About the Fellowship

The Digital Inclusion Fellowship supports professionals working in nonprofit organizations who have deep connections to communities most impacted by the digital divide and want to launch or expand digital literacy programs.

As the program manager, NTEN supports fellows and their organizations by providing:

  • Training in best practices in digital inclusion, digital literacy, adult education, curriculum development, and program management.
  • Evaluation tools to assess a program’s progress.
  • Opportunities to present at conferences and publish articles about the program.
  • Coaching to support fellows throughout the yearlong fellowship.
  • Resources and guides, including toolkits, connections to experts in the field, and curricula.
  • Visibility on a national scale as digital inclusion trailblazers.

The fellowship builds the capacity of nonprofits to deploy digital literacy programs that are responsive to community needs and in line with an organization’s strategic vision and mission. This model allows fellows to leverage existing organizational resources, contacts, partners, and community trust to position sustainable digital literacy initiatives. With NTEN’s support, fellows can pilot and implement programs quickly without needing to reinvent the wheel.

Fellows are encouraged to create train-the-trainer programs and work with partners to expand programs efficiently through shared resources and further integrations. Through this program, NTEN connects local leaders with national networks and expertise to drive high-quality, localized digital literacy programs that meet their community members’ needs and life goals.

To learn more, watch this Q&A call from May 20, 2021, discussing the benefits of the fellowship and how to apply.