FELLOWSHIP

 

Testimonials 

The Civic Digital Fellowship was named the "most innovative idea to reshape American civic life" by the Harvard Institute of Politics. Our partners and fellows agree.


Several of the 2017 Civic Digital Fellows are pictured with Nick Sinai.

Several of the 2017 Civic Digital Fellows are pictured with Nick Sinai.

This summer was a perfect example of what happens when great people are mixed together and empowered to do interesting work.
— Nick Sinai, Former United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer
 
Having the students drive the program forward has been key, because we know when they go back to their respective universities, they’ll be able to convey their experience in the most accurate way possible to their classmates...There’s no reason we can’t have a cohort-based summer program for the government that competes with the summer programs at top tech companies.
— Jeff Meisel, Chief Marketing Officer, U.S. Census Bureau
Jeff Meisel (middle back) with some of the fellows at the Census Innovation Fair. 

Jeff Meisel (middle back) with some of the fellows at the Census Innovation Fair. 

 
Andrea Chen (R) discovers her project assignment for the summer.

Andrea Chen (R) discovers her project assignment for the summer.

The work we do as Civic Digital Fellows is of the utmost importance. With our knowledge from school, experiences in the private sector, and optimistic outlooks, we bring new perspectives to D.C.. Innovation often needs disruption and our presence is a step in that direction.
— Andrea Chen, 2017 Civic Digital Fellow
 
I had to ask myself if I would I rather be working at a startup that caters to the top 5% or with a federal agency that literally counts every person in America...We need top technologists to be working on some of the nation’s biggest challenges and become the next generation of government innovators.
— Mariam Baqai, 2017 Civic Digital Fellow
Mariam Baqai (front row, right) and other fellows visiting with Matt Cutts, the Acting Administrator of the United States Digital Service. 

Mariam Baqai (front row, right) and other fellows visiting with Matt Cutts, the Acting Administrator of the United States Digital Service. 

 
Anna Wang (R) presents on Demo Day at the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

Anna Wang (R) presents on Demo Day at the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

For me, I’m thankful for this opportunity and am ready to go back into the private sector to take a breath and to get more experience. I’ve definitely been inspired to come back in the future and use the skills I’ve gained to serve the American people.
— Anna Wang, 2017 Civic Digital Fellow