Digital Inclusion Fellowship
For many reasons, access to the Internet is important to people here in the Triangle. It helps students complete their homework, allows families to find the right health clinic and connects seniors with their loved ones. Still, many people don’t have access to the web. Studies have shown that oftentimes people aren’t online because they don’t have the skills to use a computer or they don’t understand how the Internet can help in their daily lives.
For these reasons we’re thrilled to announce our part in the first-ever Digital Inclusion Fellowship in partnership with Google Fiber. Starting today, we’re calling for applications to become a fellow at Kramden. Our fellow will work with other partners in the region to make sure that everybody can cross the Digital Divide: by getting computers, getting trained and getting connected. We’ll host a fellow for one year, who will be a full-time employee of Kramden Institute, receiving salaries and benefits funded by Google Fiber. We hope our fellow’s work will strengthen our organization’s digital literacy and broadband adoption efforts from the inside out.
Google Fiber is collaborating with the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) to bring this fellowship to the Triangle and to seven other Google Fiber cities across the country. NTEN, who is facilitating the fellowship, will make sure our fellow is trained to become a digital inclusion expert and sharing what he/she is learning with 15 other fellows across the country.
At Kramden, we’re looking forward to partnering with the Triangle Literacy Council, who will also host a fellow over the next year. Together we aim to make the Triangle a national leader working to bring more people online.
Now Accepting Applications
Are you passionate about helping underserved communities in the Triangle area? Do you believe access to the internet is important to the daily lives of our residents? Do you want to be part of a national community of digital inclusion advocates? If so, apply to be our fellow at www.nten.org/community/dif.