Once again, Data Science for Social Good will be hosting a fellowship during the summer of 2016. They have a summer program that trains data scientists by having them work on important and impactful projects. The fellowship is paid and it lasts 12 weeks in Chicago, Illinois. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2016, so you need to hurry if you are planning to apply. The projects vary every summer, but a list of potential and past projects include:
- Education Enrollment
- Government Spending
- Energy Usage
- Crime Prevention
- Maternal Mortality
- And many more….
Also, the program is looking for mentors. If you are an experienced data scientist in either academia or industry, you are encouraged to apply and spend your summer helping to work on some very important problems.
Again this summer, the University of Chicago is hosting the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Fellowship Program. DSSG is a 12-week training program for aspiring data scientist interested in working on problems in the non-profit and government sectors. The program is collaborative, creative, and project-based. All the fellows work on real problems from organizations seeking a social impact. And yes, fellows are paid and they receive a housing stipend.
DSSG looks for the following characteristics is applicants:
- Passion for doing social good
- Preferably a graduate student or a recent grad
- Some programming, stats, and data analysis skills (don’t have to be an expert)
- For more see the FAQs page
The deadline to apply for the fellowship is Feb 1, 2015.
If you are not new to data science, DSSG is also looking for mentors to help guide and lead the fellows.