New America offers several application-based fellowships throughout the year. Below you can find information about the types of fellowships and how to apply.


National Fellowship

The New America's flagship fellowship program brings on thinkers—journalists, documentary filmmakers, practitioners, and scholars—whose work enhances the public conversation about the most pressing issues of our day.

Please take some time to review featured work from our National Fellows in order to get a sense of the types of projects we have supported over the years. Visit our FAQ page for more information about the program as well as the application process.



How to Apply:  We are now accepting applications for the next class of New America National Fellows. You can access the application here.

Application Deadline:  The deadline to apply for our Class of 2019 fellowships is February 1, 2018.

Fellowship Term: One year—September 2018-August 2019

Contact: FellowshipProgram@newamerica.org

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California Fellowship

New America CA invests in California-based fellows who are working on innovative approaches to solving public problems. Whether leading cutting-edge organizations, developing technology to be applied in new ways, championing fresh ideas, or pioneering methods of using media to engage the public, we are looking for compelling stories that inspire new and broader audiences to get involved.

Get to know our current fellows, read their writing, and visit the FAQ page to learn more about the program and application. 


How to Apply: To be considered for the 2018 class of New America CA fellows, which runs from April 2018 to April 2019, you must submit your application by midnight on Saturday, January 6, 2018.

Application Deadline: January 6, 2018

Fellowship Term: One year—April 2018 to April 2019

Contact: NA-California@newamerica.org


Cybersecurity Policy Fellowship

The New America Cybersecurity Fellowship brings together a diverse, selective group of academics, technologists, practitioners, and others for a one year fellowship designed to elevate voices that would otherwise go unheard in important policy circles.


How to Apply: Applications for the 2018-19 Cybersecurity Policy Fellowship at New America are not yet available. If you would like to receive an email once applications are live, please contact the address below to be added to our notification list.

Application Deadline: Summer 2018 (TBA)

Fellowship Term: One year—Autumn to Late Summer

Contact: cyberpolicyfellowship@newamerica.org

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Learning Sciences Exchange

LSX is an interdisciplinary two-year fellowship focused on child development (ages 0-5) designed to break through traditional silos that separate learning scientists from those in journalism, education policy, and entertainment. The fellowship is administered by New America in partnership with the International Congress of Infant Studies and the Jacobs Foundation.


How to Apply: The LSX call for applications page is available here. Visit the FAQ page here.

Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2018 at 11:59pm

Fellowship Term: 24 months

Contact: lsx@newamerica.org

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Millennial Public Policy Fellowship

The Millennial Public Policy Fellowship is an 11-month residential junior fellowship program designed to create opportunities for new and diverse young voices to contribute to future public policy discussions. The program seeks to invest in some of the most promising young minds in the country; to deepen exposure to contemporary public policy and issue areas; to create valuable professional development experiences that will support their growth as future leaders, critical thinkers, and policy entrepreneurs; and to incubate and advance ideas that are capable of transforming policy systems for the better.

Selected applicants, typically aged 21-24, are embedded in one of New America’s public policy programs, headquartered in Washington, D.C., where they provide policy research support and collaborate with their cohort of fellows to explore the dynamics of a generational policy agenda.

The Millennial Public Policy Fellowship at New America is supported by the Citi Foundation as part of their Pathways to Progress global approach to preparing urban youth to thrive in today's economy through career readiness opportunities. 


How to Apply: Currently there are no plans for 2018-19 cohort of Millennial Fellows. 

Fellowship Term: 11 months

Contact: mppfellowship@newamerica.org

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TechCongress Congressional Innovation Fellowship

The Congressional Innovation Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to change Congress by injecting desperately needed technological expertise into the Legislative Branch. The fellowship is a thirteen-month residency on Capitol Hill, running from January to December.  Fellows work directly for a Member of Congress or Congressional Committee for the duration of their residency and may spend their time on technology-related issues like NSA surveillance reform, encryption, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, or network neutrality.

Fellows receive competitive stipend and benefits during their residency to ensure that they can achieve maximum impact.


How to Apply: Applications for the 2019 Congressional Innovation Fellowship are not yet available. If you would like to receive an email once applications are live, please contact the address below to be added to our notification list. More information about the Congressional Innovation Fellowship may be found on our FAQ page.

Application Deadline: September 2018 (TBA)

Fellowship Term: One year—January 2018 to December 2019

Contact: Andres Bascumbe, andres@techcongress.io