Data Governance Fellow

The application window for the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity Fellowships is now closed.

Interested in putting your data, policy, programming or analytic skills toward improving the lives of your fellow New Yorkers?

TThe challenges faced by social service clients can cut across the purview of different City agencies. Many times, however, different agencies are unaware that they are working with the same clients. NYC Opportunity’s Enterprise Data Solutions (EDS) team attempts to break agency siloes through meaningful data sharing, integration, and analytic initiatives that help City agencies achieve better outcomes for individuals and families. We do this by identifying the core policy questions a new project is intended to solve, understanding the legal and technical challenges that need to be met, and building integrated data solutions that meet those requirements.

Fellowships are intended to be hands-on, paid apprenticeships. Fellows must be able to commit to working for a minimum of 6 months, full or part time, with a minimum of three days per week. The fellowship is paid by the hour and will begin in early to mid-February.


The Data Governance Fellow will assist the work of our Data Governance and Policy team which seeks to draft memos that outline compelling reasons for data sharing and develop governance strategies for managing data that builds trust among agency partners.

  • Support the development of policy memos that outline use cases for data sharing.
  • Conduct in-person user research with agency stakeholders to assess current and future data needs.
  • Assist with identification and creation of policies and procedures that outline how sensitive or private data should be handled.
  • Assist with presentations and content to distribute to policy stakeholders and other entities.
  • Track, monitor and report on legislation and City agency initiatives that may impact our work.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  Skills We're Seeking

Commitment to the mission of advancing greater equality and opportunity.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Familiarity with concepts such as relational database design, data models, business intelligence or data warehousing.

Ability to self-direct work.

Highly organized and detail-oriented.

  Education and Experience

Fellowships are open to undergraduate, graduate, and recent graduates in statistics, economics, information technology, data science, finance, political science, urban studies or a closely related field.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. We are unable to provide sponsorship to fellows.

  How to Apply

The application window for the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity Fellowships is now closed.