About The program

Why Azavea

The goals of the Azavea Open Source Fellowship Program match our company mission.

Azavea is a B Corporation that creates civic geospatial software and data analytics for the web. Our mission is to advance the state of the art in geospatial technology and apply it for civic, social, and environmental impact.

We are deeply committed to open source software and manage several large open source projects, including: GeoTrellis, DistrictBuilder, Raster Foundry, Model My Watershed, OpenDataPhilly, Open Transit Indicators, and many others. We also contribute to a number of open source projects we do not run, and value being contributing members of the open source community.

Program Details

A fellowship for students and software developers with strong engineering skills that have an interest in working on open source geospatial technology projects.


We are participating in the Earth on AWS Fellowships and Internships Program. Through this program, our fellows have access to Earth on AWS resources like Landsat, Sentinel-2, Sentinel-1, NEXRAD, GOES-16, SpaceNet, NAIP, Terrain Tiles, MODIS, and GDELT.

What you’ll do

Fellows work closely with experienced Azavea mentors to expand on software engineering and design skills while contributing to open source projects for 3 months during the summer. Applicants can either choose a project from the Proposed Projects list or submit their own project idea.

Program Benefits

  • Work closely with experienced mentors
  • Contribute to Azavea open source projects
  • Enjoy the benefits of our office in Philadelphia, PA
  • Options for flexible work schedule
  • Get paid a $6,000 stipend
  • Receive relocation assistance, if eligible


  • March 15th: Applications are due (Eastern Standard Time).
  • March - April: Applicants that make it past the first round will be contacted and interviewed.
  • April: All applicants will be notified of whether or not they have been accepted.
  • June 3rd: Fellowship begins.
  • August 23rd: Fellowship ends.


This paid fellowship program is open to full-time or part-time students, those transitioning careers, or professionals that want to expand their knowledge in open source and geospatial. You are required to be over 18 years old and have some experience with software development, either through schooling or through experience.

Until next time

The fellowship is taking a hiatus for Summer 2021.

Azavea will not be running the Open Source Fellowship in Summer 2021. Sign up for notifications about future opportunities.