[ALAC] Fwd: ICANN News Alert -- Call for SOs/ACs to Nominate Fellowship Program Mentors and Selection Committee Members

Maureen Hilyard maureen.hilyard at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 20:13:19 UTC 2020

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*Call for SOs/ACs to Nominate Fellowship Program Mentors and Selection
Committee Members <https://newsalerts.icann.org/wR8EN0dCP0000g230022o0f>*

16 November 2020

LOS ANGELES – 16 November 2020 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned
Names and Numbers (ICANN) invites its Supporting Organizations (SOs) and
Advisory Committees (ACs) to nominate volunteers to serve as mentors in its
Fellowship Program and to serve on the Fellowship Program Selection
Committee. There will be a total of seven mentors and seven Selection
Committee members, and each group is welcome to nominate one individual for
each role.

Interested SOs/ACs should select their respective Fellowship Program mentor
and Selection Committee representative by 31 January 2021 and notify
fellowshipconsultation at icann.org
<https://newsalerts.icann.org/U24g00E0PR0Cdf022N000p8>. Individual
self-nominations will not be considered.

   - *Mentors*:
      - Mentors generally must plan on a time commitment of approximately
      30-40 hours before, during, and immediately after each ICANN Public
      Meeting. This includes extensive pre-meeting preparation, on-site support
      for their assigned fellows, and post-meeting reporting.
      - Each mentor will serve a term that includes three consecutive ICANN
      Public Meetings, beginning with ICANN72.
      - Mentors are expected to follow Fellowship Program guidelines
      <https://newsalerts.icann.org/j25R022PC00080gNEdq0f00> to help ensure
      consistency in capacity development opportunities for fellows and to help
      fellows actively participate in ICANN's work.
      - Mentors will receive travel funding support (if applicable).
   - *Selection Committee*:
      - Members should plan on a time commitment of approximately 30-40
      hours over four to five weeks for each Public Meeting.
      - Selection Committee members will typically serve for two years,
      which encompasses six Public Meetings.
      - Work for this role will begin in April 2021 to select fellows for

For more information on the guidelines and expectations, please go here
<https://newsalerts.icann.org/c00022gC0PNR02dE608rf00> for additional
details on the Mentorship program and here
<https://newsalerts.icann.org/j27R022PC00080gNEds0f00> for additional
details on the Selection Committee.

Mentors cannot serve on the Selection Committee while serving their terms
as mentors.
About ICANN:

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global
Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an
address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That
address must be unique, so computers know where to find each other. ICANN
helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world.
ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation
with a community of participants from all over the world.

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