Are you a developer, designer, researcher or project manager? Do you want to make a difference and use your skills for good? We are seeking a new cohort of fellows for our 2015 Fellowship class, committed to discovering new ways that technology can help address the challenges that our governments face. Modern technology can help foster better collaboration and higher trust between citizens and their government. If you want to make a difference while doing what you love, this is your chance — use your skills to build technology that helps local governments work better for the communities that they serve. Fellows and government staff work together to foster new approaches to problem solving, build apps and effectively use technology and data to address social issues. In past years, teams have worked on increasing access to social services, exploring alternatives to incarceration, and providing new avenues for public input. Fellows come from a variety of backgrounds in technology. Some come from large well-known tech companies, consulting agencies, or startup environments, while others have experience working in government and/or social impact organizations. All of our fellows have a creative, entrepreneurial spirit and are passionate about the work that they do.
Why Become a CfA Fellow?
Civic Technology Training. You will start with a crash course in municipal government and gain practical understanding of the vital intersection of government and technology.
Connections. The biggest names in the tech industry and the civic technology movement will provide you with unparalleled networking, mentorship, and support.
Professional Development. You will develop lasting relationships and learn new skills in a creative and fast-paced environment.
Exercise Creativity. Working in small teams with with your government partners, you’ll conduct user research and decide what you build and how you build it.
A Labor of Love. You’ll not only build projects that matter and make the world a better place, but you’ll also have a lot of fun working with other passionate people.
Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PST on July 15, 2014. The Code for America Fellowship is an 11-month, full-time program located in San Francisco, CA. Have questions about the fellowship? See http://codeforamerica.org/fellows for more information, or ask us questions on our GitHub issues page https://github.com/codeforamerica/apply/issues. We'll be announcing events to provide more information on the fellowship shortly, thank you for your interest!