Preparing a new generation to succeed as Internet technology, policy, and business leaders is a key objective for the Internet Society. To be successful, the next generation of Internet leaders will require a wide range of skills in a variety of disciplines as well as the ability and experience to work with people at all levels of society.

Next Generation Leaders Programme

The Next Generation Leaders is a training and professional development programme that prepares the world’s next generation of leaders to address challenges in Internet technology, business, policy, and education. To apply to the programme you must be between the ages of 20 and 40 years old. We take a well rounded approach with a blend of interactive, online, and participatory course work designed to help develop professional leadership potential.

The NGL programme expands on participants existing knowledge and advances their leadership skills within a supportive environment. Key support for the NGL programme comes from our organizational members and other partners, including NIC México, NBCUniversal, Verisign, Microsoft, Google, and Afilias.

eLearning: Shaping the Internet: History and Futures

Shaping the Internet is a moderated eLearning programme administered over the course of six months. It gives 20-25 participants from diverse professional backgrounds the unique opportunity to share their expertise with colleagues while acquiring knowledge in areas outside of their specialties.

Ambassadorship to the Internet Governance Forum

The Ambassador programme involves members in the Internet Society’s global engagement activities while providing valuable expertise and know-how to IGF meetings.

Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force

Each year the Internet Society awards a number of technologists from developing countries the opportunity to attend IETF, the world’s premier Internet standards setting organisation.

Fellowship to the OECD Technology Foresight Forum

The Technology Foresight Forum is an annual event organized by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to help identify how technical developments create opportunities for and pose challenges to the Internet Economy.