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Digital Rights and Inclusion Learning Lab Fellowship Program 2020

Digital Rights and Inclusion Learning Lab Fellowship Program 2020

Partially Funded
Country: Nigeria
City: Lagos
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Application is now open for Digital Rights and Inclusion Learning Lab Fellowship Program 2020 (DRILL). Paradigm Initiative is opening calls for a pioneer fellow of the Digital Rights and Inclusion Learning Lab to work at the Paradigm Initiative headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, from February 2020 for a 3- or 6-months period.

The fellowship is for a period of three months at a time but is renewable for another three months on completion. Depending on activities and joint review between the Fellow and PIN.

DRILL will offer a space for big thinking, evaluation of digital rights and digital inclusion programs, and future-proofing ecosystem activities. DRILL will host innovators, researchers and/or entrepreneurs-in-residence at the PIN HQ so they can host biweekly ecosystem/sector meetings (to share insight/ideas), biweekly presentations (to share outcomes of their research and/work) and work with the Executive Director to record a monthly DRILL podcast on topical issues.

What will DRILL Fellows do?

Applicants will briefly discuss their intended focus for the fellowship period during the application process. Paradigm Initiative will expect to receive a two-page project plan from shortlisted candidates. For the successful candidate, this would be discussed and agreed on with the PIN leadership team, no later than two weeks after the fellowship start date. The successful fellow will commit a minimum of 16 hours per week to the fellowship, working from the PIN HQ in Lagos.

  • The fellows need to host biweekly ecosystem/sector meetings at the PIN HQ (to share insight/ideas)
  • biweekly presentations (to share outcomes of their research and/work) and a monthly DRILL podcast to be recorded with the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative
  • The Fellow will host a side session on a topical and relevant digital rights and/or inclusion theme, in the specific area of their interest, at the annual Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum
  • The last month of the fellowship will feature a final meeting, a final presentation and the final podcast from the selected fellow. There will be an exit interview and opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved in the 3- to 6-month period with PIN’s leadership team

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to young Nigerians
  • Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as technology or social innovators, researchers, policy experts, and/or entrepreneurs.

How to apply for Digital Rights and Inclusion Learning Lab Fellowship Program?

All applicants apply by submitting the online application form through the official website. In order to apply for DRILL Fellowship, applicants need to submit:

  • their resume (not more than 3 pages)
  • their cover letter detailing your interest in the DRILL fellowship (not more than 500 words)
  • similarly, a brief indication of the tentative focus of your fellowship (not more than 500 words)


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline20 December,2019
Open toNigerians
OrganizerParadigm Initiative
Contact the organizerhello(@)paradigmhq.org



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