The Aspen Tech Policy Hub is now accepting applications for two training programs to occur in Summer and/or Fall 2021. Modeled off of tech incubators like Y Combinator, the Hub takes tech experts, teaches them the policy process through intensive training programs, and encourages them to develop outside-the-box solutions to society’s programs. To date, the Hub has trained 57 technologists through its programs.
Applications are open through March 1 for the two training programs:
- The Aspen Tech Policy Hub Fellowship is a full-time, paid, ten-week program that teaches technology experts the policy process through an in-residence program in the Bay Area. The program is ideal for technologists interested in building better tech policy, whether that be within government or more broadly as an external advocate or from within the tech industry.
- The Tech Executive Leadership Initiative is a part-time, unpaid, online, ten-week program, co-sponsored by the Hub, that provides senior technology professionals with a unique leadership opportunity to strengthen their executive skills through real-world engagement with government problems. Through experiential learning with real government technology policy challenges, leaders hone their skills to work effectively with dedicated public servants and mitigate risk on technology projects.
Given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hub will decide closer to the summer exactly which programs it will offer and when in 2021. To facilitate recruitment for all these possibilities, the Hub is opening one application for both the fellowship and executive leadership programs, and is enabling applicants to indicate their interest in each of these options.
If you are interested in joining any programs the Aspen Tech Policy Hub may host in Summer/Fall 2021, please click here to apply. Not sure? Join Hub staff and alumni for introductory webinars on February 9 and 18 (register here). Applications are due Monday, March 1. Please feel free to circulate this information widely within your networks.