I am the founder of TechCongress, an organization incubated at the Open
Technology Institute at New America, and we are recruiting for the 2017
Congressional Innovation Fellowship!

The fellowship places tech-savvy young professionals for one year with a
Member or Congress or Congressional Committee. $70,000/year stipend and
other benefits.

Our first two fellows <http://www.techcongress.io/fellows/> have been doing
critical work in Congress on issues like the Office of Personnel Management
Breach, the Apple-FBI encryption debate and electronic medical record

Apply by September 30th.   Please see program information
<http://www.techcongress.io/what-were-looking-for/> below!

Now recruiting <http://techcongress.io/apply> for the 2017 Class of
Congressional Innovation Fellows through September 30th!

TechCongress is building 21st century government with technology talent
through our Congressional Innovation Fellowship.  We are bridging the
divide between Congress and the technology sector by placing tech savvy
individuals like you to work with Members of Congress and Congressional
Committees in order to build capacity in Congress, train cross-sector
leaders -- who can understand the challenges of government and in the
technology community -- and keep Congress up to date about the latest
challenges and opportunities relating to technology.

Applications are at TechCongress.io/apply

As a Congressional Innovation Fellow you will:


   Work with TechCongress to choose a placement with a Member or Congress
   or Congressional Committee and report directly to a senior staffer (like a
   Chief of Staff or Staff Director) in that office from January through
   December 2017.

   Perform duties similar to other Congressional staff by applying your
   experience in technology to a variety of work, including:

      Researching relevant policymaking (on issues like encryption, health
      IT, privacy, cyber/data security and many others)

      Helping educate Members and staff about these issues

      Writing legislation

      Preparing for Committee hearings, markups, or investigations

      Building coalitions with partners and other groups

   Develop and produce a fellowship project on an issue of your choosing.
   Past projects include writing and introducing legislation, and organizing
   an association of tech staffers.

   Support TechCongress by writing about and presenting on your experience
   periodically, and represent TechCongress and the Congressional Innovation
   Fellowship at meetings or events.

What we’re looking for in our Fellows:


   College graduate, with at least two years of work or postgraduate study.

   Tech savvy, with experience working in or studying the technology sector.

   Great interpersonal and communications skills.

   Ability to explain technology to those that aren’t as familiar with
   technology tools or concepts.

   Track record of success taking initiative and working with others.

   Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

   Committed to helping bring government into the 21st century.

   Technical ability is a big plus.

No experience working in or with government?  Great!  We're not looking for
that. The Congressional Innovation Fellowship is an opportunity to expose
technology leaders like you to Capitol Hill.  It is first and foremost and
educational experience, giving you a one-of-its-kind education into how
Congress and the government works.

TechCongress offers you a $70,000/year stipend and reimbursements of up to
$2,500 for relocation, $1,200 for necessary travel and/or equipment costs
and $350/month for health benefits.  TechCongress has a collaborative,
mission-driven, and fun culture.

Questions?  You can contact us by sending a note to tra...@techcongress.io.

About TechCongress

TechCongress is an 18 month old startup non-profit, incubated at the Open
Technology Institute at New America.  We've got great staff and advisors
doing all we can to bridge the gap between government and the technology
community.  We are nonpartisan and work with a diverse set of political
voices, and do not take positions on issues.  We work hard in an
intentional and productive manner, and have fun while we do it. We are
building a new generation of technology leaders, and support our staff and
fellows with professional development, networking, and freedom to tinker
and test new ideas.  Above all, we are vigilantly focused on adding
value—to our people, our institutions and our society.

The first set of Congressional Innovation Fellows are serving with two of
the most influential members of Congress—Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.),
Ranking Member on the House Committee on Ways and Means, and Rep. Jason
Chaffetz (R-Utah), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee—and shaping
the conversation on issues ranging from modernizing health care with
technology to the Apple/FBI encryption debate.

Equal Employment Opportunity

TechCongress values an inclusive and diverse workplace.  We are an equal
opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels
of the organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better
serve our clientele, our employees, and our communities. We value and
encourage the contributions of our employees and fellows and strive to
create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and
drive outstanding results. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion,
disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender
identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or
federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s
employment and fellowship, including hiring, transfer, promotion,
compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.

Travis Moore

*We're now recruiting for the 2017 Congressional Innovation Fellowship!
Know any great tech thinkers?  Nominate <http://techcongress.io> them for
the program! *
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