(Courtesy Bloomberg Philanthropies / Montage by Broken Sidewalk)
(Courtesy Bloomberg Philanthropies / Montage by Broken Sidewalk)
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Louisville is one of five cities that has teamed up with Bloomberg Philanthropies to tackle complex urban challenges. Now in the program’s second phase, help is needed to study vacant land and properties and substance abuse and jails around the city—and you can be a part of the team.

The city’s Innovation Delivery Team (i-team) is on the hunt for “Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Fellows” to help study these issues between April and October. But hurry, you only have until Friday, April 3 to submit an application. According to the call for fellows:

The city is seeking multiple high-performing candidates to conduct core assignments that support the i-team’s work in two related tracks of work: neighborhood revitalization with a focus on vacant and abandoned properties and substance abuse and jails. This is a six month paid assignment and will provide Fellows with experience in municipal government and civic innovation methodologies, as well as connect them with a broader network of other cities with i-teams.

Fellows will help with the following:

  • Work across city agencies to support collaborative problem solving, including regular communication with key stakeholders.
  • Conduct, write up and present research and interviews to help the project team develop a greater understanding of key issues, best practices and the potential impacts of policy.
  • Generate new ideas that support the project initiatives and evaluate them for feasibility.
  • Organize and conduct outreach for workshops, events and competitions.
  • Perform data analysis to uncover new insights, as well as measure and evaluate the impact of i-team initiatives.
    • Perform project reporting and administrative/support activities

To be eligible, you must have at least a bachelor’s degree and have a distinct interest in cities and civic innovation with two years or relevant work experience. More info about qualifications and the program can be found on the application page. Fellows will receive a stipend based on qualifications. Apply online here to be considered for the Bloomberg Philanthropies fellowship program.

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Branden Klayko

Founder and Editor at Broken Sidewalk
Branden founded Broken Sidewalk in 2008 while practicing architecture in Louisville. He continued the site for seven years while living in New York City, returning to Louisville in 2016. Branden is a graduate of the College of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, and has covered architecture, design, and urbanism for The Architect's Newspaper, Designers & Books, Inhabitat, and the American Institute of Architects.
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