Deadline: 18th November 2022.
Reboot Student Fellowship Program 2023
As more technologists think seriously about the societal impact of their work, there remain few opportunities to bring theory into practice. Students are ushered into career fairs and internships with vague promises of “tech for good,” but are left alone to figure out what the hell that really means.
Reboot is excited to announce that applications are open for the Reboot Student Fellowship Program 2023: a program for students to explore tech, humanity, and power through a guided book club, writing workshop, and community mentorship.
The cohort will run from January 15 to March 12, 2023. We plan to accept 42 fellows reading and writing across different interest areas such as: media, race, education, globalization, finance, business, and labor.
what will you do?
The fellowship runs from January 15 to March 12, 2023. It is stipended and fully virtual.
Each week, you’ll spend around 1 hour in mentored peer groups, 1 hour in a fellowship-wide session, and 2-3 hours of external reading and writing:
- A book club among peers: Each peer group will receive a relevant book to read, discuss, and then meet the author for a private Q&A. Each peer group will focus on one book and theme. The books are as follows:
- tech x labor: Ghost Work by Mary Gray
- tech x finance: Cloud Money by Brett Scott
- tech x race: The Silicon Valley of Dreams by David Naguib Pellow and Lisa Sun-Hee Park
- tech x media: CAPS LOCK by Ruben Pater
- tech x education: Mindstorms by Seymour Papert
- tech x globalization: Blockchain Chicken Farm by Xiaowei Wang
- tech x business: User Friendly by Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant
- Writing and workshopping an artifact: In the second half of the fellowship, peer groups will research, write, and peer-edit an artifact of their choosing. In the past, fellows have written essays, but we’re expanding this to book reviews, interviews, essays, projects, zines, etc. Anything that feels substantive and hefty.
- Real-life applications: Previous fellowship-wide activities have included talks with experts in tech policy, journalism, and organizing, alongside writing workshops and mixers with other groups.
who’s this for?
If this sounds exciting, then apply here! It’ll take around 20-30 minutes, and applications are open until November 18, 2022 at 11:59pm PT.
Here’s who we’re looking for:
- You’re passionate about issues of technology, humanity, and power and relatively new to them: You’re eager to learn more and excited to connect theory and practice.
- You’re a young person: a college undergrad or between the ages of 18-22.
- You’re a lively and thoughtful discussion partner. You thrive in seminars and small groups. You ask lots of questions. You’re comfortable pushing back (politely) on others’ opinions and suggesting your own.
- You’re keen to read and write, regardless of past experience. You’re a self-motivated learner who actually does the readings. You’re eager to put pen to paper and revise your work with others.
- You’re excited to meet some incredible people: friends, mentors, and collaborators.
Applications are now open at http://bit.ly/reboot-fellowship2023 and close on November 18th.