Today we opened up the applications for student fellowships for 2014 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:
- Feb 26 – Sun, Mar 16, 11pm – Students submit proposals and applications
- Late-March – Early April – Top candidates are evaluated through interviews and analysis tasks
- Mon, Apr 11 – Successful Summer of Maps fellows will be announced
- June 2 – 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 Sunday, March 16, 11pm ET.
Learn more about Azavea Summer of Maps at SummerOfMaps.com.