The Fellowship: A place of opportunity for creative and critical thinkers

Each step that is taken towards fulfilling our mission at Code for Australia, couldn’t be made possible without the help of hardworking, and talented contributing individuals. Our Fellowship program isn’t just an opportunity exclusive to coders and tech savvy minds; we extend our opportunities to critical and creative thinkers from many professional backgrounds. The government departments that we have teamed up with are in need of some passionate, outgoing, critical and creative thinkers, and if you feel you have what it takes to work in government and contribute to making a difference for the betterment of society, then the Fellowship program is definitely for you.

Fellows are sent on a fixed salary to work with partnered government departments, to help them tackle civic problems through using modern solutions. Our most recent government organisational  partnerships include: the Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC), and the Office of Environment Heritage (OEH).

These are some of the things a Fellow might expect in working in government under the Fellowship program:

  • Liaising with government figures and associates, and stakeholders

  • Planning and coordinating events

  • Designing strategies to solve civic problems

  • Analytical research

  • Engaging the community to work with respective departments to discuss and potentially implement positive change for the community

These are some of the crucial skills and qualities we look for in a Fellow:

  • Critical and Creative thinker

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Honest, fair, and reasonable

  • Excellent time management

  • Passionate about community well-being projects

  • In tune with local affairs relevant to civic issues present in contemporary society

  • General understanding of common modern technology and its application to improving the livelihood of contemporary society

Code for Australia is an organisation of opportunity, and we welcome all creative and critical thinkers of diverse backgrounds. If you’re passionate about community well-being projects, and interested in engaging in some of the activities mentioned above, please sign-up to the Fellowship program.

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