Product Management Fellowship and Apprenticeship

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

A product management fellowship with our team is an opportunity to grow your expertise in product development and management, design, digital services, public policy, and help improve the lives of millions of New Yorkers. Projects will focus on the delivery, on-going success, and continuous improvement of government services.

What previous apprentices have had to say:

"The City's digital products are a front door for New Yorkers. You could not ask for a better way to develop best practices in digital product management while contributing to equity and access through government."

2018 Apprentice

"If you’ve ever wondered how you could apply your design expertise for social good, this is the place to learn and grow. I quickly gained valuable skills and truly felt like part of the team every step of the way. Ultimately the experience shaped how I view design and my own personal commitment to advancing social equality."

2017 Apprentice

Fellowships are temporary, paid positions that entail a 5-day/week commitment starting March 4, 2019, through August 23, 2019.

Apprenticeships are temporary, paid positions that entail a minimum of 3-day/week commitment starting March 4, 2019, through May 31, 2019, with the potential to extend through summer.


Based on your skills and interests, responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to product strategy and success metrics, including Key Performance Indicator (KPI) models, monthly analytics, roadmaps, etc.
  • Assist with vendor and stakeholder management.
  • Assist in sprint management—working across teams to assure sprints are completed on time and to specification.
  • Participate in the development and execution of quality assurance (QA) testing of products.
  • Assist in defining feature and functionality requirements.
  • Participate in user research and synthesis.
  • Assist in the creation of prototypes, design assets, and project documentation.
  • Collaborate in the creation of product development and management documents, including roadmaps, project briefs, and user stories.

  Education and Experience

Fellowships and apprenticeships are open to current students and recent graduates with an interest in these disciplines: product management and development, public policy, and social impact.

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

  Skills We're Seeking

Commitment to the mission of advancing greater equality and opportunity through best-in-class digital products and human-centered design practices in government.

Previous experience with project management or product management, involving the design and development of technology projects.

Ability to develop metrics and produce reports for products and initiatives.

Turning user research insights and data into new product features or enhancements.

Technical and design fluency to support product vision and development.

Interest in using plain language to help residents access and interact with government services.

  How to Apply

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