Just wanted to let all of you out there in internet-land that FMC is once again seeking a Google Policy Fellow for Summer 2010. Meaning, it could be you who joins us for a wonk-filled season in DC!
FMC's prime directive (sounds kinda Star Trek) is advocating for musicians and informing policymakers about the issues that impact artists. We work to ensure that musicians have access to platforms like radio and the internet, enjoy their right to speech, and can benefit from improved structures for compensation. We also keep a close eye on new business models and the tools that musicians are using in the digital age.
We were positively thrilled with last summer's Google Policy Fellow, and we're happy to be a part of this year's program. Interested in applying? Below are more details from the Google Public Policy Blog. Good luck, and maybe we'll see you this summer!
Internet policy wonks are different. When the weather gets colder and most people think about planning their July beach vacation, we think about what's going to be on July's docket at the FCC, or what tech legislation will be moving through Congress. Good news is, we're not the only ones.
Every year Google helps place aspiring Internet policy thought leaders with organizations that are leading the debate on big ideas like spreading broadband access, protecting free speech, closing the digital divide, and keeping users safe online.
If you're in college or grad school and you're like us, you won't want to miss the chance to become a summer 2010 Google Policy Fellow.
Fellows spend ten weeks working on policy issues critical to the future of the Internet and its users at one of our outstanding host organizations, including: American Library Association, Cato Institute, Center for Democracy and Technology, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Internet Education Foundation, Media Access Project, New America Foundation, Public Knowledge, Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, The Citizen Lab, Creative Commons, Future of Music Coalition, Progress and Freedom Foundation, Technology Policy Institute. We're also thrilled to welcome for 2010: The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and National Hispanic Media Coalition.
We can't wait to hear from you, so get going on your application, which is due Monday, December 28.