City of Austin Digital Inclusion Initiative VISTA (Paid Year-long Opportunity)



Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


United States


The Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs (TARA) Office's Digital Inclusion Program vision includes every Austin resident having an opportunity to be fully engaged in digital society, with access to and use of digital and communications technology. The Program facilitates research related to technology access and use, community engagement to coordinate city-wide efforts and leverages existing resources to achieve the City’s Digital Inclusion goals. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team that is on the front line of efforts to bridge the digital divide in Austin, Texas. For more information on the City of Austin's VISTA project visit:

Member Duties : Increase the overall capacity of the City of Austin’s (CoA) Digital Inclusion Program. Main responsibilities expanding the office’s Customer Relationship Management, community outreach (including development of marketing and outreach collateral), research and analysis related to digital inclusion. The VISTA will support CoA Digital Inclusion staff with review and analysis of 2017 Residential Technology Survey findings and leveraging opportunities in Austin to further the goals of the Digital Inclusion Program. 

Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Training , Living Allowance .   *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit 

In return for their service, VISTA members in Austin receive a modest living allowance of about $1100/month before taxes and have the option of receiving an AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend after completing their service. Our members are also able to receive a free annual city bus pass to assist with transportation needs. 


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  • Training Provided