MSRDC shares the following message from TechCongress:
Since its founding in 2015, TechCongress has placed 75 fellows to work alongside Congress to advise policymakers in shaping the future of the intersection of technology and policy. Our fellows have made a huge impact on tech policy, from supporting Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Commerce Consumer Protection Subcommittee during its hearings with Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, helping draft the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee report on tech monopolies, or taking point on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act to ban imports from Xinjiang on the grounds of genocide and human rights abuses.
After serving in Congress, past fellows have stayed on the Hill, moved on to work in the private sector for other tech companies, or have stayed on in the political-adjacent realm of civil society, non-profits, and think tanks.
And now's your chance to be a part of the action - applications for our June 2023 class of TechCongress fellows are now open!
Our June 2023 Congressional Innovation Fellowship is our early-career pipeline to Capitol Hill for technologists who are passionate about bringing their technical expertise to Congress to help shape current and future tech policy.
The fellowship will run from mid-June 2023 to mid-April 2024. Our early-career fellows receive a $64,505 annual-equivalent stipend and other benefits, including relocation, travel and healthcare.
Over the next couple of months, we'll be holding the following informational events, where you can ask us questions and learn more about the fellowship:
- Wednesday, December 14th @ 5:30pm ET: Informational Call 1, where you can learn about the fellowship and ask the TechCongress team questions
- Tuesday, December 20th @ 5:00pm ET: App 101, where you can get tips and tricks on the application, including the policy essay
- Tuesday, January 24th @ 5:30pm ET: Office Hours, where you can meet TechCongress alumni and hear more about their experience in Congress
- Monday, January 30th @ 5:30pm ET: Informational Call 2, where you can ask the TechCongress team last-minute questions before applications are due
Want to learn more? Listen to our podcast, check out our website, and follow us on Twitter, where we'll highlight why past fellows decided to apply.
Applications will close at 11:59 pm ET on Thursday, February 2nd, 2023. We hope you'll apply.