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Are you a developer, designer, researcher, or entrepreneur who wants to make a real difference? Code for America (CfA) was founded by Jennifer Pahlka in 2009. CfA believes that government would work better if it worked more like the internet — if it were more open, efficient and collaborative. They also recognize that cities are being asked to do more and more for their citizens with less and less money. In order to make city governments work better, CfA is building a new generation of Gov 2.0 apps. If you have a talent for tech and a passion for good government, CfA is accepting applications now for fellowships for 2013:

CfA fellows get a crash course in how cities work, mentorship and networking with the top names in tech and government, and a platform to launch companies and careers that will bring long-term innovation to the public sector. They also get a living-wage stipend, travel expenses, and healthcare for the year. Most of all, they get the chance to be heroes.

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Those chosen will need to be available full-time in the San Francisco Bay Area from January 2013 through November 2013. Applications are due by July 29, 2012. You can apply online here.

For a better understanding of what Code for America is all about, please watch the following video.