To apply for support from the HDSI Public Service Fellowship program, please send an email to with “Public Service Fellowship” in the subject line no later than March 1st, 2020. Emails must include:

  1. The name of the organization that you propose interning with. Thisorganization must be a government agency, a public sector agency, a municipality, or a registered non-profit, that either (a) applies data science to solve social challenges; or (b) advocates for responsible data science.
  2. A statement of purpose that addresses the following questions (500 words).
    • What motivates you to want to work at this specific organization?
    • What kind of proposed project or work would you hope to do with this organization?
    • How does this fellowship would contribute to your personal and professional development?
    • What academic and extra-curricular experiences have prepared you to do this work? Please feel free to mention academic or extracurricular activities you expect to have participated in by summer 2020.
  3. A one page resume
  4. A Harvard course transcript
  5. A reference letter from a faculty member, previous employer, or someone else who can attest to your interest. Please have recomenders send letter to seperately from the application.
  6. A non-binding letter or agreement indicating interest in working with you from the organization proposed for your internship.

All materials should be submitted as PDF documents to

If you have questions or would like more information about the fellowship, please contact

Eligibility requirements

To apply for an HDSI Public Service Data Science Graduate Fellowship, you must be a registered, current student in good standing in one of the three eligible Master’s programs with expected graduation date in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 Application Deadline: March 1, 2020.

The HDSI will announce 2020 Fellows in mid-March, 2020.