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 or apprenticeship with our team is an opportunity to grow your expertise in product development and management, design, digital services, and 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 the City’s digital products and 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 and Apprenticeships are paid positions starting in the Spring of 2020 for three to five days per week. Apprenticeships are four-month commitments, with the potential to extend, and fellowships run for six months.

end through summer.


Based on your skills and interests, responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to product strategy and success metrics, including crafting product goals, monthly analytics, roadmaps, and more.
  • Assist with vendor and stakeholder management.
  • Assist in product development sprints —working to assure sprint items are delivering value 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 college or graduate students and recent graduates with an interest in these disciplines: product management and development, civic tech, 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.

Ability to turn 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.