Civic Digital Fellowship


A data science and technology internship program for innovative students to solve pressing problems in federal agencies — the first of its kind. 

The Civic Digital Fellowship is creating a technology talent pipeline for the federal government. Our model builds a true cohort experience for our fellows with financial, academic, and social support. 


Gain experience and get paid. Our fellows receive a $3,300+ stipend, free housing, and transportation to and from Washington, D.C.


Work one-on-one with a mentor to develop your skills. Our mentors have both private and public sector experience, and have created incredible technology-driven products.


Grow professionally. Our fellows have the opportunity to network with leaders in government and technology, and to participate in trips to government agencies and civic-minded startups. Past site visits include the United States Digital Service, the White House, and 1776. 

2017 Fellowship

We partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to create our first cohort of elite technology talent. Within two weeks, we received applications from 220+ people from 80+ universities across the country — resulting in a 6% acceptance rate. Our application pool included students from Harvard, Cornell, and Duke and former interns from Google and Microsoft. 

This summer, 14 students from 11 universities joined us as fellows at the U.S. Census Bureau. They are working on high-impact technology products in the following fields: 

  • Product management
  • Data mining
  • Front-end development
  • Content strategy
  • Differential privacy
  • Data visualization
  • Machine learning
  • User experience design
  • Back-end development

Meet our 2017 fellows and learn why they chose to join our cohort. Interested in applying for next summer? Join our mailing list for the latest updates.


Our agency partners are committed to training the next generation of digital leaders.

Interested in hosting fellows? Join our growing list of 2018 partners.