If you’re interested in working for the federal government with an agency that doesn’t have the institutional legacy of entrenched bureaucracy and truly gets design and open source innovation, and has a direct impact on American consumers, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has just the opportunity for you.
Here are seven reasons why you should apply:
- CFPB openly supports a distributed work environment for its fellows. After an initial onsite immersion, fellows can work from wherever they please (but still get to visit DC once a quarter).
- It’s a two-year program, which means you have enough time to have a sustainable impact.
- You’re required to use the latest open source technologies, such as GitHub and WordPress, because they actually use these on a day-to-day basis.
- They are committed to open source and even have an established policy for that.
- This line in the FAQs: “If you like to learn new tools and technologies and pick them up very easily, we want to hear from you.”
- Their approach to design is probably better than anyone else in the federal government and they actually have a design manual that every agency should mimic (related: this “Design at CFPB” video).
- Mike Byrne works there!
Application deadline is July 14. Apply here.
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