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Civic Digital Fellowship (Software Engineering, Data Science, UX Design, Product Management)

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Undergraduates - First Year
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Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

A first-of-its-kind technology internship program for innovative students to solve pressing problems in federal agencies.

We're looking for impact-driven software engineers, data scientists, designers, and product managers to modernize tech at federal government agencies - including the U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, and the State Department.

As a Fellow, you'll take a large-scale, high-impact product from start to finish, such as creating a centralized information portal for the State Department's foreign service officers.

Civic Digital Fellows are mission-driven software engineers, data scientists, product managers, and designers who spend their summers innovating at the intersection of technology and public service.

Fellows receive a $4,000+ stipend, housing, and travel to and from Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital will be your home for 10 weeks—from the first week of June until mid-August. Also one-on-one mentorship from top technology and civic leaders (e.g. members of the US Digital Service) Site visits-including bowling at the White House!

Interested? Fellows must be U.S. citizens (due to federal hiring regulations), enrolled full-time in an accredited institution of higher educationApply ASAP - Applications will be read on a rolling basis. If you have questions, check out our FAQ or email

Participating Institution(s):
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Harvard University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Computational Sciences
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Digital Media
Information Sciences
Management Information Systems
STEM Fields

Big Data Science
Computational Statistics
Computer Programming
Data Science
Political Science
Product Engineering
Technology Policy

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Page last updated 4/19/2022
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