How to Get Started in Public Interest Tech

Much like the popularization of “ public interest law ” in the 1960s and ’70s, the possibility of a career in “public interest technology” is rapidly winning over the hearts and minds of university students seeking to make an impact in their professional lives, both here at Georgetown University and around the country.

While some have indicated that the public interest technology movement is currently going through its “tween years,” Beeck Center Student Analysts Jillian Gilburne and Dennese Salazar’s Capstone Project takes on a topic that will be important for the sustainability of the field as it ages — recruitment of young technologists.

Published September 2019

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