Nonprofit and Public Interest Fellowship

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A West Coast science and tech policy incubator

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Nonprofit and Public Interest Fellowship

July 10-28, 2023

The Aspen Tech Policy Hub has launched a Nonprofit and Public Interest Fellowship to support public interest and nonprofit organizations in achieving policy impact.

Selected organizations will be paid a $6,000 honoraria to defray costs of participating in the in-person fellowship. Out of town participants will also receive a small stipend to cover travel to the Bay Area.


The Hub will host a full-time, 3-week bootcamp in the Bay Area. Leaders representing their organizations will participate as fellows and learn how to have policy impact. Fellows will have the option to take advantage of Hub staff support by working part-time and remotely on a final project from July 31 to September 15, 2023.


The Hub is seeking US-based organizations working in the public interest – for instance, nonprofits, public benefit corporations, unions, or university centers – that want to build a capacity to change policy.

To be eligible, an organization (or the unit within the organization that is applying) must not currently employ any policy or government relations staff or lobbyists and must have at least one leader available to join as a fellow for 3 weeks in the Bay Area.

Organizations focused on science, technology, cybersecurity, or a related field will be prioritized. Organizations that work directly with communities who face marginalization and/or that seek to tackle disparities around race and ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and other aspects of diversity will also be prioritized.


Required bootcamp (in-person)

July 10-28, 2023 (tentative)

Optional final project (remote)

July 31-September 15, 2023 (tentative)

Applications: To learn more and apply, please click here. Applications are due April 18, 2023.

Hub staff will host an informational webinar on April 11, 2023 which all potential applicants are encouraged to attend. You can register for the webinar here.

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