TechChange Summer Fellowship 2016 Code for Social Good ( $2,000 monthly stipend)

Application 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.

Whom:

The fellowship is open to non-US citizens based outside of the US willing to cover their own visa & travel processes and expenses and non-US citizens based in the US with student visas or other legal working status. Unfortunately, we cannot supply visas or arrange travel for non-US citizens outside of the US.

Eligibility Requirements:
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
  • Exposure to Javascript frameworks
  • Familiarity with Grunt, Gulp, or other build tools
  • Teaching or curriculum design experience

Fellowship Worth:

  • 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 $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

E-Mail: fellowship [at] techchange.org

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of TechChange Summer Fellowship 2016

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