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How to Apply

Fill out the initial application form by October 1st, 2019. The application will consist of:

  • One 300 word essay responding to the prompt: What is a time when you faced strong headwinds around something you were trying to achieve? What were they and how did you respond?
  • Two 60 second video interviews.
  • Name and contact details for previous manager from internship or job

Interviews and offers will be made on a rolling basis following the October 1 deadline. Applicants who have expiring offers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and note such deadlines on their applications so that they may be reviewed sooner.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

Please note that not all requirements must be met in order to be considered for this position, as we are committed to looking holistically at applicants to build the strongest cohort.

  • Engineering degree in Computer Science (or equivalent level of training and expertise) at the BS, MS, or Ph.D. level, and expected graduation no later than spring 2020.
  • Coding experience in C++, Java, Python, or similar. Experience (coursework or projects) in data structures and algorithms.
  • Some knowledge of Artificial Intelligence preferably with hands-on experience in applying technology to solve problems in non-Computer Science fields.
  • Demonstrated abilities in driving successful outcomes in highly ambiguous situations.
  • Experience approaching challenges with grit and determination.
  • Strong emotional intelligence with the ability to listen, build relationships, and draw out expertise and support from colleagues, advisors and partners.
  • Curious and persistent, loves to learn new things, and is always digging deeper to find the best solution.
  • Commitment to principles and values that advance society and shared passion for the mission of Schmidt Futures: to find exceptional people and help them do more for others.

We strongly encourage people with diverse backgrounds and skills to apply, including individuals with disabilities and international candidates.