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The current round of Fellowship applications are now closed. Applications will re-open on a rolling basis throughout the year as we identify new projects.

Program Overview

What: The Code for America fellowship is a full-time paid year of service for professionals in the technology industry, including developers, designers, product managers, and related roles. Cross-functional teams of three are embedded in local governments to develop digital tools that help cities and counties deliver key public services across health, economic development, and safety and justice.

Why: The Fellowship is your chance to use your skills to directly impact everyday people’s lives and transform government from the inside out. Our partnerships create cultural and structural change in local government by pairing technologists with government teams who want to create great services for the public, and enabling them to rapidly deploy technology that is easy to use, that works in real time, and that operates at a fraction of the cost that governments are used to.

Who: Fellows are mission-driven digital professionals with multi-disciplinary experience in engineering, design, user experience, research, GIS and product management. Fellows are curious, creative, entrepreneurial, and have a demonstrated commitment to teamwork and respectful communication. We welcome and support technologists from traditionally underrepresented communities. The one restriction: you must be eligible to work in the United States in 2017.

When: Start times for the next cohort of fellows will be August 2016 and February 2017. The fellowship is 9-month, full-time commitment. 

Where: Fellows are based in San Francisco with extensive travel to their assigned city. Travel costs are covered by Code for America. 

Salary: The salary for fellows is a $5K per month stipend, plus benefits. 

How to Apply: Applications for the August 2016 and February 2017 start dates are now closed. If you'd like to be notified when applications re-open, please fill out our interest form. 

Questions: If you have questions about the fellowship or the application, email

None of this works without you.

Seriously, it takes a village. Here are a few Code for America fellows who make it happen.

Shelly Ni

Pittsburgh Team, Code for America

Sophia Dengo

Miami-Dade County Team, Code for America

Alex Soble

2015 Fellow, Code for America

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Our team is passionate about improving the way government works. We're fueled by the desire to make people's lives better. Does this sound like the kind of place you'd like to work? (Hint: Yes, it does.)

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Team Code for America

Work with people who are fueled by the desire to make others' lives better. Here are a few Code for America staff who make it happen.

Tiffany Andrews

Product Manager, Safety and Justice, Code for America

Tomas Apodaca

Senior Engineer, Code for America

Daniella DeVera

Visual Designer, Code for America

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