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.
Zipfian Academy, the company that offers the 12-week immersive training for data science, has just announced 2 new programs.
- Data Fellows 6-Week Fellowship – A free and intensive program to fill in your knowledge gaps and match you up with a top company. Hurry, applications are due today (June 16, 2014).
- Data Engineering 12-Week Immersive – A 12-week program to prepare software engineers to handle big data.
See the original announcement on the Zipfian blog or attend an upcoming virtual information session.
Last week, I got the opportunity to visit the Zipfian Academy office and sit down with the team (Ryan, Jonathan, and Katie). The programs are going well, and they strongly believe in the immersive nature of their program. I would have to agree; the program appears to be working well and graduates have a 91% placement rate and an average starting salary of $115,000. They even referred to it as a new alternative to graduate school. The future of Zipfian is exciting as the team hinted at some plans in the coming months and years. Stay tuned to this blog or join the Zipfian mailing list for future information.
Here is a video of Ryan Orban, one of the Zipfian Academy cofounders, explaining the new programs.
The University of Chicago and Argonne National Labs are hosting Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship 2013. The Fellowship program is open to students at all levels whom are interested in working on real-world social problems. The program takes place in Chicago and the application deadline is April 1, 2013, so apply soon.