Detroit Data Fellows Program


Friday, April 14, 2017

The Detroit Data Fellows Program is a two-year full-time post-graduate fellowship during which participants will work with a specific city agency to:

  1. Better utilize data from administrative and other sources to identify the causes of, and develop solutions to, pressing social problems;
  2. Expand the use of data in the City’s policy-planning processes;
  3. Increase the access to, and understanding of, data for city personnel and Detroit residents; and
  4. Strengthen the City’s relationship with the University of Michigan and other universities with a strong emphasis on public policy and data analysis.

In 2017 the program will place one fellow with the Detroit Police Department to create and implement dashboards for a diverse set of divisions and commanding officers in order to inform leadership of current practice. The fellow will:

  • Conduct interviews with key personnel to better understand priorities for each department
  • Create indicators based on qualitative interviews
  • Connect a diverse array of databases to Tableau, Domo, or equivalent software
  • Publish dashboards in Tableau and update them as needed based on feedback from initial rollout

This position provides an annual stipend of $50,000 and a benefits package.

For more information, please visit the Youth Policy Lab website.