Young Leaders in Tech Policy Fellowship

Application Deadline : 31st May 2021

Technology Policy is often viewed as an area of contention only for certain sections of society, not to affect the common man at large. This is not accurate. Technology is determining the way we interact with one another, store and save our money, access services (private and governmental), and take important buying and spending decisions.

Eligibility

  • The YLT Fellowship welcomes applications from young professionals with an engineering degree in any field.
  • If you believe that you want to contribute to some of the greatest challenges facing digital India, this is the opportunity for you.
  • For now, this opportunity is only available for Indian nationals. International applicants interested in our work may consider the International Innovation Corps India/ US programs.

Why this Fellowship?

INTERSECTION OF TECH AND POLICY – The YLT fellows work in research areas that are defining the future of digital India. Their critical work lies in community-led technology development, public finance, governance of automated decision-making systems, and deployment of Facial Recognition Technology (FRTs)! As a YLT fellow, you do not just work for the most prominent organisations in the space, but get to spearhead research and initiatives with their leadership.

ACCESS – Each fellow benefits from the access afforded by the IIC, their hosts, and our funding partners. Additionally, YLT curates training and conversations with thought leaders from academia, research, and industry to discuss critical technology challenges and developments several times a month. This global exposure enables a fellow to develop their own perspective and unique thinking on issues beyond the tenets of their daily work.

MENTORSHIP – A key pillar of the YLT fellowship is providing personalised mentorship and support to the fellows through the leadership at IIC, host organisations, and funders. Through monthly check-ins, quarterly feedbacks and calls, each fellows personal journey is charted out to enable them to scale a steep learning curve at YLT.

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