Overview of Role
Labs is currently seeking civic-minded, tech-literate interns for the Winter/Spring of 2018 to join our teams working on Delta.NYC and CivicXcel. Throughout the winter, interns working across these two programs will help manage partnerships and build relationships with a wide range of tech professionals, assist with event management and program evaluation, provide administrative support when necessary, and contribute to various communications for both programs. Interns will have substantive engagement with accelerator execution, product management, and volunteer management while working at the heart of NYC’s civic tech ecosystem. We’re looking for dynamic graduate and upper-level undergraduate interns who appreciate the unique challenges and opportunities of designing and developing technology for the public good. Applicants should have the desire to work in a young, lean, and dynamic nonprofit that works collaboratively across sectors.
Assist with various aspects of project management for Delta.NYC and the Civic Accelerator
Organize and contribute to meetings with a variety of for-profit, nonprofit, and government partners and technology professionals
Provide event and meeting support or other logistical duties as assigned
Assist in the execution of training and professional development programs for individuals from a variety of backgrounds learning about and advancing civic tech solutions
Conduct research and perform investigative work around resources for early-stage startups addressing civic and social needs
Create written communications and background memos for generalist audiences
Provide administrative and other programmatic supportive functions as assigned
Outstanding organizational skills, commitment to high-quality work, and an eye for detail
Availability on evenings and Saturday afternoons, as some CivicXcel workshops happen outside of regular work hours
Proven ability to manage short and long term projects, shifting priorities, and varied workflow.
Work well as part of a team in a multi-tasking, detail-oriented environment with a willingness to learn and seek clarification wherever necessary.
Excellent research and writing skills.
Ability to assist in logistical planning for meetings, convenings, and conferences.
Self-starters, who are excited to take on responsibility and able to execute independently when necessary, a must.
Sense of humor appreciated.
Nice to have: programming or web design skills.
Membership to Civic Hall, the full benefits of which are listed here
A stipend to cover travel/food expenses
How to Apply
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample of no more than five pages to email@example.com. Civic Hall Labs is an equal opportunity employer, and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.
About Civic Hall Labs
Civic Hall Labs is a nonprofit that builds technology for public good and helps others do the same. Civic Hall Labs supports a set of public issue-focused Labs that allow technologists and subject matter experts to experiment, collaborate, and innovate around major public challenges. Labs works as an intermediary between technology and public problems, blending the best practices in tech with the considerations and constraints of the public interest.
Civic Hall Labs envisions a future where the use of technology by all creates a more democratic, just, and equitable society. True to that principle, Civic Hall Labs is committed to equity and weaving together a community that values diverse perspectives and experiences. We actively seek a diverse pool of applicants from or who have worked closely with historically marginalized groups, including but not limited to people with disabilities, people of color, LGBTQ people, first- or second-generation immigrants, and people from low-income families.
Delta.NYC is a pro bono tech program that bridges the digital divide between the technology and public interest sectors. We bring together digital professionals to execute well-scoped, short-term projects for NYC public interest organizations. Our program model is designed to make it easier for organizations and digital professionals to collaborate on digital projects that make a measurable difference in achieving their missions.
CivicXcel is designed to help the next generation of civic innovators create a more just, equitable, and democratic society by turning their concept from an idea in their head, to a solution in someone’s hands. It is a rigorous, six month, hands-on program designed to help an individual or team create a viable, tested proof of concept.In the first phase of the program, participants work side by side with experts in design thinking, ideation, and prototyping to create viable, well-researched, and tested prototypes. In the second phase, participants will work alongside successful entrepreneurs to identify a revenue model for a start-up or a strategy for a proof of concept, determining if they'll work best as a stand alone organizations, or as an internal project of an existing organization.