Office Description

San José is the Capital of Silicon Valley and 10th largest city in the nation. The City operates on a budget of $4.3 billion, with 7,000 employees all serving over a million residents and businesses across 180 square miles. The City of San José is creating the civic technology foundation that helps our community thrive!

Projects Fellow Should Expect:

They will support City-wide efforts on digital privacy, data analytics, and racial equity, focusing on:

  • Supporting our Digital Privacy Office in creating and implementing foundational policy such as requirements for AI technology in the City
  • Supporting communication strategies to inform and educate residents about the technology used around them
  • Support developing and sharing best privacy practices with other jurisdictions
  • Report on effectiveness and equity of priority technology used in the City, such as certain cameras, audio recorders, and other sensing technology

Desired Skills:

  • Experience conducting research on policy topics
  • Experience telling a story and making a policy recommendation using data
  • Interest in data privacy, recent government regulation around privacy in CA and nationally
  • Interest in local government topics, such as resident data, transportation, access to resources and social programs
  • Experience developing or reviewing algorithms (e.g., predictive algorithms, computer vision, natural language processing, studying causality through statistics)
  • Strong communication skills – any experience in writing 1-page briefs, summaries, or memos
  • Competency in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel

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