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.

"The Summer of Maps fellowship was an amazing experience! The opportunity to work alongside inspiring non-profits and experienced mentors was hugely rewarding and educational. This program pushed us to grow not only as a GIS analysts, but also as effective communicators and critical thinkers."

— Tim St. Onge, 2014

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

  • January 2016: Organization application opens
  • Early February 2016: Organization application closes
  • Late February 2016: Student application opens
  • March 2016: Student application closes
  • May 2016: Announce Student Fellows and Organizations
  • June 2016: Fellowships start