Tuesday, September 29, 2015

2016 TechChange Summer Fellowship

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 also 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 $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

Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants can be non-US citizens based in or outside the USA.
  • Applicants must be a current junior, senior, or a recent graduate.
  • Applicants should be available to spend 3 months period (6 June – 26 August 2016) in the USA.
  • Applicants should have at least one year of experience in computer science or web development.
  • Applicants must possess an interest in international relations, international development, humanitarian work, and social good.
  • Applicants must have passion to make a difference in the world – interest in international relations, international development, humanitarian work, and social good is a requirement.
  • Applicants must be willing to challenge themselves. Self-starting youth with willingness to have a little fun is must.

Application deadline: 15th February 2016.

For further details and application please visit the 2016 TechChange Summer Fellowship page.

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