Internet Society Mid Career Fellowship 2024 for Mid Career Professionals – How to Apply

The Internet Society, a global charitable organization dedicated to harnessing the power of the Internet for good, proudly presents the 2024 Internet Society Mid Career Fellowship Program. This program offers mid-career professionals a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge, develop essential skills, and become champions of positive change in the Internet ecosystem.

Internet Society Mid Career Fellowship

The Internet Society Mid Career Fellowship is designed to equip leaders with the tools and insights necessary to navigate the complexities of our interconnected world. In an era characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA), effective leadership is essential for driving innovation and fostering inclusive growth.

Through a curriculum delivered by world-class educational institutions and experts, fellows will gain a deeper understanding of key internet issues, digital transformation strategies, and systems thinking methodologies.

Core Content Areas

The curriculum of the Mid Career Fellowship is structured around five core content areas, each designed to address key challenges and opportunities in the digital age:

  • Internet Critical Properties and Enablers
  • Digital Transformation and Key Internet Issues
  • Digital Futures and Strategic Foresight
  • Systems and Design Thinking
  • Leadership and Decision-making

Benefits of the Mid-Career Fellowship

As a Mid Career Fellow, participants will enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • Increased leadership skills and confidence in navigating uncertainty.
  • Exposure to multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approaches to digital transformation.
  • Practical tools and strategies for addressing a diverse range of challenges.
  • A certificate of completion from the Internet Society and its partners.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Mid Career Fellowship, candidates must meet the criteria below:

  • Have at least 10 years of relevant experience in the internet ecosystem.
  • Currently work in a position addressing digital challenges or facing digital disruption.
  • Possess reliable access to broadband internet and proficiency in English.
  • Commit to fully participating in the seven-month program, dedicating approximately six hours per week to coursework and activities.
  • Interested candidates can apply online through the official application form, with submissions closing on March 27, 2024. The selection process is confidential and conducted by a diverse selection committee, with an emphasis on achieving professional, geographical, and gender diversity among the chosen fellows.

How to Apply

For more information, visit Internet Society at

Key Dates

  • 6 March 2024: Application submissions open
  • 27 March 2024: Application submissions close
  • April – May 2024: Fellows selection
  • Early June 2024: Cohort kick-off
  • Mid-December 2024: Symposium

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long does the Mid Career Fellowship last?

The Mid Career Fellowship Program is scheduled to run for seven months (June to December).

Is there a fee to participate in the Fellowship?

No fee is required for participation as all costs are covered by the Internet Society. Fellows will only need to provide their own materials and technology devices.

How will the Mid Career Fellowship be held?

The Fellowship will held 100% virtual until further notice.

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