NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network) is offering a year-long fellowship provides nonprofit professionals with the knowledge and training they need to bring digital equity to their communities.
What is the Digital Inclusion Fellowship?
The Digital Inclusion Fellowship aims to increase community digital literacy and broadband adoption by building capacity in local nonprofits. The Fellowship recruits local nonprofit staff and supports them in developing digital inclusion programs that meet the digital access needs of their communities. It is a year-long, cohort-based program; Fellows work closely with NTEN staff, other Fellows, and a national network of experts to inform the design and management of their program.
Who can apply?
Staff of nonprofits and social service agencies in sponsored cities can apply. Ideally, applicants will be positioned within their organization such that they have the time, flexibility, and leadership to develop or expand a program. We expect that the Fellow will be directly engaged with managing the program on a day-to-day basis. Click here to review the full application instructions on the NTEN website.
What can Fellows expect?
Fellows will develop and launch a digital literacy program during the one-year professional development program. All Fellows will develop a project plan, with input and guidance from NTEN staff, that includes goals, data tracking, and reporting plans. To support this work, Fellows will receive:
- A project grant of $5,000.
- Comprehensive support, including orientation and monthly training, focused on program design and project management skills.
- An opportunity to earn the Digital Equity Professional Certificate.
- Collaboration and support from peers via cohort calls and online community.
- Support in designing and launching a new or expanded digital literacy program.
- Mentorship through check-ins with NTEN staff and connection with former fellows.
- Opportunities to travel, speak at, and attend conferences.
- Connection with a national network of digital inclusion experts.
- Most importantly, the fellowship guides you in supporting your community with access to technology and digital literacy skills.
Learn more & apply!
Click here to learn more about this opportunity. Applications are open. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. The early application deadline is August 11th. Applicants will be notified on September 5th. An in-person orientation will be held in Portland, Oregon from September 26th to 29th. Contact Maria Lara at [email protected] for more information.