Find a job or hire someone
As a growing, but still nascent field, it can be difficult to find your first foothold in civic tech. Many groups rely on volunteers to build and maintain tools. Still, we all need to make a living, and there may be more jobs out there than you think. Many nonprofits and social justice organizations are hiring larger tech, data, and design teams. Depending on the country you’re based in, electoral and issue campaigns may be staffing up. And even large tech companies have civicly-focused teams. Peruse the many job boards, listservs, and databases here to begin or upgrade your career in civic tech.
Volunteering your skills and time pro bono is another way to meet others in the field and establish the relationships and track record that will help you land a paying gig.
Code for All’s presentation on fellowship programs and the shift to bring these programs online: