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NYC BigApps is the premier civic innovation competition in New York City that challenges designers, developers, academics, entrepreneurs, and New Yorkers at large to apply their know-how to improve New York City. Participants can submit solutions that leverage data and technology to solve for three major issues for New Yorkers: transportation, access to knowledge, and community resiliency, and winning teams will receive cash prizes, product development resources, and admission into Civic Hall Labs’ Civic Accelerator program to turn winning ideas into early stage startups.

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Host and Fellow Responsibilities

Host Organizations

  • Identify staff supervisor to manage I&E Climate Action Fellow
  • Submit fellowship description and tasks
  • Engage in the matching process
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Communicate with Berkeley program director and give feedback on the program.

Berkeley Program Director​

  • Communicate with host organizations, students, and other university departments to ensure smooth program operations

Student Fellows

  • Complete application and cohort activities
  • Communicate with staff and host organizations
  • Successfully complete assignments from host organization during summer practicum
  • Summarize and report summer experience activities post-fellowship