COM launches Google Policy Fellowship

The Department of Media and Communication, in collaboration with the Center for Communication Research, announces the launch of the Google Policy Fellowship in Hong Kong.?

Offered for the first time in Asia Pacific, the Google Policy Fellowship offers successful applicants the opportunity to advance research and debate on freedom of expression issues for a minimum of 10? weeks from June – August 2011.?Applicants will be selected in Australia, India and Hong Kong.? The City University of Hong Kong will host the Hong Kong Fellow, and is?accepting applications for the position before March 7, 2011.

Google is providing a $7,500 USD stipend to the Hong Kong Fellow, who will be selected by March 28, 2011.?The Fellow will take residence in the landmark Creative Media Centre building with state-of-the-art facilities. The Fellow will be assigned a lead mentor, but will have the opportunity to work with several faculty members over the course of the summer.

“This fellowship not only marks a significant step further toward our collaboration with the industry but also celebrates the respect our colleagues have commanded from Google,” said Professor Lee Chin-Chuan, Head of COM.? The fellowship coordinator is Dr. Lokman Tsui, who has been working with Google on policy areas.

Dr. Tsui invites the applications from?students who are passionate about technology and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into Internet policy. University students from all majors and degree programs who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:?

* Demonstrated or stated commitment to Internet and technology policy?
* Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise?
* First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills?
* Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment