The Newest Fellows Join a Growing Global Community of Early-Career Professionals in Internet Law & Policy
Washington, D.C. — Today, The Internet Law & Policy Foundry (The Foundry), a professional development organization composed of early-career professionals working across law, technology and policy, announced its newest class of 91 Fellows, hailing from leading Internet companies, professional services firms and major nonprofits.
Launched by the Internet Education Foundation (IEF), the Foundry fills a career development gap in Internet law and policy, especially as the field tackles critical issues facing society, including content moderation, cybersecurity, Internet access and privacy. This year’s Fellowship class represents the next generation of leaders in Internet law and policy, as they gain experience and showcase their skills while running the Foundry.
“We’re proud that the 2022 Class is the Foundry’s most selective and diverse cohort yet, with Fellows ranging in demographics, geography, ideology and skill sets,” said Tim Lordan, Executive Director at the Internet Education Foundation. “We look forward to seeing the Fellows bring their unique set of experiences to their events and content creation for the technology, law and public policy communities.”
Fellows will aim to foster a community of diverse voices that explore issues in the equitable development and governance of technology and the Internet through writing, network building and constructive debates. Fellows were selected through a competitive process and will hold their positions for two years.
While the Foundry is based in North America, the 2022 Fellows are a geographically diverse group found in: Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.
ABOUT THE INTERNET LAW & POLICY FOUNDRY
The Internet Law & Policy Foundry is a collaborative collection of early-career Internet law and policy professionals passionate about technology and disruptive innovation. The Foundry offers members a platform for professional development, constructive debate, and network-building within a cohort of skilled Internet law and policy professionals.
As advocacy spending in technology policy grows and Internet companies become more sophisticated in dealing with legal and public policy issues, the Foundry was created to address the growing demand by early and mid-level law and policy professionals for opportunities to master a range of Internet policy issues and apply their knowledge. The Foundry has created a space where early professionals from a variety of disciplines and perspectives can develop their expertise and identify stimulating opportunities in the technology law and policy field.