Apply for a Westin Fellowship

Applicants from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Previous research, coursework or experience in privacy law, information technology, sociology, marketing or business may be useful. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or be authorized to work in the U.S.

The next application period opens January 1, 2015 and closes on February 28, 2015. Interviews will occur for some applicants in March, with final decisions expected by the end of March. Fellowship terms generally run from September through August of each year.

Applicant Requirements

  • A strong academic record and completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year program are minimum requirements; a graduate degree is preferred.
  • Fellows are required to be physically located at the IAPP’s office in New Hampshire during the term of their fellowship. They will receive a work space, computer and standard office equipment.
  • Successful applicants will have a strong academic background in a relevant field(s), proven communication skills and a passionate interest in privacy issues. They must be interested in pursuing a long-term career path in the field of privacy.

Compensation is approximately $40,000 per year (depending on credentials) plus a generous employee benefits package.

For more information, please contact Omer Tene, Vice President of Research and Education, at