Coding it Forward's Civic Digital Fellowship

The Civic Digital Fellowship is a fully-funded data science and technology internship program in federal agencies — the first of its kind.

Applications are closed as of April 29th, 2017. If you've applied, you should hear back soon if you've been selected for an interview!

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Fully funded.

No more unpaid drudgery. You'll get a stipend of $3300, and we'll throw in free housing and transportation to and from DC to sweeten the deal.

Mentorship.

Work one-on-one with a mentor with experience in the tech industry and government. Your mentor might even be a former Presidential Innovation Fellow.

All kinds of programming.

Want to learn about the civic tech space? Look no further. We want to bring in guest speakers, have training workshops, and provide a cohort experience.


The Civic Digital Fellowship is the product of a collaboration between Coding it Forward, the Harvard Open Data Project, former US Deputy CTO and Harvard professor Nick Sinai, and federal agencies such as the United States Census Bureau.

Coding it Forward is dedicated to inspiring and empowering people to use their technology skills for social good. We are excited to be teaming up with these agencies to launch an elite public-sector summer fellowship program for college students interested in data science, technology, and data journalism.

A cohort of eight student fellows will spend ten weeks in Washington, D.C. this summer to help them better serve American citizens. We will provide each fellow a dedicated mentor inside the agency they are assigned to. We expect that mentors will propose projects and that fellows will be matched with mentors and projects that match their interests and skills.

This fellowship is targeted to students with both technical and non-technical skills. We are looking for:

Thanks to Jeff Meisel, Nick Sinai, and countless others. Logo credit: Chris Wong.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Chris Kuang at ckuang [at] college [dot] harvard [dot] edu.