Summer of Maps Student Applications are Open

Summer of Maps Student Applications are Open


Today we opened up the applications for student fellowships for 2013 Azavea Summer of Maps. Summer of Maps offers fellowships to student GIS analysts to perform geographic data analysis for non-profit organizations. We are going to match up non-profit organizations that have spatial analysis and data visualization needs with talented students of GIS analysis to implement projects over a three-month period during the summer. Here’s the remaining schedule for the selection process:

  • Mar 1 – Sun, Mar 17, 11pm – Students submit proposals and applications
  • Mid-March – Early April – Top candidates are interviewed in Philadelphia
  • Mon, Apr 15 – Successful Summer of Maps fellows will be announced
  • mid-May – August – Summer of Maps fellows work on spatial analysis projects


What’s in it for the non-profit orgs?

  • Receive pro bono services from a talented student GIS analyst to geographically analyze and visualize your data
  • Visualize your data in new ways
  • Combine your data with other demographic and geographic data to draw new observations
  • Receive high quality maps that can be used to make a case to funders or support new initiatives

What’s in it for the students?

  • Work on a spatial analysis project that supports the social mission of two non-profit organizations
  • Work with Azavea mentors to improve your GIS skills
  • Receive a monthly stipend
  • Gain professional work experience implementing a real-world GIS project

If you are a student age 18 or over, you can submit an application from now through March 17, 11pm ET.


Learn more about Azavea Summer of Maps at


Fellowship Sponsors

We want to thank the following organizations for sponsoring a fellow:

Big round of applause to them. Their sponsorships will enable us to expand the program this year.