Community Leaders for Internet Advocacy


– Aged between 18 and 29 in 2021 – Working on an existing Internet Advocacy issue in your community – Available to dedicate 5 hours per week for six weeks in April and May 2021 – Commitment to your Internet Advocacy project – Good access to internet (this is a web-based program)

Digital Grassroots has opened the call for the third cohort of the Community Leaders for Internet Advocacy. This cohort will build upon the work of Open Internet for Democracy Leaders by engaging in the principles of a democratic internet and adapting the Open Internet for Democracy Advocacy Playbook. The Community Leaders for Internet Advocacy will be young leaders from underrepresented communities who are using the internet for advocacy and democratic participation.

For the past two years, we have collaborated with community leaders across the globe to strengthen their work. Cohort 1 was focused on internet freedom, which we did in collaboration with the Internet Freedom Festival. Cohort 2 was done as part of the Mozilla Open Leaders X program in which we focused on Internet Health and even released our Community Leaders for Internet Health report with support from the Mozilla Internet Health Report team. We are just as eager in cohort 3 to be collaborating with the Open Internet for Democracy Initiative in strengthening the work of young internet advocates who are passionate about the open internet, democracy, and equality online. Our Founder and Chief Strategist is an Open Internet for Democracy Leader and the Open Internet for Democracy Initiative has generously offered their support for this program.



We are keen on welcoming young people from communities that are underrepresented in the Internet space. We want to amplify the work you’re already doing and connect you to new communities. Our program welcomes young people from all backgrounds with a diversity of experiences. If you fit the eligibility criteria, do apply before 14 March 2021.


Girls, young women and applicants working at the intersection of gender, youth, and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


The program runs from April to May 2021.


This is not paid program.