ARIN Fellowship Program Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions apply to the ARIN 50 Fellowship Program.

1. Eligibility to Apply

Individuals who are 18 years of age or older, have a demonstrated interest in the American Registry for Internet Numbers, Ltd. (“ARIN”) community and its policy development process, and reside in the ARIN region are eligible to apply. Special consideration will be given to those new to their organization who have never attended an ARIN meeting before, and who present a compelling case for being a part of this virtual program. Applicants must understand the importance of ARIN’s mission and be familiar with ARIN services. Applicants should be subscribed to the ARIN Announce and ARIN Public Policy mailing lists and participate in all activities as outlined in the program description.

2. Program Description

The ARIN 50 Fellowship Program consists of four 90-minute sessions held weekly via Zoom and provides focused interaction to develop relationships between Fellows, Mentors, and ARIN staff. Fellows will learn about the ARIN Policy Development Process, policies on the docket for the upcoming Public Policy and Members Meeting, Internet Governance, and how to participate in the ARIN community.

3. Attendance

Fellows must participate in all four virtual sessions, the ARIN 50 Public Policy and Members Meeting (virtually) and a 1:1 Zoom call with an assigned mentor. Virtual Participation means being available on video and audio with functioning equipment accordingly.

Failure to attend any portion of the Fellowship Program may result in a Fellow being ineligible to reapply for a future Fellowship.

The ARIN 50 Fellowship Program schedule is:

  • Tuesday, 27 September - 2:00 PM ET
  • Tuesday, 4 October - 2:00 PM ET
  • Tuesday, 11 October - 2:00 PM ET (ARIN 50 Meeting Orientation)
  • ARIN 50 Public Policy Meeting (20-21 October)
  • Tuesday, 25 October - 2:00 PM ET

4. Standards of Behavior

All registrants agree to adhere to the ARIN Standards of Behavior, which can be found on the ARIN website at: https://www.arin.net/about/corporate/standards. Any attendee observed to be in violation may be asked to leave the virtual meeting.

5. Deferment

In the event a selected Fellow cannot attend the ARIN 50 Fellowship Program due to unforeseen and emergency circumstances, they may submit a written deferment request. ARIN will evaluate the request and may elect to resubmit the Fellowship application for consideration by the Fellowship Selection Committee for the next Fellowship Program. Fellows are only eligible to participate in two Fellowship Programs.

6. Mentor Program

Fellows agree to participate in the Mentor Program. Fellows will be assigned to a Mentor from the ARIN community and will participate in breakout room discussions each week and a scheduled 1:1 Zoom call with their Mentor during the course of the program.

7. Program Evaluation

Fellows are required to complete a post-meeting program evaluation, which consists of a survey and one-page written summary of their experience with the Fellowship Program. Fellows agree to fully complete and return the program evaluation within 8 business days of program completion. Fellows who do not complete the program evaluation will be ineligible to apply for a future Fellowship.

8. Publicity

ARIN requires a recent photo for use in various ARIN promotions. Fellows agree to have their name, affiliation, and general geographic location announced on the ARIN website and e-mail list announcements. A Fellow who does not consent to their photo being used for publicity purposes must notify ARIN in writing by sending an email to fellowships@arin.net no later than 16 September 2022.

Participation in the ARIN 50 Fellowship Program also constitutes an acknowledgement and agreement that ARIN and its duly authorized contractors may take a participant’s image or voice in photographs, video recordings, and electronic reproductions for later publication in ARIN materials as deemed necessary. ARIN may identify participants in such materials, participants have no right to any compensation for such uses, and such uses may be worldwide in any medium.

9. Expectations from Participation

The ARIN 50 Fellowship Program welcomes new voices and ideas into public policy discussions with the goal of promoting long-term participation from Fellows in ARIN activities. At the successful completion and conclusion of the Fellowship Program in accordance with the terms herein, Fellows may be encouraged to:

  • Participate in ARIN’s Leadership Development webinar series
  • Participate in ARIN policy discussions and creation
  • Participate in ARIN Mailing List discussions
  • Volunteer to serve on an ARIN Committee
  • Write a guest blog
  • Participate in ARIN Elections and potentially run for the ARIN Board of Trustees or Advisory Council
  • Attend future in-person or virtual ARIN Public Policy and Member Meetings
  • Present an overview of ARIN at a Fellow’s place of employment or at an affiliated organization or school
  • Promote ARIN’s Fellowship Program in their community

Failure to Comply with Terms and Conditions

Please note that if a Fellow fails to comply with any one of the above-mentioned Terms and Conditions of the Fellowship Program, ARIN reserves the right to determine the appropriate course of action, including but not limited to a Fellow being ineligible to participate in future Fellowships.