Today, Public Knowledge announces that it will host a Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow. This unique fellowship gives emerging technology talent the chance to join their technical skills with policy work that protects the openness of the Internet, promoting access and innovation for future generations.
The following can be attributed to Gene Kimmelman, President and CEO of Public Knowledge:
“Public Knowledge is extremely pleased to be selected to host a Mozilla Open Web Fellow, who will bring tech savvy to Washington public interest advocacy work. The fellow will help our community focus on promoting human rights principles for an open, nondiscriminatory and affordable Internet for people around the world.
“Understanding the architecture of the Internet is critical to our policy advocacy. Hosting an Open Web Fellow with a technical background helps us better use technology to promote policy goals, build coalitions and advocate for the public in areas like net neutrality, cell phone unlocking and a global open Internet. We’re excited to be a part of this.”
Public Knowledge encourages emerging leaders who have a passion for influencing and informing the public policies that impact the Internet to apply for this paid opportunity by December 31, 2014. The fellowships begin February 2015 and last 10 months.
Members of the media may contact Communications Director Shiva Stella with inquiries, interview requests, or to join the Public Knowledge press list at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-249-9435.