More Information about the Fellowship

Who are we looking for?

Anyone with the skills and passion to make government in the Caribbean  work better using technology. Prospective Fellows should enjoy working in a collaborative environment, and must also have the discipline and initiative to be self-starters. We don’t care if you’re a recent graduate trying to dip your toes into the development pool, or a seasoned practitioner who just wants to give back. All our Fellows will want to see make a difference for the Caribbean and improve the way government works.

How do I apply?

The application process begins with the completion of a simple web form. We’re looking for information about your past experiences and work product, as well as a clear indication of interest in the program. Candidates advancing in the process will be asked for interviews and references. Please see the timeline section below.

Do I need to be a coder?

We need folks who can bring new technologies into civil service and help spread change. As we create serious and innovative technology for the organization, we will certainly need high-caliber developers and programmers. But we are building small project teams here, so we’re not just looking for coders. We’ll also need strong skills in research to determine the needs of the client, project management skills to translate those needs into features, design skills to fashion those features into a usable application, and analytical skills to integrate that application into a sustainable system. We need passionate, smart, diplomatic people who get how technology can help government work better, and can convince others of the value of trying something new. If you’ve made it this far then, coder or not, we probably need YOU.

Where would I be working?

The program is based out of Kingston, Jamaica, where fellows will spend the majority of their time in order to share of resources across the teams, engage in training and development exercises, and connect with mentors and speakers from the technology and development sector.

Do I have to be Resident In Jamaica to apply

Fellows are required to reside in Kingston, Jamaica for the duration of the fellowship. As a startup, Code for the Caribbean cannot cover accommodation costs, but we hope that will change as the program grows.

Non-Jamaican residents with the necessary paperwork to participate in the fellowship are welcome to apply. Please feel free to email us for more details on this.

More questions?

Great - that means you’re still interested! This is the first year for Code for Caribbean so we don’t have all the answers yet, but have no fear - we are working hard to put all the pieces together. Feel free to send in all your queries that we didn’t catch HERE. We look forward to hearing from you.