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Digital team looking for 2017 summer web developer fellow

May 18, 2017

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We’re looking for a web developer to join us in building modern, easy-to-use web apps that get used by millions of people each year.

Digital Team 2017 Summer Fellowship

    Why join the team? You can help us overhaul existing apps (like this one or this one), or build entirely new services for City residents. In this role, you’ll work closely with our lead developer and our Digital Services product manager.

    Please keep in mind

    The deadline to apply for a fellowship is May 29, 2017, but we will be accepting and reviewing applications on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please email digital@boston.gov.

    How to apply

    Applicants should be curious, entrepreneurial, and humble. We want strong communicators who are excellent relationship builders.

    Send us your info

    Email your cover letter and resume to digital@boston.gov with “2017 Summer Fellowship” in the subject line. If you have a specific project you’d like to tackle, let us know.

    Need to know
    • This internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students in any major. However, we prefer applicants with relevant experience or education.
    • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply.
    • This is a paid fellowship.
    • Fellows will be expected to work at Boston City Hall during normal business hours.
    • We also encourage applicants with university or grant funding to apply. (Please note in your cover letter if you expect to have external funding.)
    Timeline
    • The deadline to apply for a fellowship is May 29, 2017, but we will be accepting and reviewing applications on a rolling basis.
    • This is an eight-week internship, with an expected start date of Monday, June 12, 2017. This date is subject to change, but we will confirm the start date with applicants when we offer them a fellowship.
    • We will hold phone interviews with prospective applicants on a rolling basis.
    • We plan to let applicants know they've been picked by the end of the first week of June.

    About the Summer Fellowship program

    Fellows in the Digital Team Summer Fellowship Program work closely with City leadership and members of the Digital Team.

    You'll work to improve how the Boston community interacts with government, from getting a marriage certificate to reporting a pothole.

    Our fellows play a vital role in:

    • developing special projects
    • piloting different technologies
    • developing new tools, and
    • testing innovative approaches to solving problems.