Mozilla Fellows


This section will dig more into current program implemenatations across the organization, starting with a high level look at each of the program's structures. The individual program subsections will explore this in more detail.

News, Science, Advocacy share the following model:

Current Model:

  • Duration: 10 months, full time (note: for Science, fellows may maintain 20% of their research)
  • Stipend: $60K stipend + benefits
  • Additional Support: Supplements for health, childcare allotment, professional development, technology and Fellowship-related travel. ** Note: News and Advocacy provide additional benefits such as visa support, relocation, housing stipend.
  • Onboarding event; fellows engagement at the Mozilla Festival
  • Mix of workweeks, hackathons and community events (including the Mozilla Festival) and trainings.
  • Fellows work within non-Mozilla organizations (e.g., newsrooms, research institutions, civic organizations)
  • Deliverables: curricula, code, learning resources, community engagement / event participation.

MDN is employing a different approach, consisting of:

  • 5-7 week training program
  • Part-time (~5-10 hours per week)
  • Unpaid
  • Onboarding event
  • Fellows work with Mozilla in the offices over the course of their Fellowship
  • Focus on training, mentoring and coaching around web and mobile development.
  • Project focus set by Mozilla: TestTheWebForward, Service Workers, WebGL, Web App Performance, Curriculum Development
  • Deliverables: curricula, code, learning resources