Become a Fellow
Use your skills to directly impact everyday people’s lives and transform government from the inside out
How It Works
The Code for Australia fellowship is a full-time, paid program for experienced technologists and designers.
Cross-functional teams of three are embedded in local and state governments for 6-12 months to develop digital tools that help deliver key public services to those who need it most.
Diversity at Code for Australia
Diversity in our partnerships
Diversity in the tech sector
Diversity in our organisation
“Everyone really wants to make a difference so it brings a lot of energy. It’s a great opportunity to share your skills but at the same time, acquire a lot of new skills.”
– Irina Anastasiu, Fellow, Moreton Bay Regional Council
Who are Fellows?
Fellows are mission-driven digital professionals with multi-disciplinary experience in development, design, user experience, research and product management. Fellows are curious, creative, entrepreneurial, and have a demonstrated commitment to teamwork and respectful communication. We welcome and support technologists from traditionally underrepresented communities.
Where do Fellowships happen?
Fellows are based where their respective government partner is located with travel to our HQ in Melbourne. So far, we’ve run Fellowships throughout Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales.
I already have a job - can I be a Fellow?
Some of our Fellows have taken secondment or sabbatical opportunities from organisations with flexible working practices. It’s usually a HR or senior management call. Here is something you may want to use.
When is the next Fellowship?
We run Fellowships on an ongoing basis. The next Fellowship may start in a couple of weeks or in a few months.
Is this a volunteer thing?
Definitely not – Fellowships are a full-time, paid opportunity.
I live overseas - can I be a Fellow?
We welcome Fellows from all over the world! We’re not in a position to sponsor anyone, but if you are eligible to work in Australia, we’d love to hear from you.
How do I apply?
As we’ve grown in size, we’ve been overwhelmed by applications of incredible people who want to join us. We’ve currently closed applications while we work through the current applicants, and work to find more opportunities for Fellowships. Stay tuned via our newsletter or by joining us on Slack to find out when we’ll open applications again.
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