ISSACS PIT Fellowship Program

Public Interest Technology Fellowship

The Public Interest Technology (PIT) Fellowship is an exciting opportunity for students to learn and engage in the expanding field of Public Interest Technology.  The purpose of the fellowship is to enhance Public Interest Technology literacy — the ethical, social, and social implications of technology — through seminars and experiential education, developing a more intentional next generation of technologists and policy makers.

The PIT Fellowship provides students with classroom education, coupled with hands-on, experiential education through engagement on relevant projects with local nonprofits and government agencies. The PIT Fellowship is an extracurricular program.  

Students will apply to the fellowship and be selected before the start of the Spring semester. Fellows will participate in seminars during the Spring semester (held during the Friday Community Hour). Seminars will be presented by Faculty Mentors, as well as local government and nonprofit partner organizations. Fellows then engage full-time during the summer on a PIT-related project sponsored by a local organization.  Students will present their project in a Fall convening.

Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend during the summer (June-August 2023) to support their full-time engagement on the PIT-related project with one of the partner organizations.

Any undergraduate or graduate student at Case Western Reserve University who will graduate after August 2023 is eligible to participate in the PIT Fellowship.  

Application Process
Interested students must complete an online application and will be interviewed as part of the application process.


                                             IMPORTANT DATES  
  November 9, 2022 Application Period Opens
  November 18, 2022 Information Session
  November 28, 2022 Application Period Closes at Noon
  December 5, 2022 – December 12, 2022  Applicant Interviews
  December 19, 2022  Applicants Notified of Selection



  Information Session
  Friday, November 18, 2022
  12:45pm – 1:30pm
  TVUC First Floor Conference Room


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