Summer of Maps

Summer of Maps is a three-month long fellowship giving student GIS analysts the opportunity to perform geospatial data analysis for local and national non-profit organizations.

See the 2014 Projects

"Azavea's Summer of Maps is a no-filler fellowship. This has been the most hands-on experiential learning opportunity I've had outside the classroom. The guidance from our mentors and our level of involvement and self-direction we have with the projects gives us an unmatched opportunity for both professional and skills development."

— Tyler Dahlberg, 2013

How does it work?

We match up a few non-profit organizations that have spatial analysis needs with talented students of GIS to implement projects over a three-month period during the summer. Fellows get paid while expanding their skills in a professional environment , non-profits get pro bono GIS assistance that can support their mission.

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, 12/17/13: Organization application opens
  • Sunday, 02/09/14: Organization application closes
  • Wednesday, 02/26/14: Student application opens
  • Sunday, 03/16/14, 11pm ET: Student application closes
  • Friday, 04/18/14: Announce Student Fellows and Organizations
  • Monday, 06/02/14: Fellowships start