Fellowship

2015 TechChange summer fellowship for recent Graduates with Programming Skills

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Application Deadline: February 15, 2015.

The fellowship will run from June 8th – August 28th. Fellows will be announced by February 27th. 

Do you want to apply your programming skills to make a difference in the world? TechChange is excited to announce a summer fellowship program for recent graduates and rising college seniors. The fellowship will provide practical training in web development as well as a unique exposure to a range of applications and organizations using technology to tackle a variety of global challenges — from creating prosthetic limbs with a 3D printer to combating malaria with mobile devices.

As a fellow you will spend three months designing and implementing a web development project related to education, technology, and social good. TechChange staff will provide training, mentorship, and a series of events to support you in your process.

The fellowship also includes:

  • Training in Javascript (Node.js), PHP, Python, Django, Backbone.js, database management, and more
  • One-on-one mentorship with TechChange staff
  • Field trips to organizations working in technology and social change
  • An event series on a range of topics related to technology and social change
  • A $2,000 monthly stipend for 3 months
  • A round-trip plane ticket to DC from a location within the US
  • Support with job placement at the conclusion of the fellowship

Requirement

  • You’re someone who could spend your summer working at a top tech company, but making a difference in the world is more important to you. You have a solid foundation in web development or object-oriented programming, but you’re looking to expand your skills and understand how they might be applied to projects that address disease, hunger, unemployment, poverty, natural disasters, and other pressing issues.
  • You love to learn new things and challenge yourself.
  • You wake up every day excited to be part of a creative, collaborative community that is building something meaningful. And
  • you want to have a little fun along the way.

Read about the TechChange culture here.

You must:

  • Be a current junior, senior, or a recent graduate
  • Have at least one year of experience in computer science or web development
  • Possess an interest in international relations, international development, humanitarian work, and social good
  • Be self-starting and willing to have a little fun too

It helps if you also have (but absolutely not required):

  • Proficiency in Node.js, Django, or PHP
  • Experience with Browserify/CommonJS patterns
  • Familiarity with Grunt, Gulp, or other build tools
  • Knowledge of NoSQL databases
  • Teaching or curriculum design experience

The fellowship is open to non-US citizens based outside of the US willing to cover their own visa & travel processes and expenses. The fellowship is also open to non-US citizens based in the US with student visas or other legal working status.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2015 TechChange summer fellowship 

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