American carriers, content providers, hosting and cloud companies, multi-tenant data centers, and interconnection service providers.

I really enjoyed being able to participate and work with the ARIN team and members at the event. I have a much better understanding and appreciation for ARIN's role in Internet governance in North America and a much better understanding of the policy development process.

ARIN 32 Fellow

My expectations were nothing compared to the experience! I had a great time and met so many wonderful people who genuinely want to help and guide me through the ARIN meetings.

ARIN XXVIII Fellow

This was an experience of a lifetime. I encourage everyone who has not been to an ARIN meeting to attend one, and then keep going.

ARIN XXVI Fellow

I'll put it this way... if it wasn't for the program, I wouldn't have been able to go. Now, after having gone, I am extremely confident that I'll be going again (and again, and again).

ARIN XXV Fellow

Overall it was an amazing program. My expectations were more than met and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would encourage all interested candidates to make use of this opportunity, make your voice heard and spread the word about ARIN to entire internet community.

ARIN 33 Fellow

How do I apply?

Apply Now!

Fellowship applications remain open for ARIN 36 in Montreal until 7 August 2015 at 5:00 PM ET. Click the box above to fill out the web-based application.

Am I eligible to apply?

Applicants are eligible if they meet all of these conditions:

  • Currently reside in the ARIN Region
  • Have not previously received an ARIN Fellowship
  • Have not attended an ARIN meeting in the last five years
  • Are willing to sign the ARIN Fellowship Terms and Conditions

Know someone that would be interested?

Help spread the word by directing them to this page or sending a link to our Fellowship Flyer.

How are Fellows chosen?

The Fellowship Selection Committee includes representatives from the ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council, and two General Members in Good Standing who evaluate applications and select fellows in early March for the spring meeting and mid September for the fall.  You can read more about the committee’s selection criteria here.

How are the winners announced?

Winning Fellows are notified by ARIN’s Communication and Member Services Department. After their acceptance is confirmed, the winners are announced on this page and to the arin-announce mailing list. Applicants not selected to receive the Fellowship in the current round are eligible and encouraged to apply in subsequent rounds.

The ARIN 35 Fellows will be announced in mid-March. The ARIN 36 Fellows will be announced in mid-September.

How does mentorship work?

Members of the ARIN Advisory Council serve as mentors, providing advice and sharing experience that will provide a smooth transition into the ARIN community. Mentors are assigned prior to the meeting so that Fellows can benefit from their knowledge before they even set foot on the plane, alleviating some of the uncertainty inherent in the first time experience at a new meeting. The mentor will be available throughout the meeting to introduce, explain, and impart knowledge of ARIN's processes and operations.

Who are the Current and Past Fellows?

Congratulations to Our Most Recent Fellows !

ARIN 35 - San Francisco, California

  • Canada: Jon Aitchison, Government of Canada; Ontario
  • Canada: Andrew Trudgeon, Scandia ISP Internet; Ontario
  • USA: Stephen Ives, Matanuska Telephone; Alaska
  • USA: Michael Schloh, MSvB Recherche; California
  • Caribbean: Andre Graham, University College of the Caribbean; Jamaica

See all ARIN Fellowship Recipients.