ARIN Fellowship Program

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Applications for the ARIN 52 Fellowship Program are now closed. Thank you for your interest in the ARIN Fellowship Program.

About the ARIN Fellowship Program

ARIN is powered by community participation. To encourage and foster new voices, our Fellowship Program provides an interactive learning opportunity to individuals interested in learning more about Internet number resource policy development and Internet governance.

Up to 10 Fellows are selected twice a year to participate in the monthlong program before and during an ARIN Public Policy and Members Meeting. Fellows receive an in-depth introduction to the ARIN organization and the Policy Development Process (PDP) to facilitate their participation.

Fellows are assigned a Mentor from the ARIN community who will act as their guide through a series of sessions providing an overview of Internet governance, Internet number resource policy and its development, ARIN services and operations, and the Internet Number Registry System. 

Members of the ARIN Advisory Council and seasoned community members volunteer to serve as Mentors to help facilitate Fellows’ transition into the ARIN community. During two virtual Fellowship sessions prior to the ARIN meeting, each Mentor and their Fellows will meet for small group breakout discussions about ARIN’s processes and operations and how to prepare for the upcoming Public Policy and Members Meeting.

Throughout this process, Fellows are encouraged to ask questions as they gain the knowledge and confidence to join in community discussions, propose new ideas, and become part of the future of Internet governance and policy in the ARIN region. Fellows should anticipate spending a few additional hours outside of the sessions reading materials and preparing for group discussions.

Learn more about how to apply today!

What our Fellows have said…

“Before the program, I had a basic understanding of ARIN and its role in managing internet resources. I anticipated learning more about the operations, but my expectations were surpassed by the depth of knowledge and insights I gained. The program’s inclusive environment and the mentorship provided by experts made it a truly engaging and educational experience.”

—ARIN 51 Fellow