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Congressional Innovation Scholars Program

Apply by Feb 5!

Congressional Innovation Scholars is recruiting now! This program places technologically oriented graduate students (graduating with a Masters or PhD by June 2021, or  done with their graduate coursework by June 2021) to serve as tech policy advisors to top Members of Congress (including offices like Senator Elizabeth Warren and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.) 

Work with Members of Congress and Congressional Committees in order to build capacity in Congress, train cross-sector leaders -- who can understand the challenges of government and in the technology community -- and keep Congress up to date about the latest challenges and opportunities relating to technology.

The program pays a $60,000-annual equivalent stipend and fellows have done impactful work like:  

  • Working on the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee report on Big Tech
  • Passing the OPEN Government Data Act into law
  • Writing oversight letters about encryption and facial recognition technology

They're recruiting through 2/5/21 and here's the details about the program. There's also an upcoming informational call about the program on Jan 27. 

Posted: January 14, 2021, 9:01 PM