TechChange Summer Fellowship 2016 – $2,000 monthly stipend

TechChange Summer Fellowship 2016 – $2,000 monthly stipend

Deadline: February 15, 2016

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 juniors and 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 this process.


The fellowship includes:

  • Training in Javascript, Node.js, PHP, React, Flux, 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 USD 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.


Candidates are required to meet the following criteria:

  • 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.
  • Be a US citizen or have legal working status in the US for the duration of the fellowship.

The following criteria are desirable:

  • Proficiency in Node.js, Django, or PHP;
  • Exposure to Javascript frameworks;
  • Familiarity with Grunt, Gulp, or other build tools;
  • Teaching or curriculum design experience.

Application Process

  • Complete the application form at the bottom of the TechChange Summer Fellowship Page.
  • If you have any questions please send e-mail to [email protected]

For more information, visit TechChange Summer Fellowship.