Emerging Technology Fellowship
We’re looking for purpose-driven technologists and innovators to join this unique fellowship experience with xD at the Census Bureau. The Emerging Technology Fellowship (ETF) recruits the best and brightest technologists with expertise in emerging data technology trends to build a better government for everyone.
Application Period Closed
The application period for the Emerging Technology Fellowship has closed. We plan on recruiting again in the fall of 2024.
We are in the process of reviewing resumes and anticipate interviews taking place in January-February for the 2024 cohort. Thank you to all who applied and we’ll be in touch soon!
$117,890 - $152,771*
*Before locality adjustment. Locality determined by location.
Pay Scale & Grade
TBD Upon Selection
Our Next Cohort
Applications for the 2024 Cohort of the ETF are now closed. Future openings will be listed on this page when we have more information to share.
We’re looking for teammates who are motivated by curiosity and have a desire to make lasting positive impact. Emerging Technology Fellows bring an entrepreneurial spirit and expertise in emerging technologies to solve some of the most pressing federal data challenges of the 21st century. If you love a challenge, have demonstrated leadership in your career, and you’re looking to apply your talents towards high-impact projects, you may be a great fit for the Emerging Technology Fellowship!
Being an Emerging Technology Fellow with xD at the Census Bureau has been such an honor. I get to work with the best and brightest in America. I'm challenged to think outside of the box and discover creative solutions to drive improvement. The best part about being an xD Fellow would be the camaraderie amongst the cohort of fellows. Each fellow has helped broaden my perspective on how to solve such complex issues while being a safe space to ask questions when I don't know what to do next.
Diamond Nwankwo, 2023 Fellow. Technologist, Problem Solver, Adjunct Instructor of Data Analytics, Mom, Wife, Author
If you have the specialized experience above, please ensure it is reflected in your resume as it will be used to determine your qualifications.
Ideal candidates have professional experiences in the following categories:
Don’t worry too much about the content of the email. We’re only looking at what’s in your attached resumé. Please use the subject line “2024 Emerging Technology Fellowship Application” in your email and email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give us an honest read on what makes you a great candidate! Don’t undersell yourself and try to use descriptive language about each of your listed roles (i.e. What did you do? What skills/programming languages did you use there? Did you manage a team? etc.). And, be sure to demonstrate leadership in technology projects, especially projects that have leveraged any of the topics listed in the “How will my resumé be evaluated?” question below in the FAQs. While we do not require a specific format, your resumé will be reviewed by federal HR specialists. So if you’d like to get a sense of how typical federal resumés are formatted, we encourage you to visit USAJobs to take a look.
We know you’re more than a resumé so here are some other things we’re looking for. You have an entrepreneurial mindset, are open to trying new things, being wrong, and consistently improving. You are independent yet collaborative, you enjoy working with a variety of technical and non-technical stakeholders, you’re passionate about using your skills to solve real-world problems, and you excel at implementing new techniques from ML/AI/Data Science research into your work. You’re flexible, you like a challenge, and you’re motivated to find creative solutions while guiding/inspiring others along the way. Don’t worry if you don’t have as much technical expertise; we are looking for project managers and policy experts too!
We typically accept applications for the Fellowship once a year in Fall.