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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 up to three to five individuals from each sector of the ARIN Region 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 or seasoned community member mentor

New! ARIN Meeting Fellowships now optionally include registration and hotel accommodations for the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) or the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) meeting when held back to back to ARIN's Public Policy and Members Meeting. NANOG is the professional association for Internet engineering and architecture that focuses on the technologies and systems that make the Internet function. CaribNOG is a community of network operators dedicated to exchanging technical information and experiences related to the management of IP networks in the Caribbean region.

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.


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.


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).


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 37 in Jamaica until 10 February 2016 at 5:00 PM ET. ARIN 37 Fellowships now optionally include registration and hotel accommodations for the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) meeting directly following ARIN 37, beginning the afternoon of Wednesday 20 April through Friday 22 April 2016. Click the box above to fill out the web-based application.

A preview the Fellowship application questions is available below.

Am I eligible to apply?

Applicants are eligible if they meet all of these 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 February for the spring meeting and early September for the fall. Note that preference will be given to those who have not previously attended an ARIN Public Policy and Members Meeting in the last five years, but the committee will also consider applicants who have attended past meetings and demonstrated strong participation and/or engagement with their local community (including past ARIN Fellowship recipients). 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 37 Fellows will be announced in early March.

How does mentorship work?

Members of the ARIN Advisory Council and seasoned community members 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 36 - Montreal, Quebec

  • Canada
    • Glenn McKnight – Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities
    • Gary Molenkamp – Sharcnet – University of Western Ontario
  • USA
    • Marvin Arnold - Unplugged
    • Mike Hammett – Midwest - IX
    • Leah Symekher – Internet Society, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
  • Caribbean
    • Jose R. de la Cruz – Internet Society, Puerto Rico Chapter
    • Jason Hynds – P.A.R.T.S. Inc.
    • Roosevelt L. Lewars – University College of the Caribbean (UCC)
    • Daryl E Wade - viNGN

See all ARIN Fellowship Recipients.

ARIN Fellowship Application Questions

Below is a preview of the questions asked on the ARIN meeting fellowship questionnaire.

  1. Provide your contact information below:
    • Name:
    • Organization (Include ORG ID if ARIN Member): 
    • Position:        
    • Address:        
    • City/Town:    
    • State/Province:        
    • ZIP/Postal Code:      
    • Email Address:
  2. What interests you about ARIN?
  3. What do you intend to accomplish by attending an ARIN Meeting?
  4. How do you think your ARIN Meeting experience will benefit you or your organization when you return home?
  5. To apply you must be subscribed to the ARIN Announce and Public Policy Mailing Lists. Under what email address are you subscribed with?
  6. Describe your need for assistance to attend an ARIN meeting.
  7. Please provide the name and contact information of two references who can support your application.
  8. Provide a summary of your professional experience.
  9. Are there any additional comments that you have?
  10. If you are not selected as a Fellow for this meeting would you like ARIN to automatically resubmit this application for the next ARIN Meeting?

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