2022 Mozilla Senior Fellowships in Tech Policy

By Mozilla 

Mozilla is excited to open applications for our 2022 Senior Fellowships in Tech Policy.

The fellowship is an opportunity for experts who are advancing a policy ecosystem that supports and promotes trustworthy AI. Applicants might be exploring policy or regulatory approaches for advancing systemic AI transparency; working to reform the digital advertising industry; countering election disinformation; and more.

These Tech Policy Fellows will help “fuel the movement for trustworthy AI” through independent projects that are interdisciplinary, intersectional, and provide innovative policy and regulatory solutions.

This is a fully remote fellowship, but applicants should also have expertise in – and a focus on – one of the following geographies: Africa, Brazil, the European Union, and the United States.

These fellows will join an already formidable group of Senior Fellows working on trustworthy AI, who began their fellowship in March 2022. This new cohort will increase opportunities for experience sharing and collaboration in the AI and data policy fields.

Fellows will also have an opportunity to interact and partner with Mozilla staff, programs, and community partners on existing projects.

2022 Mozilla Senior Fellowships in Tech Policy

Mozilla is recruiting Senior Fellows to work with us to advance a policy ecosystem that supports and promotes trustworthy AI! 

We are currently recruiting Senior Fellows with expertise in – and a focus on – one of the following geographies: Africa, Brazil, the European Union, and the United States. This is a fully remote fellowship that will give you the opportunity to align work you’re already doing while embedding with Mozilla to contribute to our strategic policy efforts. 

This is a unique fellowship opportunity designed to 1) provide you with the opportunity and resources that will help  you  build and amplify your current work in the areas highlighted above; and 2) embed you within Mozilla by making you a part of its diverse program teams, networks and community, so that you can contribute to and benefit from the organization’s current initiatives. 

  • Remote Africa, Brazil, European Union, United States
  • All applications must be in English.
  • Mozilla understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are crucial to and enrich our core mission. We encourage applications from everyone, including members of all equity-seeking communities, such as (but certainly not limited to) women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions.
  • We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
  • We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in this application or interview process, to perform essential functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges. Please contact us to request accommodation at [email protected]
  • Additionally, we require all participants in Mozilla’s Fellowships and Awards programs to agree and adhere to our community participation guidelines.
  • Senior Fellows are eligible to receive Mozilla employee benefits such as private medical insurance, access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), professional development, wellness budget, and paid time off (PTO).  Benefits are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Mozilla Foundation, and are pro-rated for fellows with a part-time status. Details about benefits specific to your location can be discussed in the interview process if your application is successful.
  • Fellows also receive a project/travel budget supplement of up to $20,000 USD to offset expenses in connection with the pursuit of their independent project. The amount of the project/travel budget must be agreed with your Program Officer, and is intended to be used for project work that is for public benefit and not for the primary benefit of Mozilla.We are happy to answer individual questions about the fellowship stipend and benefits during the interview process.
  • A fellowship may be proposed for a duration of 1- 2 years. The timeline proposed for the fellowship should be consistent with the proposed timeline for your fellowship project. 
  • Part-time and full-time fellowship commitments are invited, especially where a part-time arrangement gives you an opportunity to serve without stepping away from current ongoing professional or personal commitments. Part-time could be 50% time or 75% time. Compensation and benefits are adjusted for part-time fellowships.There is some flexibility in the timing of the start-date for the fellowship, but we are planning for the cohort to kick off in October.
  1. Your application and proposed project should demonstrate:

    Experience + Impact

    – a deep understanding of and commitment to public interest technology 

    – deep experience working at the intersection of tech policy and other movement areas  (e.g. community justice, racial justice, climate justice, human rights, economic justice, or other social justice movements)

    – demonstrated contributions to policy debates related to the focus of your fellowship application

    – a tightly defined independent project proposal that shows a deep understanding of what it means to inspire change at a systemic level

  2. Collaboration + Communication

    – strong reach in your communities, and a network of partners and collaborators 

    – experience working in interdisciplinary, collective, and/or intersectional ways to make progress toward a shared goal

    – the ability to work on diverse and geographically distributed teams and across cultures

    – the ability to communicate complex issues to a broad audience

    – experience in public speaking and presenting your work in conference settings

    – ability to pair subject matter expertise and research with execution in order to launch programs and related work products


  3. Leadership + Initiative

    – a facilitative leadership style and demonstrated skills in community building

    – an intersectional approach that recognises different identities and realities, acknowledges the way those are interconnected, and the ways in which power impacts those interactions, or power relates to those interconnections

    – the ability to work in a self-directed manner to achieve agreed goals and outcomes

    – experience working virtually with a high level of autonomy

  4. Commitment to Open

    – knowledge and examples of open documentation and collaborative approach to research/project build

    – a demonstrated commitment to policy and regulatory approaches that advance the open web

  5. Applications will be evaluated based on the selection criteria included in the job description, geographic considerations, and alignment with Mozilla’s strategic policy priorities. 

  6. Ready for this? APPLY FOR THIS JOB.


To learn more about the fellowship’s vision, focus, experience, and benefits — and to apply — click here. Mozilla looks forward to receiving your application.

Deadline for applications: July 5, 2022

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