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The Civic Digital Fellowship is a paid, 10-week internship experience for mission-driven software engineers, data scientists, designers, and product managers to modernize technology at federal government agencies. 
As a Civic Digital Fellow, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the technology behind government services and apply your skills to develop solutions that will serve everyday Americans. You’ll also receive one-on-one mentorship opportunities, participate in intimate conversations with leading technology and civic organizations, benefit from a strong and supportive community, and have the opportunity to impact a large user base — 323 million Americans. 
Join the 200+ Civic Digital Fellowship alumni who’ve worked on high-impact projects—including saving taxpayers millions of dollars in survey costs using machine learning algorithms at the Census Bureau, building tools for diplomats abroad at the State Department, and developing a tool at the VA for Veterans to more easily take advantage of their GI Bill benefits.

Skills and responsibilities

Areas of expertise we’re looking for
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Science
  • Product Management
  • UX/UI Design

We value applicants who:
  • Excel technically. Whether it’s software engineering, data science, design, or product management, you bring a valuable skill set to the table.
  • Are driven by our mission. You want to make a meaningful difference with your tech skills and are excited about public service and social impact.
  • Work independently and carefully. You are proactive and take initiative in your work, build on your ideas to produce high-quality results, and can manage multiple tasks at once.
  • Are great to work with. You’re collaborative and great with teams. You’ll help make the Civic Digital Fellowship more inclusive for the whole cohort.


  • Location:
  • This job is remote friendly.
  • Salary:
  • Deadline:


Minimum qualifications

Minimum requirements
  • All Fellows must be U.S. Citizens due to federal hiring regulations. You will also be required to undergo a background check and security clearance process. 
  • Enrolled in an accredited degree program and graduating in December 2020 or later.
  • All fields of study are welcome and we do not have any major or degree requirements.
  • Previous experience in your field, including but not limited to internships, class projects, or hackathons.
  • Passion for social impact.