Baker Future Fellows

A pilot fellowship in partnership with New America

The Baker Center and New America partnered to launch the Baker Future Fellows Program, a new experimental fellowship for summer 2018 focusing on leadership, policy innovation, artificial intelligence, and the future of work.

The Baker Future Fellowship aims to provide participants with real-world experience in policy design, analysis, research, and writing, while also building core skills in adaptive leadership, design thinking, and policy innovation. This cycle of the fellowship was intended to give students exposure to cutting-edge thinking in the intersections between emerging technology (especially automation and artificial intelligence), work, opportunity, and social impact.

The Fellowship

Baker Future Fellows worked under the supervision of Molly Kinder, the Senior Adviser on Work, Workers and Technology at New America, on ShiftLabs, a new initiative addressing the most pressing questions related to automation.

As part of their work with New America, Baker Future Fellows worked with the ShiftLabs team to develop and refine New America’s overall ShiftLabs structure and approach while preparing for the Miami convening. Fellows performed data analysis and policy research, wrote thought pieces, and participated in weekly skill-building sessions to cultivate their leadership capacity.

About the Future Fellows

Get to know the Future Fellows here.