TechChange International Summer Fellowship 2015 – Washington DC, USA

TechChange International Summer Fellowship 2015 – Washington DC, USA

Deadline: February 15, 2015

Applications for the summer 2015 TechChange summer fellowship are now open taking place from June 8th – August 28th.. Do you want to apply your programming skills to make a difference in the world? The Institute for Technology and Social Change (TechChange) is excited to announce a summer fellowship program for recent graduates and rising college seniors.

TechChange is a social enterprise based in Washington DC that specializes in building online certificate courses for individuals and organizations who want to make a positive difference in the world. 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.

Benefits

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

Eligibility

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

Application

Interested? Apply here now.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as they will be reviewing applications and selecting Fellows on an on-going basis. Fellows will be announced by February 27th.

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 TechChange Summer Fellowship.

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