April 20, 2016

Announcing the 22 Digital Inclusion Fellowship City Hosts and Call for Fellow Applications

The Digital Inclusion Fellowship is expanding and applications are now open for 22 Fellowship positions!

Last year, we announced the first ever Digital Inclusion Fellowship (DIF), in partnership with Google Fiber. In an effort to increase digital literacy and broadband adoption in digitally divided communities, we placed 16 Fellows with locally-based organizations in eight cities across the country.

Applications for City Hosts in the second cohort of the Fellowship opened in February, calling for local organizations who would like to host a Fellow for a year with a focus on four core mission areas: adult literacy, digital inclusion, libraries, and public or affordable housing. Fellows in these organizations will have unique projects that reflect the missions, programs, and communities of each organization, but will share a common set of desired outcomes for adult digital literacy. As a network, both the City Hosts and Fellows will receive support, program guidance, training, and access to leading practitioners as they develop and implement critical programming locally.

Today, we are thrilled to announce, with the continued support of Google Fiber as well as new support from Capital One, we will have 22 Fellows in the next cohort of the Fellowship program starting this July. We have selected 22 incredible organizations in 11 different cities who will work with Fellows this year to launch and expand adult digital literacy programs.

Applications are now open and interviews may be scheduled on a rolling basis during the application period. Fellow selection may happen before applications close, so we encourage you to apply today! Fellow applications will close on May 13.

Learn more about the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, the available Fellow positions, and how to apply in the Community Call on Apr 28.

Atlanta, GA

Austin, TX

Charlotte, NC

Kansas City, KC / MO

Nashville, TN

  • Martha O’Bryan Center – (4/26/16 – Closed)
  • Nashville Public Library – (5/5/16 – Closed)

Portland, OR

Provo, UT

Raleigh / Durham, NC

Salt Lake City, UT

San Antonio, TX

San Francisco, CA

UPDATE: The application deadline for Digital Inclusion Fellowship applications has passed. You can learn how to get involved with the DIF program in other ways on our Get Involved page.

Amy Sample Ward
Driven by a belief that the nonprofit technology community can be a movement-based force for positive change, Amy is NTEN’s CEO and former membership director. Her prior experience in direct service, policy, philanthropy, and capacity-building organizations has also fueled her aspirations to create meaningful, inclusive, and compassionate community engagement and educational opportunities for all organizations. Amy inspires the NTEN team and partners around the world to believe in community-generated change. She believes technology can help nonprofits reach their missions more effectively, efficiently, and inclusively, and she’s interested in everything from digital equity to social innovation.