Code for America: accepting applications for 2011 fellows program

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Jun 21, 2010 GMT
Rikki Kite

Found this gem in my overflowing, post-vacation in-box today:

Code for America is a new non-profit organization, loosely based on Teach for America, which recruits talented web professionals to give a year of service building technology for city governments. We are now accepting applications for its 2011 fellows program. We're seeking developers, designers, product managers, data wranglers and researchers who wants to make a difference. It's a unique opportunity to build a new generation of Gov 2.0 apps to make city governments work better.

CfA fellows get a crash course in how cities work, mentorship and networking with the top names in tech and government, and a platform to launch companies and careers that will bring long-term innovation to the public sector. They also get a living-wage stipend, travel expenses, and healthcare for the year. Most of all, they get the chance to be heroes and heroines.

Applications are due August 15th, 2010. Please see http://www.codeforamerica.org/fellows for details.

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