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Last updated: 12/7/18

Digital Team summer fellowships

The Digital Team is now accepting applications for its 2019 summer fellowship program!

We’re looking for students with a passion for doing impactful work. As a member of our team, you will have a direct effect on how people view Boston. You’ll also help shape the future of our City.

This summer, we need help with projects related to digital content, user experience, and data management. You can learn more about the fellowship at the bottom of this page. Or you can jump right to our application:

Apply online

Have questions? Contact us:

Timeline
  • Applications due: Friday, January 11, 2019, at 5 p.m.
  • Phone interviews: mid January
  • In-person interviews: late January to early February
  • Expected start date: Monday, June 10

How to apply

Who we need

You should be entrepreneurial, humble, curious, and a strong communicator. We’re looking for excellent relationship builders who are passionate about this community. We want fellows who are excited to tackle difficult problems and love learning new skills.

You should be willing to embrace complex and dynamic challenges. You’ll be expected to juggle multiple projects, and work in an open and collaborative environment.

This summer, we need help with projects related to digital content, user experience, and data management.

Want to apply?

Make sure to note want you want to focus on in our application:

Apply online

You can also email your cover letter and resume to digitalfellowship@boston.gov with “2019 Summer Fellowship” in the subject line. Have a specific project you’d like to tackle? Notice something about our online presence that you’re curious about? Let us know!

About the program

The Digital Team Summer Fellowship is an opportunity to work closely with City leadership and members of the Digital Team. You’ll help us improve how the community interacts with our government online, and even in-person.

Our fellows play a vital role in creating tangible outcomes, including:

  • piloting different technologies and tools
  • connecting with constituents, and
  • testing innovative approaches to solving problems.

We’ll consider you for the role that best fits your experience and interests. In all of these roles, you will apply and develop your skills while working on high-impact, high-visibility projects.

2018 summer fellows

Common questions

Who can apply?

This internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students in any major. But, we generally prefer applicants with relevant experience or education. We cannot sponsor visas for these positions.

What is the selection process?

We’ll notify applicants about initial phone interviews on a rolling basis. We plan to hold these phone interviews in early January. We’ll hold final candidate in-person interviews at City Hall in mid-to-late February. If you’re picked, we plan to notify you by the end of March.

How long is the internship?

This is an eight-week internship. We expect the program to start in mid June, but this is subject to change. If you’re selected, we’ll confirm the start date with you.

Is this a paid internship?

Yes! We provide direct funding for a limited number of fellowships. We also encourage you to apply if you have university or grant funding. Please note in your cover letter if you expect to have external funding.