FAQ'S

 

Candidates

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A CANDIDATE?

Fellows come from a range of fields including software development, design, data science, product management, and GIS. 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 Australia.

CAN FOREIGN FELLOWS APPLY?

Yes. We encourage candidates from around the world to apply. Foreign candidates are responsible for obtaining their own visa into Australia. If you receive a fellowship you must be up for navigating this challenge.

WHO OWNS THE PRODUCTS THAT COME OUT OF THE FELLOWSHIP?

All content that is created within the fellowship remains under a Creative Commons license

ONCE I APPLY, WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR THE FELLOWSHIP REVIEW?

June - Applications Begin
Early July - Applications Close
Mid July - Fellowships Begin

FELLOWSHIP DESIGN

WHAT DOES SPENDING TIME AS A CODE FOR AUSTRALIA FELLOW LOOK LIKE?

What: The Code for Australia fellowship is a full-time paid year of service for experienced technologists. 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. Fellows have improved the permitting processes for small business owners, made it easy for parents to enroll their children in schools, connected families with food assistance, and helped people avoid unnecessary bench warrants.

Where: Fellows are based in Melbourne with extensive travel to their assigned City, including a month of residency in February 2015.

When: The 2016 Fellowship begins on July 15th in Melbourne.

WHERE DO FELLOWS WORK FROM?

In order to undertake the fellowship, the fellows are required to move to Melbourne for the initial months of training, the Fellows will then move to their partner city for research and for the opportunities and resources that the city provides, such as mentors in our network, other like-minded entrepreneurs, and many learning and cultural opportunities.