#7: What It’s Really Like to Be a Presidential Innovation Fellow

Are you a developer, designer, data geek, entrepreneur, or product manager? The federal government needs your help. Apply to join Round 3 of the Presidential Innovation Fellowship, a program that Todd Park, CTO of the United States, calls “a start-up within government without any money but with the President’s backing — and that’s what matters.”

In this episode, we invite current Round 2 Presidential Innovation Fellow Mollie Ruskin to the podcast as we discuss what it means to be a PIF and the incredible, intense, and sometimes quite challenging experience of the fellowship.

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Show Notes

day-to-day life of a presidential innovation fellow – Sarah wrote a detailed and comprehensive blog post about her experiences at the Smithsonian and as a PIF
Reflections from an SF Tech Entrepreneur After One Month in Washington DC – a blog post by Jason on what it’s like to live and work in DC and how it compares to the culture in Silicon Valley
The Official WH page – The official page on WhiteHouse.gov detailing the Presidential Innovation Fellowship
Meet Round 2 Fellows – If you want to reach out to specific fellows, this list might be your best bet
Contact Info – to get in touch with us, find us at: @jasonshen, @ultrasaurus, @mollieruskin.