OPPORTUNITY: TechCongress now recruiting 2022 Congressional Innovation Scholars

Sharing from an email I received (there’s something for the nominee and the nominator)…

TechCongress is currently recruiting for our 2022 class of Congressional Innovation Scholars. As part of our recruiting process, we’re proud to be the first organization in politics or Washington to offer a diversity referral award.

If you know anybody would make a good candidate, nominate them TODAY!

If you nominate a woman or non-binary person, underrepresented person of color, person with a disability, or veteran for the Congressional Innovation Scholars program, and they join the program, we’re going to award you $500.

We launched the referral award in 2018, following the recommendations of the Kapor Center, which found that diversity referral awards were an effective intervention that improved the recruitment and retention of underrepresented tech talent. I’m proud to report that since last year, we’ve awarded $7,500 to sixteen individuals who referred us to fifteen fellows!

This is one part of how we’re attempting to live our values, and build an inclusive organization from the ground up. You can read more about our efforts on our website.

Have someone in mind? Encourage them to check out the events and resources down below:

  • Informational Call #2: January 5, at 5:00 pm ET / 2:00 pm PT. Register here
  • Podcast with Crystal Grant, a 2020 Congressional Innovation Scholars.
  • Policy Writing Workshop, a webinar on how to tackle the essay portion of the application.

If you have additional questions, check out our FAQs or a recording of one of our previous informational calls.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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