Open Philanthropy believes that emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and biotechnology can profoundly shape society. Managing the long-term societal impacts from such technologies is one of our top priorities.
We also believe that US government policy will shape the trajectory and impact of these technologies. We are therefore excited to help individuals interested in our priority areas gain experience with, and test their fit for, US policy work. Fellowship programs have proven to be a great way to do this.
This program is designed to support people who (1) have an interest in, experience with, or expertise relevant to the long-term societal impacts of AI, biosecurity, and related emerging technologies; and who (2) are interested in exploring or building a career working on US policy.
We expect that most fellows won’t have prior policy experience, so the program is structured specifically to help participants develop policy-related knowledge and skills.1 We welcome applications from people who are not yet sure what type(s) of policy work they are best suited for.