The National Security Innovation Network, a program office within the U.S. Department of Defense, is launching a unique fellowship that will embed STEM talent in the offices of key decision-makers throughout the U.S. Department of Defense and United States Congress.
Fellows will embed for yearlong assignments to help those decision-makers make the best possible choices when it comes to evaluating the cutting edge of technology in a national security context.
The Technology and National Security Fellowship places early- and midcareer technologists in paid, yearlong fellowships within offices at the Pentagon or on Capitol Hill.
The fellowship application will launch April 6 and is open to any U.S. citizen throughout the country who has earned undergraduate or graduate degrees in the STEM disciplines. The inaugural cohort will be embedded in their assigned offices from August 2020 to August 2021. Interested applicants must apply by 11:59 p.m. EST April 30, 2020.
A story about the fellowship is available on the National Security Innovation Network website.
Mike Dodd, NSIN university program director at IU, said the fellowship provides an unparalleled opportunity for recent STEM graduates to have real-world impact on U.S. national security and technology policy.
“Most jobs out of college won’t start you out in a front office in the Pentagon or staffing meetings on Capitol Hill like this fellowship will,” Dodd said. “We hope this program will create a new pathway to national service for bright, young technologists and entrepreneurs who have so much to contribute to our national security. Any recent STEM graduate with interest in public policy should seriously consider applying.”