Fellowship Program

SFLC.in’s Fellowship program aims to provide a platform for India’s top technology and policy thinkers to bridge the knowledge gap among different stakeholders in the technology ecosystem, particularly at this juncture when technology is causing significant changes to our lives. We are looking for technology-savvy individuals keen to produce high-quality legal/ policy research and recommendations regarding the latest issues within the technology ecosystem. Our fellows should have a deep commitment to solving several public policy challenges at the forefront of national and global conversations.

As a Fellow, you will:

  • Contribute to the monthly publications on the SFLC.in website;
  • Research and draft articles, opinion pieces, and other miscellaneous literature on issues such as privacy, data protection, free speech and net neutrality and others;
  • Analyze laws and policies in the areas of technology law, human rights law, and IPR laws to develop well-informed organizational viewpoints;
  • Draft court submissions and petitions, replies applications and legal notices and other miscellaneous documents;
  • Conduct research and case studies on laws pertaining to Information Technology, Data Privacy and Intellectual Property Rights.

Who should apply:

We welcome applications from a law/policy graduate with at least 1 year of experience at our office in New Delhi. We seek candidates with excellent academic credentials, research skills, openness to new ideas, and a commitment to contribute to the organizational mission. Candidates fluent in both English and Hindi would be preferred.

Other Benefits:

  • Monthly stipend;
  • Opportunity to participate in SFLC.in’s events, training sessions, interactions, and projects;
  • Association with SFLC.in beyond the term of formal affiliation;
  • Opportunity to apply for counsel position after completion of the term fellowship.
  • Exposure to litigation in Information Technology, Data Privacy, and Intellectual Property Rights laws.

Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. (Indian Standard Time). Late applications will not be considered.

Application Process:

Step I: Interested candidates should submit the following documents to APPLY@SFLC.in with the subject line- Application for Fellowship Program

  1. A resume or CV, along with two writing samples.
  2. A statement of interest describing the following:
    • Your interest in joining the Fellowship program.
    • Your interest in the tech-policy laws and policies.

Step II: We will invite the shortlisted candidates for an interview with the SFLC.in appointed Selection Committee.

About SFLC.in

SFLC.in is the first Indian legal services organization that works exclusively on technology, law, and policy. As a not-for-profit organization engaged in empowering Indian citizens about their digital freedom and rights, it operates as a collective, bringing together different stakeholders to a common platform to further the cause of digital rights. SFLC.in promotes innovation and open access to knowledge by helping policymakers make informed and just decisions regarding the use and adoption of technology. As of January 2024, SFLC.in is the only Indian organization to be inducted as a member of the IFEX, a global network to defend the right to freedom of expression and information.

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