Apply to the ARIN 50 Fellowship Program

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The application period for the ARIN 50 Fellowship Program is open now until 17 August 2022.


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Application Eligibility

The Fellowship Program is open to individuals 18 years and older who reside in the ARIN region: Canada, the Caribbean and North Atlantic Islands, and the United States and Outlying Areas. The program is open to individuals from ARIN customer organizations or those with direct and visible engagement in the ARIN community and who have an interest in learning more about ARIN’s programs and services and Internet number resource policy in the ARIN region. Special consideration will be given to individuals who are new to the organization and have never attended an ARIN meeting but present a compelling case for being a part of this virtual program.

What our Fellows have said…

“The expectations of the program were phenomenal and the Mentors did a great job leading and guiding us along before the ARIN 49 meeting."

-ARIN 49 Virtual Fellow

Application Criteria

Applicants are expected to meet the following criteria to be considered for an ARIN Fellowship:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Understand the importance of ARIN’s mission and have some familiarity with ARIN Services through their professional experience
  • Be subscribed to the ARIN Announce and ARIN Public Policy mailing lists
  • Present a compelling case for attending the Fellowship Program, including:
    • what they intend to accomplish or get out of attending,
    • how attending would help them in their work or study,
    • how they intend to apply/share their ARIN experience, and
    • how a mentorship experience would benefit their understanding and interest in IP numbering, Internet governance, and policy development.
  • Have the support and approval from current employer, if needed, prior to applying for and/or accepting an ARIN Fellowship
  • Sign and return the ARIN Fellowship Terms and Conditions within five business days of accepting a Fellowship
  • Submit a recent headshot
  • Commit to attending each of the four virtual sessions via Zoom and participating 100% which includes turning on cameras and microphones during discussions and participating in breakout room conversations with Mentors
  • Register and virtually attend the ARIN 50 Public Policy and Members Meeting (20-21 October 2022)
  • Complete a Fellowship Program evaluation after the conclusion of the program, which consists of a survey and one-page written summary (Fellows who do not complete the program evaluation will be ineligible to reapply for a future Fellowship)

Request a Personalized Letter for Your Employer

To request a personalized letter to send to your employer highlighting the benefits of applying to the ARIN Fellowship Program and attending an ARIN Public Policy and Members Meeting, please email fellowships@arin.net.

Dates and Agenda for Virtual Sessions

Session 1
Tuesday, 27 September - 2:00 PM ET
Introduction to ARIN and the Policy Development Process

Session 2
Tuesday, 5 October - 2:00 PM ET
Policies on the ARIN 50 docket; learning about ARIN programs and services

Session 3
Tuesday, 11 October - 2:00 PM ET
ARIN 50 Meeting Orientation

ARIN 50
20-21 October 2022

Session 4
Tuesday, 25 October - 2:00 PM ET
Introduction to Internet governance; how to stay connected to the ARIN community.

ARIN Fellowship Application Questions

Below are the questions asked on the ARIN 50 Fellowship Program application.

  1. Do you work for an ARIN customer or organization?

  2. What is your current job title and, if not identified in the previous question, employer? If you are a full-time student, please identify the school, area of concentration, and expected degree or diploma along with graduation date

  3. How did you hear about the ARIN Fellowship Program?

  4. Have you applied for an ARIN Fellowship before?

  5. The ARIN Fellowship Program is not a training program, but it is helpful to have basic knowledge or interest in these areas to participate fully in ARIN’s activities and policy development discussions. Please describe your familiarity with any or all of the points below, and how you have attained it:

    • Internet number resource policy development
    • IPv6 deployment
    • IPv4 matters, including the transfer market
    • Routing security
    • Internet Governance
  6. Are there ways in which you have regularly interacted with the ARIN community?

  7. In what ways do you hope that participating in this Fellowship Program will affect your professional trajectory?

  8. This program has a strong mentorship component with a seasoned member of the ARIN community. Explain what kinds of professional experience, or related qualities, you seek in a mentor.

  9. How do you hope the Fellowship Program will help you participate in the ARIN 50 Public Policy and Members Meeting as well as with ARIN in the future?

  10. Fellows are responsible for taking concrete steps to share or apply what they have learned about ARIN and its work in their organizations or broader communities. What steps do you initially propose? These may be refined with the Fellow’s Mentor and ARIN community following participation.

  11. Is there anything else the Fellowship Selection Committee should know about you?