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The Public Interest Technology
University Network 

PIT-UN fosters collaboration between universities and colleges to build the field of public interest technology and nurture a new generation of civic-minded technologists.

Open Request for Proposal

Public Interest Technology
Career Fairs

New America’s PIT-UN is seeking proposals from PIT-UN member institution’s Career Placement or Career Counseling Service staff whose work touches students’ interest in public interest technology to provide a multi-institution or regional career fair(s) to connect students and employers who are interested in the work of improving people’s lives through technology.

Public Interest Tech and Civil Rights

PIT-UN at the SIDGE Symposium

The Public Interest Technology-University Network (PIT-UN) co-hosted four events over MLK Weekend, 2024 with the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Foundation.

 Watch panels & keynotes with leading public interest technologists Safiya Noble, Latanya Sweeney, Fallon Wilson, Afua Bruce & more. 

PIT-UN Network Challenge

Announcing the 2023 Grantees

PIT-UN is excited to announce 14 new grantees whose public interest technology projects will advance equitable innovation in technology across academia, government and civil society.

At a time when technology is shaping every facet of our lives, these projects demonstrate how PIT-UN is preparing a new generation of civic-minded technologists ready to shape a more just and equitable technological future.

2023 PIT-UN Convening

Videos & Photos are Live

Thank you to Boston University’s Faculty of Computing and Data Sciences for hosting the 2023 PIT-UN Convening. 

Videos of all the sessions, including transcripts of the keynotes, are available for review below.

PIT Careers Month

Career Fair Snapshot

Nearly 1,400 students and over 150 employers from nonprofits, government and industry were engaged during the inaugural PIT Careers Month in October, 2023. 

Funded by the PIT University Network (PIT-UN), six leading colleges and universities took critical steps in building career pipeline infrastructure for the fast growing field of PIT. 


June 29, 2023 | Online Event

Tech for Humanity Summit

The inaugural Tech for Humanity Summit will feature discussions between national and global leaders about creating a human-centered and equitable technological future, and the responsibilities we can each assume as individuals and organizations to create that future.
Join the Livestream to access the keynotes and panel discussions throughout the day of June 29, 2023. All registrants will receive recordings of all sessions and curated resources following the event. 

Our Impact


Member Institution Growth from 21 to 63 (2019-2023)


Grantees Funded
Across the Nation


Grantee Projects Funded Since 2019 

Member Only Benefits

PIT-UN members commit to the development of curricula, research agendas, and experiential learning programs in the public interest technology space. Any individual who is employed as faculty and staff at a member institution may be able to take advantage of the members-only opportunities. These include our annual Network Challenge Grants and thematic Requests for Proposal.

PIT Opportunities

Explore PIT opportunities, such as events, job openings, internships, and fellowships, available to members, students, faculty, and anyone interested in the growing space.

PIT Resources

Discover a variety of resources, such as case studies, curricula, reports, white papers, career one-sheets, and more, from PIT-UN members and grantees.

PIT-UN Members

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