Policy Fellows will assist program managers, data analysts, and other City staff in building an open and comprehensive inventory of City services, conducting assessments of the accessibility, usability, and organizational alignment of each service, and developing iterative, user-centered policy to ensure accessibility and usability across City services in the years to come.

An ideal candidate is passionate about the opportunities for design, technology, and policy in government, and motivated by the challenge of analyzing hundreds of city services. They have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Data Collection
  • Usability Analysis
  • Accessibility Analysis
  • Policy Analysis
  • Community Engagement

Working under the guidance of the Program Manager, Policy Fellows will have opportunities to learn about longer-term careers at the City of Austin, and write about their learnings and reflections in in our Medium publication, civiqueso.

This is a paid, temporary position at $20 per hour, with an option to work between 20 and 40 hours per week. As a temporary position, it is not eligible for benefits. As a collaborative effort among several City departments, the work will be conducted at multiple City of Austin facilities, including the DeWitty Center, at 2209 Rosewood Avenue, the Office of Telecom & Regulatory Affairs, at 811 Barton Springs, the former Faulk Central Library, at 800 Guadalupe Street, and City Hall, at 301 W 2nd Street, with opportunities for working remotely throughout the fellowship term.

This work is a partnership between the City of Austin’s Office of Communications & Technology Management and Office of Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs. Learn more at


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