Democracy has always required the free flow of ideas. In the modern age, this means a free, open internet where all citizens can freely voice their opinions, share, and debate.
The Open Internet for Democracy Leaders Program – a collaboration between the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) – is a nine-month (September – May) non-residential leadership program that empowers emerging leaders from across the globe to build their advocacy and organizing skills to protect internet freedom.
Application Deadline: June 23rd 2021 – click here to apply
Demonstrated interest or experience working on open internet issues, with preference given to those focused on media, economic inclusion/digital economy/entrepreneurship or civic/political participation
Experience in one or more of the following areas: policy, activism, research, or technical expertise
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision in collaboration with colleagues across different time zones
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
Strong social media skills
Ability to travel to one international conference (location TBD; costs covered; In-person participation in such events is contingent on health considerations related to the COVID-19 pandemic)
Access to reliable internet connection that will enable participation in video or virtual workshops or conferences.
Applicants must live and work in an OECD-DAC eligible country.
The selected applicants will be a part of a larger international network where they can learn from peers and share their work. Open Internet Leaders will receive an honorarium of $1000 USD for completing their required activities, as well as travel and per diem