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Presidential Innovations Fellowship

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

The Presidential Innovation Fellowship is a 12-month program, during which a Fellow will work on innovation projects across federal agencies. We accept applications twice a year, once in the Spring, and once in the Fall. Please check for the current application deadline.

Presidential Innovation Fellows are based in Washington, D.C. area for the duration of the Fellowship. Fellows will spend a portion of their time working at one of the federal agencies to which they are assigned, which are typically in Washington D.C. or the surrounding areas. Additionally, Fellows occasionally co-work and collaborate on projects in space provided by the General Services Administration.

All Fellows receive the same salary. The positions are qualified at the GS 15 - step 1. You can see the current salary information on the website.

Fellows are considered full time employees, and are eligible to receive health coverage and other benefits through the General Services Administration.

security clearance:

Prior to receiving a final offer from the program, candidates under consideration will be asked to complete a credit check and Moderate Background Investigation. In some cases, Fellows may have to complete higher levels of clearance in order to work at certain agencies or prior to being deployed on certain projects.

While fellows are placed across the government, the Presidential Innovation Fellows program is administratively housed in the General Services Administration. All Fellows are hired by the General Services Administration (GSA) then detailed to agencies. All fellows are based in DC for their year of fellowship.

The number of Fellows throughout the year varies depending, on the needs of our partner agencies and projects we are supporting.

The Presidential Innovation Fellows program is a competitive process that attracts thousands of interesting and capable candidates each year. Most of our Fellowship positions require ability to work in a modern technical, design and product environment. Many have significant experience and track records of delivering at a very high-level, are proven leaders, and innovative thinkers. We look at domain expertise, functional expertise, and many other factors, including how the overall group will work together.

Participating Institution(s):
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U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences

Cyber Security

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This program is funded by:
U.S. Dept. of Defense

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