Summer of Maps offers stipends to student GIS analysts to perform geospatial data analysis for non-profit organizations. Every year we match up non-profit organizations that have spatial analysis needs with talented students of GIS to implement projects over a three-month period during the summer.
The application is open to registered non-profit organizations registered as 501(c)3 with the IRS. We will also consider international organizations that have a registered U.S. affiliate. We are looking for non-profit organizations with spatial analysis and geographic visualization needs. Organizations are limited to two project submissions, but no more than one is likely to be funded.
The fellows will work in our Philadelphia office along with their mentors on two projects for two different organizations. A few examples of projects include the following:
This is a paid fellowship program opened to full-time or part-time students. The Summer of Maps program defines a student as an individual accepted into or enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution located in the United States, including community colleges, universities, masters, PhD and undergraduate programs. Alternatively, applicants may be enrolled in an accredited non-U.S. university, but must have a valid work visa that enables work in the United States (we are not able to sponsor students for a visa or provide travel expenses for travel to the U.S.). If students are accepted into or enrolled in a college or university program as of April 2016, they are eligible to participate in the program, even if they will graduate during the program. Applicants must be available to work at the Azavea office in Philadelphia beginning June 1st.
Applicants may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation from their accredited institution as proof of enrollment or admission status. Applicants do not need to be in a Geography or GIS program in order to apply, but they should have experience performing analysis using desktop GIS software.
Students that accept the offer to participate in the program are expected to work 12 weeks of time and 40 hours per week out of Azavea’s Philadelphia office. Fellows are expected to adhere to a consistent weekly schedule. Responsibilities are listed below:
Filling in this application will simply put students and organizations in the running to be selected to be part of Summer of Maps. Applying neither guarantees an interview or a fellowship if you are a student, nor guarantees that your project will be selected if you are a non-profit organization.