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  • What: The EU Tech Policy Fellowship is a 7-month programme for ambitious graduates to launch European policy careers focused on the safe and responsible deployment of artificial intelligence and related emerging technologies. 
    • What's new? An international governance specialisation has been added to the programme. We're interested in candidates who are excited about furthering international collaboration on emerging tech governance.
  • Benefits: Training track fellows undertake an 8-week Emerging Tech Governance Fundamentals Programme, a 7-day in-person policymaking summit in Brussels, personalized support & coaching. Placement track fellows additionally secure a 4-6 month placement at a respected think tank, complemented by a stipend of €2,000 per month during the placement period. 
  • When: July 2024 → January 2025 for the summer cohort
  • Where: The fellowship is designed to be remote-first, except for a week-long summit in Brussels (31st Aug-6th September TBC). Travel and accommodation costs will be fully covered for this.
  • Who: Early-career individuals and students from the EU. We expect most participants to be at the late undergraduate, Master or Ph.D. levels, but other exceptional candidates are also welcome.  
  • Deadline: Applications close 21st April, 2024 at 11:59PM Anywhere on Earth.
  • How to apply: https://forms.gle/qfvu5enC7cyhtGvc6  

About the EU Tech Policy Fellowship

About the fellowship

The EU Tech Policy Fellowship is a 7-month programme for ambitious graduates to launch European policy careers focused on emerging technology (Jan → July 2024).

Training track fellows explore the intricacies of tech policy through an 8-week online course and a week-long policymaking summit in Brussels. In addition to this training, placement track fellows also secure a fully-funded 4-6 month placement at a respected think tank such as the Centre for European Policy Studies or the Future Society

Candidates who are excited about furthering international collaboration on emerging tech governance can indicate interest for a new international specialisation of the programme. 

Both training track fellows and international specialisation fellows will be integrated in the same cohort. They will engage with the programme from different angles through distinct weekly readings and activities, and discuss these perspectives with each other. 

Who we are looking for

  • Emerging technology expertise. A deep interest in artificial intelligence and its effects on society. Many fellows will have previous experience, education, or a deep interest in artificial intelligence, or related technologies.
  • Ambitious. A commitment to bringing about the best future even in the face of adversity.
  • Excellent communication skills. Exceptionally strong verbal and written communication skills for internal and external stakeholders. Fellows must be able to communicate complex with a range of stakeholders and tailor their approach accordingly.​
  • Excited about furthering international collaboration on emerging tech governance. A subset of fellows will be selected to develop their thinking on questions related to the EU’s role in the international tech governance ecosystem. Candidates can indicate interest for this new international governance specialisation of the programme.
  • EU Citizenship. We have a strong preference for candidates with EU citizenship. In exceptional circumstances, we may accept fellows interested in tech policy careers in other influential regions (e.g. UK and US).
  • Undergraduate degree. The ideal candidate will have finished their undergraduate degree by the start of the training week (January for winter cohorts and July for summer cohorts), though many of our fellows hold a masters degree. Though we're open to applications from any subject area, we're particularly interested in those with a machine learning or public policy background.

Applications close April 21st. You can find out more about the fellowship here

If you are unsure whether you are a good fit, we encourage you to apply, attend our online information session on 10th April at 4-5 pm CET, or book a 15-minute call with us to discuss your situation.


See our website for more information.


The EU Tech Policy Fellowship is a project of Talos, an independent talent development organisation for European AI policy careers.





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