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Civic Innovation Corps – Design Internship

Coding it Forward

This is a Full-time position in Elizabeth, NJ posted February 20, 2021.

The Civic Innovation Corps is a paid, 10-week internship experience connecting mission-driven software engineers, data scientists, product managers, and designers to civic tech opportunities in city and state governments across the United States.As a Civic Innovation Corps member, you will use your data and technology skills to make government more effective and efficient for all while working with a host office to improve the products and services that residents interact with every day––from data analysis and visualization of economic recovery datasets in Miami to COVID-19 evictions analysis in Los Angeles.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in Corps-specific programming and professional development curated specifically for local and state context, and enjoy a community of like-minded mission-driven peers.**Design Position Description**Civic Innovation Corps members working on design projects will have the opportunity to work within several different disciplines depending on the need of their host team, including graphic design, branding, UX, UI, and product design.

Corps members should expect to work on a mix of projects, including those with established branding and design guidelines and those still developing their own systems.

Corps members will work closely with their host teams and incorporate feedback in a constant iterative process.
– Familiarity with any/all of the following practices: user experience, human-centered design, interaction design, user research, graphic design, data visualization, and service design;
– Contribute to research synthesis to generate insights and inform design decisions;
– Interest in using plain language to help members of the public access and interact with government services;
– Create prototypes, design assets, and documentation;
– Commitment to using human-centered design practices in government.**We value applicants who:**
– **Excel technically.** Whether it’s software engineering, data science, design, or product management, you bring a valuable skill set to the table.
– **Are driven by our mission.** You want to make a meaningful difference with your tech skills and are excited about public service and social impact.
– **Work independently and carefully.** You are proactive and take initiative in your work, build on your ideas to produce high-quality results, and can manage multiple tasks at once.
– **Are great to work with.** You’re collaborative and great with teams.

You’ll help make the Civic Innovation Corps more inclusive for the whole cohort.