DoIT Internships

The Department of Innovation & Technology is offering competitive paid and unpaid internships to highly motivated and qualified students. Gain first-hand experience, receive valuable on-the-job training and learn about the emergence of innovation in municipal government.

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Internship Opportunity
City of Boston, Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT)

Tentative start/end dates: January – April 2015 (2-3 days a week on-site in City Hall


The City is ready to host its’ second ever HubHacks, a series of events meant to connect the innovation community of Boston and create opportunities for technology and civic partnership. The City invites everyone to help shape how City leadership uses data to track our progress against these goals and push us forward. Technologists, visualization experts, policy experts, and community members are all welcome to join teams that will integrate important data sets from the City and other partners and turn them into workable tools that will inform the creation of future Dashboards for the Mayor, Cabinet, and Public.

DoIT is looking for two Interns who will help us prepare for and execute HubHacks 2 (for more information on Boston’s first HubHacks read here: http://hubhacks.challengepost.com/) In this Internship you will:


  • Meet with and interview Senior Staff to prepare data sets and requirements for HubHacks 2
  • Work with data to develop tags & descriptions
  • Create documentation on “how to get started”
  • Play an integral role in HubHacks 2

We will support you by:

  • Giving you direction for deliverables along with access to Senior Staff
  • Challenging you professionally which will help us build a successful HubHacks 2 together
  • Providing you with regular check ins and feedback

Strong candidates are upper level undergrad or grad students that have some combination of (but are not limited to):

  • Technical Writing
  • Programming
  • SQL (comfort writing queries)
  • Basics of API
  • Project management
  • Requirements gathering/Interviewing
  • This internship requires Boston residency and will be on-site for 2-3 days a week in City Hall.

Interested candidates please send a resume and one paragraph introduction to Frank Woods, Talent Acquisition Manager – Frank.Woods@Boston.Gov

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who is:

  • INNOVATIVE - offers unique outside perspectives and experiences to DoIT.

  • ENERGETIC - provides enthusiasm and focused energy to high-priority initiatives.

  • VERSATILE - analyzes priority projects that require the involvement of multiple, key stakeholders.

  • ANALYTICAL - dedicated to becoming a change agent; suggesting improvements to commonly held assumptions.


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