The Applied Data Fellowship (ADF) is a unique opportunity to spend one year working to design and implement high impact programs with government and large non-profits in the United States. Specifically, Fellows will work to help translate data-driven insights into actionable policy recommendations, new programs, and operational changes for the partners they serve.
Fellows will be directly embedded into government and non-profit host institutions for one year. In addition to hands-on experience implementing data insights and working closely with senior-level stakeholders, Fellows will also receive managerial oversight from experienced development-sector consultants and technical support in the form of data analysis training and oversight.
Fellows will also receive one-on-one career support through the year so as to help meet their post-fellowship career goals.
The Applied Data Fellowship is a University of Chicago program based in the Harris School of Public Policy. It is open to graduates from across divisions at the University of Chicago. Exceptional candidates will have a good understanding of the policy domain, strong data analysis skills, and a deep desire to innovate and operationalize programs within the government and non-profit sectors to achieve impact.
The IIC’s Applied Data Fellowship is open to graduates of any degree program from the University of Chicago, with a preference for Harris School of Public Policy degrees and data/statistics intensive programs. Applicants must be either a US citizen or individuals with an OPT card/ similar volunteer work visa and should fall into one of the following two categories:
Graduates of any University of Chicago program (undergraduate or graduate)
Current University of Chicago students in a graduate degree program who will take a gap year
The typical duration of the fellowship is 12 months. Most projects start between August and October, but we also have a number of projects with a January through March start. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and applicants are encouraged to apply early. OPT candidates and UChicago alumni are welcome to apply.
For those interested in supporting innovative social impact in the US public sector, there are many ways to get involved. The IIC seeks individuals and organizations from across the globe to contribute to the program's growth. Learn more about becoming a Fellow or partner today. If you think your skills or expertise would be valuable to the IIC but don't know where you fit in, connect with us to work it out.
For those interested in applying to the Applied Data Fellowship, the application includes your resume, application information form, optional cover letter, and optional work samples. In order to apply:
When you come to the “Application Information” section, select “International Innovation Corps” under Degree Program. Then under “Degree Program Area”, select “IIC - US based program (Applied Data & Governance Fellowship)”. If you intend to apply to our India and US based Fellowship, please select “IIC - Both US & India based fellowship programs”.