Fellowship Application

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The Presidential Innovation Fellows program is a highly selective, non-partisan tech fellowship that pairs talented mid-to-senior-level entrepreneurs and technologists with top innovators in government leadership to take on complex projects that have the potential for significant impact. Since the program was launched in 2012 by former U.S. CTO Todd Park, more than 135 Fellows have worked within over 35 agencies. Additionally, over 50% of Fellows have decided to stay in government after the program and have gone on to stand up new digital teams or to serve as chief technology officers, chief information officers, chief data officers, and chief marketing officers at agencies.

We are looking for high-performing data scientists, designers, engineers, executives, innovators, product managers and technology strategists that care deeply about solving our nation’s most difficult challenges and delivering better products, services, and experiences to the American public.

Fellows are agile, collaborative, innovative, resourceful, strategic and able to deliver measurable results in challenging environments. Ultimately, we're hiring the holistic thinkers, digital trailblazers, and technical leaders to help define the future of government services and participate in influencing digital policy.

Fellows work on building agency innovation capabilities, tackling hard problems, shaping smarter policy, and delivering on technology. We’re building products and services at scale to serve all Americans.

Select potential projects/positions for the summer 2019 cohort, include:

  • Assisting the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid modernize their technology stack so that they can better share data with stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem
  • Working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to better support Veterans transitioning from military to civilian life, adopt medical innovations to improve health outcomes, and reduce the processing time for benefits claims
  • Supporting the U.S. Department of Agriculture as it re-envisions how it engages with its customers: America’s farmers, ranchers, conservationists, and private foresters
  • Ensuring that the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. foreign aid agency, and their partner countries have the data, technology and innovations skills needed to maximize the impact from U.S. investments and to leverage the digital data revolution to drive their own development priorities
  • Enabling the U.S. intelligence community to work collaboratively with the private sector to share threat information
  • Helping the U.S. Marine Corps conduct a digital and data transformation to keep our nation’s Marines safe

Job Type: Full-time

Salary range: Fellows are paid at a GS-15 level, Step 1 to 10 ($134,789 to $164,200) as they serve a 1-2 year term in Washington, D.C. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 ($134,789). Total compensation may include locality pay based on the individual’s duty location. For more salary information including locality pay details, please visit OPM’s Salaries & Wages page.

Who May Apply: All United States citizens who are not currently Federal employees or GSA contractors are eligible to apply. This is not a remote position. Fellows must work/relocate to Washington, D.C.

Deadline: The deadline to apply for the summer 2019 cohort of Fellows is May 6th, 2019, at 11:59 PM EST.

Interviews: We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis with Fellows starting mid-summer 2019. As part of the interview process, finalists will have the opportunity to express interest in multiple projects.

Additional Information: You may learn more about the minimum qualifications for this role here.