TechChange Summer Fellowship

Deadline: 15 February 2016
Open to: current junior, senior, or a recent graduate with at least one year experience in computer science or web development
Fellowship: USD 2,000 monthly stipend, field trips, round-trip plane ticket in USA

Description

TechChange offers 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.

Eligibility

Required eligibility 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.

Desirable eligibility criteria:

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

Fellowship

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.

Application

In order to apply you should fill in the online application form ( at the bottom of the page) latest by 15 February 2016.

If you have any questions please send e-mail to [email protected]

For more information please visit the official website.

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