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.

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

Timeline

  • March 19th: Applications are due on the 19th, “Anywhere On Earth” - meaning, if anywhere on earth it’s March 19th or before, applications are still open.
  • 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 4th: Fellowship begins.
  • August 24th: Fellowship ends.

Eligibility

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

Summer 2018 session is closed

Applications for the Summer 2018 session of the Azavea Open Source Fellowship Program are now closed. Sign up for notifications about future opportunities.