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FULLY FUNDED TECH CONGRESS FELLOWSHIPS IN AMERICA (2024)

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Applications are now open for TechCongress January 2024 Fellowships(Fully-funded)

As new and emerging technologies continue to increase in importance, so has Congress’s need to address the new challenges posed by them. These new technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence and data privacy, have created an increased urgency for Congress to pass legislation that could define American politics for the 21st century.

 As one of the most advised bodies in the world, Congress has the ability to connect with various experts to make the most educated decisions about important legislation. Yet, Congress hosts about 3,500 staffers, with fewer than 20 of those being technologists. Although the effects of the COVID19 pandemic spurred the creation of the House Digital Services, there is still work to be done to help.

Every year, offices increasingly recognize the importance of technology expertise and the value our fellows bring to their offices. And every year, our program continues to grow. In 2023, we placed twenty-four technologists on Capitol Hill, technologists who were able to make an incredible impact.

And we are thrilled to build on this momentum and announce that applications are now open for TechCongress’ January 2024 Fellowships!

Between now and August 22, 2023, we’re looking for early and mid-career engineers, computer scientists, and other technologists who want to apply their skills to some of the biggest challenges facing our country and help shape technology policy. Even if you have not previously considered working in government, you’re not alone: some of our current fellows didn’t think civil service was their path, either.

We’re incredibly proud that our alumni have done groundbreaking work such as supporting Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary during its hearings with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman,  assisting the drafting and passage of the CHIPS and Science Act which supports the domestic production of semiconductors, or aiding in the efforts to draft and pass the Build Back Better Act into law. Our fellows have also served with some of the top leaders in Congress, including Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA).

Training our fellows on how Congress works is what we do best, and through our comprehensive orientation, we provide fellows with an in-depth look on how Congress functions as an institution, and how policy is made on the Hill. We provide fellows the tools they need to succeed from day one.

Throughout the next few months, we’ll be holding networking events and informational calls where you can ask us questions, meet the fellows, and learn more about the fellowship. You can check out a list of upcoming events on our Twitter and Linkedin.

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We are recruiting for 12 – 16 fellows for the January 2024 Fellowship — our largest class to date! We’re seeking 6 – 8 fellows to serve in Democratic offices and 6 – 8 to serve in Republican offices. For the January 2024 cohort, we are searching for both early- and mid-career technologists.

Since 2016, we’ve sent over 95 technologists to Congress. Fellows have made an incredible impact on both the institution and tech policy, including:

Congress needs people like you.

Eligibility Requirements

Who is eligible for the program?

Individuals with a background in technology and with technical skills are encouraged to apply. Fellows have diverse expertise and backgrounds. Our fellows to-date have had significant technical experience, including backgrounds in computer science, engineering and cybersecurity policy.What kind of education is required to be a fellow? What level of schooling do I need to be eligible for the early-career Fellowship?

Any bachelors, graduate-level or PhD-level program in computer science, engineering, data science, informatics, IT, cybersecurity, or other technical field as well as being a bootcamp graduate would make you well qualified. If you studied or worked in one of these fields, or worked in a technical field and are now pursuing a law or public policy degree, you are also eligible.

For the early-career fellowship (Congressional Innovation Fellowship), you should have between two and six years of experience post-undergrad, which includes individuals that have recently completed a graduate-level or PhD-level program. Recent graduates with Bachelor’s degrees with no work experience are not eligible.Do I need formal technical training, like a computer science or engineering degree, to apply for the program?

Not necessarily. Fellows come from diverse backgrounds. That said, all of our fellows have had professional experience working with the nuts and bolts of technology. An understanding of how technology works, and an ability to translate complex technical concepts is essential. Please have a look at our current fellows or alumni to get a better sense of the kinds of individuals we’re looking for.

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