Want to make an impact of social good this summer?

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.






5 responses to “Want to make an impact of social good this summer?”

  1. Philippe Van Impe Avatar

    Reblogged this on The Brussels Data Science Community and commented:
    nice initiaive

  2. Edhoot Avatar

    Great find Ryan.
    Are you going in as a mentor ?
    I am looking forward to ArangoDB for a main stream usage.

    1. Ryan Swanstrom Avatar

      No, I am not, but I think the program sounds fantastic. I also think ArangoDB is very neat.


  3. Alex R. Avatar

    I just at the beginning of a course about Data Science, so I know next to nothing, but I think is a great opportunity to interact with others in the field and with mentors as well. Thanks for the tip!

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