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Associate Product Managers

The Schmidt Futures Associate Product Manager (APM) program is a first-of-its-kind pathway for cohorts of university graduates to use their technical degrees for public benefit.



The Associate Product Manager program brings together talented young technologists for two years and matches them to rotational opportunities to solve hard social problems. APMs receive personalized leadership training, deepen their skills, engage with leaders across fields, and are mentored by distinguished figures in technology. They emerge from the program ready to manage technical teams, start businesses, take on leadership positions, and become social and policy entrepreneurs.

What you'll gain

Project leadership skills

You will be asked to collaborate with internal and external teams to conduct research and define product goals and success metrics. You’ll craft product roadmaps and craft requirements and you’ll have the opportunity to build lasting relationships across engineering, designs, marketing and policy experts. 

A community of like-minded technologists

Be part of our community helping us to shape the future of the Associate Product Managers program, mentor the next cohort.

Solve real problems

Your contribution will help us implement Schmidt Futures organizational and programmatic initiatives, in collaboration with teammates who have expertise ranging from policy and international relations to data science and education.

Hone your knowledge, skills, and abilities

Associate Product Managers “graduate” ready to manage teams, start businesses, lead organizations, and become social and policy entrepreneurs.

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Our impact

The Associate Product Manager program’s impact in the world includes:

25% decrease in North Dakota's prison population through an APM’s work with Recidiviz
850 farmers supported through an APM's work with PlantVillage

Application qualifications

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science (with graduation expected by June 2022) or an equivalent level of training and expertise.

A demonstrated ability or interest in applying science and technology to solve social problems.

Be based at the Schmidt Futures offices in New York and travel within the U.S. and internationally regularly as needed following company policy and permitting circumstances.

We are committed to looking holistically at applicants from diverse backgrounds, including international candidates, to build the strongest cohort. Candidates who do not meet all requirements but who can make a case for being considered for the position are encouraged to apply.

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