OPPORTUNITY: Join the Wikimedia Foundation as an Open Web Fellow

The Wikimedia Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018–19 Open Web Fellowship program. From the announcement:

The Open Web Fellowship program seeks to increase public awareness and understanding of internet policy issues, support and enable career paths in the internet policy and advocacy sectors, and celebrate and nurture a vibrant network of internet advocacy organization…

We are looking for an Open Web Fellow who has a strong interest in public policy and a background in data analysis, security research, technical issue analysis, or similar relevant expertise. The Open Web Fellow will have an opportunity to work with a wealth of data about Wikipedia’s usage and content. Candidates with a strong interest in data science and open internet will work on projects to answer questions about censorship, access to Wikipedia from countries whose governments seek to limit internet openness, and the various effects of different types of legislation on Wikipedia.

The fellow’s work will support our advocacy through data-driven answers to questions of public policy and appropriate responses to instances of censorship around the world. We’re looking for a smart and motivated Open Web Fellow to work with our Policy Team and others at the Wikimedia Foundation to ensure the future is bright for free knowledge around the world.

Applications will close April 20, 2018.

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This post was produced through a cooperation among Erica Hayes, Matt Huculak, Colette Hayes, and Amber D'Ambrosio (Editors-at-large for the week), Sarah Melton (Editor for the week), and Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara, Roxanne Shirazi, and Patrick Williams (dh+lib Review Editors).