The LebNet Fellowship program successfully graduated its first cohort of 25 fellows in 2023 of. Watch this 1-minute video to hear what the fellows had to say about the program.
LebNet Tech Fellows at the hybrid graduation ceremony at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon in May 2023.
About the Program
The LebNet Tech Fellows program is a 6-month fellowship program that equips the next generation of Lebanese technologists with the skills needed to successfully explore and transition into careers and higher studies in technology post-university. The program cultivates a tight-knit cohort of fellows and offers immersive skill-development workshops, panels and networking opportunities with Lebanese tech experts in North America, site visits to technology hubs, dedicated mentorship, and accelerated pipelines to internships and scholarships. The program will welcome up to 100 fellows to its 2024 cohort.
The program is open to applicants who:
Students from all backgrounds are welcome to apply. First-generation, low income, and female students are encouraged to apply.
Please submit the application form by the deadline on November 30, 2023 at 11:59 pm Beirut time. The application material consists of short essay questions and copies of your resume and unofficial university transcript. Please limit your resume to one page. We encourage you to be authentic and reflect on personal experiences that have guided you to applying to the LebNet Fellows program in your application material. We want to get to know you!
The required program sessions will be held virtually via Zoom, so that students from all regions in Lebanon can join conveniently. There will be optional, in-person components as well, such as site visits and community gatherings. The program sessions will be held twice a month, from January to June 2024 on every other Saturday at 6 pm Beirut time, to accommodate for program leaders and guest speakers joining from North America. Each session lasts for 1.25 hours.
The program offerings range from crash courses on skills, career paths, and panels to Ask-Me-Anything sessions. This year, the program is built upon four pillars:
Fellows get the chance to network with leading Lebanese tech experts in North America, gain new skills, apply for internships and scholarships via accelerated LebNet pipelines, receive a fellowship certificate of completion, build connections with fellows for life, and join the LebNet Fellows alumni group.