Come join the Quorum development team next summer! Named the top D.C. startup to watch in 2016, Quorum has been called the “Google for Congress” by the Huffington Post and described as the “Moneyball Effect on K Street” by the Washington Post. Summer interns will build features to improve the understanding and accessibility of the legislative process that will be used by the House Majority Leader, House Democratic Whip, The United Nations Foundation, Toyota, General Motors, The First Focus Campaign for Children, Esty, and the Club for Growth. Applicants should have taken at least CS50/CS51/CS124 or equivalent by the start of the internship. Having completed previous internships in tech and having experience with either Django or the Reach front-end ecosystem is a plus. Quorum was founded in 2013 by two Harvard roommates and won the Harvard Innovation Challenge and the IOP’s Gov 2.0 grant.
2015 Intern Reflections:
Working at a place like Quorum is unique in that the work you do as an intern has real impact on the site and its users. By the end of the summer, every single person working at the company had made several serious contributions to the code base. Last summer, I calculated the legislative influence, liberalism and conservatism of every member of the past fourteen congresses and for every state legislator in over 1000 issue areas. In the process, I learned how to manage Amazon servers, how to work around the python GIL to parallelize code and what working with big data really looks like. Also, through the examination of congressional data, I learned a great deal about the political process itself and the current state of the U.S. Congress. For someone like me that is interested in both computer science and politics, working at Quorum was incredible."
Leo Hentschker '18
Working at Quorum this summer really allowed me to gain experience and knowledge about programming. It was a lot of work, but it was also a lot of fun. It was a great experience because it allowed me to really understand and appreciate start-up culture, which is very rewarding.
Jeffrey Chang '18