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Presidential Innovation Fellows now accepting applications for Spring 2017

If you’re looking for a way to have an impact on the digital services the government provides to the public, now’s your opportunity. The Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2017 cohort. Come join other technologists, entrepreneurs, and innovators for a 12-month stint building and improving vital public services.

Past fellows have worked on all kinds of incredible projects, including:

  • code.gov, a platform for government open source code and policies that encourages the reuse of government code
  • The Digital Acquisition Accelerator, which works with federal agencies to teach them modern digital procurement practices so taxpayers spend less and get better results
  • trials.cancer.gov, a streamlined, user-friendly site for searching for clinical trials supported by the National Cancer Institute along with a new API that is making it much easier for researchers to recruit new participants and for patients to find trials
  • And much, much more

The PIF program is an instrumental piece of a large and vibrant movement to bring better services to the public through iterative development, open source code, and human-centered design. PIFs work all over the country on a wide range of topics from product to policy.

If you want to spend a year having a positive impact on how the government serves the public, apply to be a Presidential Innovation Fellow. Applications for the Spring 2017 cohort are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on December 11, 2016. Find out more about why you should apply, see past fellows and projects, and submit your application. We look forward to welcoming you to the federal government digital services family.

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