Thank you for your interest in the FUSE Fellowship. Below you’ll find 40 project descriptions in the following cities: Denver, Fremont, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Long Beach, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Stockton, Washington D.C. 

Remember: Even if you’re interested in more than one position, you only need to submit one application. You’ll have the opportunity to indicate other areas of interest on the application.

Before you apply, please note:

  • We have a rolling placement model. That means jobs may close quickly, so submit your application as soon as you know you’re interested.
  • Our government partners have approved the projects listed, but in the unforeseen event that a project’s status changes, we will communicate those changes with applicants.
  • The FUSE Fellowship is a 12-month contractual commitment that begins on September 25, 2017.
  • Fellows are retained as independent contractors of FUSE Corps and are paid an annual stipend of $90,000 (with the exception of Fellows working on projects in San Francisco, who are hired as employees of the City and County of San Francisco).

Curious to learn more about the FUSE Fellowship program? Listen to these webinars.

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Current FUSE Fellows: What is the fellowship experience like?

FUSE Alumni: What do I do post-fellowship? 

CURRENT OPENINGS

Denver, CO

Designing Denver’s Future Transportation System

Denver, CO
The Mile High City is growing quickly, and with this growth comes the urgent need for a smart transportation plan. Help design a cohesive strategy that accounts for all the different modes of transit for the 300,000 commuters every day.
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Fremont, CA

Designing a Maker Education Program for Middle Schools

Fremont, CA
Fremont Unified School District wants to help its students become hands-on, inquisitive learners. Help design a strategic plan to create a Maker Education curriculum for the district’s middle schools.
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Indianapolis, IN

Identifying Innovative Financing Models to Benefit Public Parks

Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis wants to create a park system that brings improved health and wellness to its residents. The city is looking for a creative financier who will help the city lead the charge in identifying funding models that will benefit its public parks.
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Long Beach, CA

Designing Coordinated Systems of Services to Benefit Seniors

Long Beach, CA
Long Beach wants to ensure that its elderly residents, especially those who live below the poverty line, will have access to the services they need. Help improve the quality of life for senior residents of Long Beach by designing a coordinated system of health and social services.
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Attracting and Retaining Talent to Drive Government Innovation

Long Beach, CA

The City of Long Beach is the second largest in the city, with 3,900 regular employees, and wants to foster a more innovation-led result-oriented workforce. Help bring this culture change by redesigning the city’s hiring process into one that’s efficient and adaptive to the changing personnel needs of the city.

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Los Angeles, CA

Developing Leaders to Drive Transportation Safety

Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation is in the midst of a major workforce change. Help create a robust leadership training academy that will prepare the 300 managers to face the disruptive transportation technologies.
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Improving Services Through Smart City Technology

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles has worked hard to integrate new technologies to city infrastructure, but many of the projects need attention. Help the city create a Smart City Roadmap, launch projects, and create public-private partnerships that allow for a sustainable future.
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Strengthening Business Relations Using Strategic Marketing and Communications

Los Angeles, CA
The City of L.A. wants to strengthen its small businesses by developing better communications. Help modernize and improve its communications to avoid wasted hours at City Hall, and heavy financial penalties, and to keep small businesses thriving.
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Improving Patient Access to Health Care Services

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles wants to redesign the way patients access health care within the system, transform the process into one that’s efficient, compassionate, and patient-centered. Help develop a workflow that will elevate the patient experience.
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Improving Reentry Programs to Expand Employment Opportunities

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County wants to place 50,000 formerly incarcerated residents into jobs that will help them re-enter society successfully. Help L.A. County ensure that those who have been convicted of crimes that are now considered misdemeanors have a chance to improve their lives and contribute to their community.

 

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Developing a Training and Recruiting Plan to Help the Homeless

Los Angeles, CA
In the coming years, Los Angeles will have access to hundreds of millions of dollars to help its 45,000 homeless people. Help the city develop a plan to recruit and train hundreds of staff workers who will provide critical services, such as health workers, case managers, and housing locators, to work toward a solution to end the homeless crisis.
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Developing a Cyber Security Strategy to Protect Transportation Infrastructure

Los Angeles, CA
It’s time to modernize L.A.’s automated tracking system to protect the city and its residents from the threat of hacking. Help create a comprehensive business plan to address the need for investment in cyber security that would help the city safeguard its transportation system.
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Creating a Model for Inclusive Civic Engagement

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles believes the best way to have a strong government is to give residents tools to engage daily. Help develop a strategy for increased civic engagement among city departments to create city where every resident has a voice.
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Promoting Health Systems Through Improved Staffing Practices

Los Angeles, CA
There are 22,000 full-time staff and 8,000 contractors employed by L.A. County Department of Health Services. To meet the demands of this vast and complex work force, help create a methodology and a data dashboard that provides insight into the use and cost of contract staff compared to full-time County employees.
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Strengthening Primary Care Services for Vulnerable Populations

Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services serves more than 670,000 patients a year, most of them low income, and has been working to streamline and improve the quality of its patient services. Help design and implement the strategies that will develop its most important initiatives.
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Developing Innovative Approaches to Clean Streets and Livability

Los Angeles, CA
One big challenge in Los Angeles is providing services to protect the homeless and their living areas while addressing public access to schools, sidewalks, homes and businesses. Help improve the city’s Clean Streets operations, identify best practices, and maximize its effectiveness.
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Designing Data-Driven Strategy to Improve Public Health

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles has begun taking advantage of publicly generated information and other data sources to identify potential sources of food-related problems. Help the city use data analysis to monitor public health trends across the city to benefit the health of its residents.
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Improving Health Care for Inmates to Decrease Recidivism

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County has been working to improve chronic health, mental health, substance abuse and homelessness issues that debilitate inmates. Help create an improved inmate processing system that optimizes the experience for patients and helps guarantee they receive the care and support they need.
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Lifting Minimum Wage Workers Out of Poverty Through Wage Enforcement

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles has enacted a $15 per hour minimum wage by 2020 to help 600,000 Angelenos rise out of poverty. Help the city avoid wage theft or denial of wages owed to an employee, and devise a plan to make sure businesses stick to the new law.
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Designing a Strategy to Use City Real Estate Assets to Raise Revenue

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles owns a variety of underused but valuable real estate that can be used to raise funds for the city. Help the city better leverage its real estate to be used for things like affordable housing, retail, and other commercial ventures.
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Creating a New Asset Management Model to Support Affordable Housing

Los Angeles, CA
To alleviate homelessness and to create more affordable housing for the most vulnerable populations, Los Angeles needs a new model. Help design a comprehensive asset management model that will allow the agency to make the most of its data to generate more income for affordable housing.
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New Orleans, LA

Transforming Public Transportation Systems to Better Serve City Residents

New Orleans, LA
The public transportation agency that operates bus and streetcar services needs a major overhaul. Use your systems thinking to help New Orleans transform its public transportation systems to better serve city residents.
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Designing a Strategy to Modernize the City’s Fleet

New Orleans, LA
New Orleans needs a complete overhaul of its declining fleet system. Revamping the system and creating a shared vehicle pool would help increase fuel efficiency, save money, increase fleet use, and avoid misuse. Help reimagine and redesign how the city’s fleet is managed and operated.
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Modernizing and Streamlining Police Department Processes

New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Police Department, a pioneer in police reform, wants to be even more responsive to the needs of its community. Help modernize and digitize its processes so officers can better serve the city’s residents.
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Building a Resilient, Energy-Efficient, Self-Sufficient Utility Service

New Orleans, LA
New Orleans wants to reduce its carbon footprint by finding efficient and cost-effective ways to reduce its energy load. Help the city identify opportunities for improvement, and make a solid business case for new strategic initiatives.
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Philadelphia, PA

Promoting Job Creation to Achieve Growth with Equity

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia wants to provide better job opportunities for underserved populations that align with the growth sectors in the economy. Help the city make progress by deepening partnerships with local businesses, industry organizations, educational institutions and city agencies.
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Pittsburgh, PA

Developing a Strategic Plan for Clean, Safe, and Functional Public Facilities

Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh wants to uplift its city-owned facilities. Help design and launch a strategic plan to improve the 300-plus buildings that’s cost-efficient, safe, and focused on service delivery.
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Transforming Public Housing to Provide Better Services for Residents

Pittsburgh, PA

Home rental prices in Pittsburgh are rising quickly, and the city needs to address the decreasing number of affordable units. Help the city find creative ways to increase access to affordable housing, and more flexibility in financing affordable housing projects.

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Expanding Workforce Opportunities In the New Economy

Pittsburgh, PA
In the next 10 years, 250,000 people will retire in Pittsburgh. Help the city strengthen the pipeline of skilled workers by aligning a variety of existing strategies and programs that will ensure its survival in a changing economy.
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San Francisco, CA

Designing Citizen-Driven Technology Innovations

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco is ground zero for technology breakthroughs, but the city wants to be thoughtful about how tech affects residents’ lives. Help the city design citizen-engagement platforms to understand the social value of tech innovations, and be a leader in the Smart Cities movement.
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Designing a Framework for Equity In City Services

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco’s economy is booming, but there’s a gap in gender identity, race, ethnicity, immigration status, and other socio-economic indicators. Help design the framework of a groundbreaking program called Engineering for Equity to create a more equitable city.
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Connecting and Communicating Housing Resources to Those In Need

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco is the most expensive city to live in the U.S., and there’s an urgent need to make affordable housing more available to city residents. Help bring transparency to the city’s work, and help connect residents to more of its available resources.
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Strengthening Emergency Services

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco needs to boost its emergency response time to protect the city’s most vulnerable residents in times of crisis. Help create a strategic plan to improve the department’s 911 emergency response performance levels.
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San Jose, CA

Expanding After-School and Summer Programs to Bolster Academic Achievement

San Jose, CA
San Jose wants to improve its educational outcomes by engaging with students outside traditional classrooms at an early age. Help the struggling youth of San Jose achieve academic and career success by designing innovative after-school and summer programs.
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Designing an Innovative Transportation System for Groundbreaking Projects

San Jose, CA
With its close proximity to highways, light rail commuter lines and major tech companies, San Jose wants to improve transportation. Help the city design a roadmap that leverages smart partnerships and innovative projects to that end.
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Seattle, WA

Developing a Roadmap for Smart Cities Technologies

Seattle, WA
As Seattle’s population grows, the city needs a progressive roadmap for Smart Cities technology and innovation. Help assess the city’s use of connected devices and sensor technologies and design a plan to better deploy new devices in the future.
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Stockton, CA

Providing Residents With the Skills to Secure High-Quality Jobs

Stockton, CA
Stockton ranks 94th out of 100 cities when it comes to providing its labor force with the skills they need to perform the best available jobs. Help design a program that will empower residents to learn the critical skills they need to secure high-quality jobs.
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Launching the Stockton Promise Initiative to Improve the Lives of Young People

Stockton, CA
Stockton wants to lift its residents out of poverty. With the launch of Stockton Promise, an educational program that connects at-risk kids to higher education opportunities, help provide higher educational opportunities to students in need, and reconceive how education is provided to children from cradle to career.
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Washington, DC

Helping Small Businesses Succeed Through Training and Funding

Washington, DC
Washington D.C. wants to uplift its small businesses by connecting them to opportunities to rebuild and grow. Help make an impact by developing a plan to deploy the most successful programs and make the best use of resources.
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Modernizing Customer Service Systems in our Nation’s Capital

Washington, DC
Our nation’s capital wants to be more human-centered in the way it connects its services to residents and businesses. Help improve the  process and technology to its operations in order to provide a customer service experience that is more in line with the modern retail sector.
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