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Evangelism Fellowship

Location: Washington, DC, United States
Job # 11929579
Date Posted: 02-14-2019
Evangelism Fellowship
Full Time
Washington, DC

The Role

On the Evangelism team, we’re looking for individuals who are passionate about helping the government better execute its most essential missions through technological innovation to join us as Evangelism Fellows. The mission of Evangelism is to educate key leaders about Palantir. As part of that mission, we introduce and explain Palantir to smart and powerful people – politicians, journalists, leading researchers, influential bloggers, government types, and business leaders in Washington and beyond. We build relationships and emphasize how Palantir engineers are solving some of the most difficult problems around the world. Working with the Evangelism team offers a truly unique opportunity for Fellows to combine technical skills and learning with impactful policy work.
We don’t expect or require extensive computer science or engineering backgrounds, but we are looking for Fellows who are willing and eager to learn new skills and truly understand our technology in the pursuit of our policy and education-focused mission. The ideal Fellow can learn not only to explain the intricacies of the U.S. budget process, but can also learn to program an app to help elucidate it — without putting the audience to sleep :)
Bottom line: we're looking for Fellows who are adaptive and passionate about the mission. The Fellowship is competitively paid. Exceptional fellows may be considered for continuing on in full-time positions. For a better idea of the kinds of projects we have in mind, see theses that previous analysis projects related to:
  • Understanding the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program - Click Here
  • Exploring U.S. foreign aid spending - Click Here
  • Analyzing transportation infrastructure and traffic incidents - Click Here
  • Surfacing gas-tax evasion schemes - Click Here
Core Responsibilities
  • Conduct research and analyses to support ongoing projects.
  • Use the Palantir Platform to integrate and analyze data related to key domestic and international policy issues.
  • Help the team identify new potential projects and areas for research.
  • Execute time-sensitive projects in a fast-paced environment.
What We Value
  • A background and/or interest in computer science, political science, economics, or international relations.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with keen interest in global events and involvement with academic journals, media resources, and/or online blogs relating to domestic and/or international affairs.
  • Experience conducting policy research and analysis on a variety of topics and/or regional areas.
  • Experience with or understanding of the legislative process is a plus.
  • Experience in data modeling is a plus.
  • Experience in Java, Python, SQL, etc. is a big plus.
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