Demand for the first edition of Coding it Forward’s Civic Digital Fellowship surprises even the founders

As recently as March, the precocious group of Harvard undergrads wasn’t sure it would work, but it did: Fourteen students are now in week nine of a 10-week internship at the U.S. Census Bureau as the first cohort of the Civic Digital Fellowship.

The idea was simple: What if we can find a way to get undergraduate computer science talent into interesting, meaningful tech internships in the federal government?

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Katie Easton