Data Science Fellowships for Non-Profits
Benefit from our fellowships for non-profits and use the power of data science for the good of society.
Empowering the Non-Profit Organizations
From women’s education and health to relief work and conservation of resources, non-profit organizations are doing remarkable work in the world. Unlike for-profit companies, these organizations do not have enough resources to upskill their workforce. Data Science Dojo brings this unique opportunity for employees of non-profit organizations to learn the latest techniques in data science and contribute toward the social good. We aim to create future leaders with a passion for employing data-driven solutions for social good.
We firmly believe that data science skills can be used for making a social impact. Check out this talk on AI for Social Good.
Research and treatment for physical and mental well being.
Conservation and restoration of natural resources and habitats.
Promoting social justice, education, public welfare, and more.
We offer fellowships to non-profit professionals dedicated to using the power of data science for the betterment of society.
How It Works
Succeed in a series of interviews to benefit from our comprehensive training.
Attend the Bootcamp in an interactive environment with live instructions.
Review the Bootcamp
Participate in a short interview and write a blog post about your experience.
Meet Past Fellows
Newton International Fellow at the University of Edinburgh
Program Manager at Equal Access International
"Want a solid overview of common Python fundamentals for data analysis? Want to know how to evaluate data, clean it, visualize it, polish it, and feed it into a pipeline for machine learning? Look no further. I didn’t know lists from dictionaries before this, and now I have a lot of essential tools at my disposal to do bioinformatic analysis for my graduate research. Not only that, but all of the course material is available to me for an additional six months after the course ended. Plus, the instructors make sure they are available to help you and set you up for success."
"Extremely good bootcamp whereby you get multiple flavors of data science from theory to the practical applications. An intensive one-week exercise with engaging instructors polishes your skills and enhances your understanding of Data Science."
"Great high level training of multiple machine learning methods! It was a great refresher to my rusty stats degree."
"As someone with mathematics background doing management consulting, Data Science Dojo is exactly the training needed to bridge those two specialty: how to apply my mathematical knowledge in a real business setting."
"I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! I loved the instruction, the instructors, the pace, and the hands-on activities."
"Experiencing and experimenting with the tools of modern machine learning and predictive analytics is eye-opening!"
"My experience with the bootcamp is awesome! I was able to learn so much and I feel much more confident and prepared for future challenges I will face in my career."
"The Data Science bootcamp was an excellent experience. My instructor was superb, the content was thorough but presented in an accessible way. I'll be watching for more DSD bootcamp offerings in the future."
"Excellent course design, studying material and instructors! And a good balance between theory and practice. It is quite impressive what gets to be covered in a week, the best data science dive one could have."
"Great learning environment. Good material. Good teachers. The amount and quality of information learned was amazing!"
"Well thought out curriculum, promoted good discussion, passion for teaching and keen on making sure everyone understands the foundational concepts without rushing through. great pre- videos, resources, pre-configured experiments to speed up walk-throughs."
"Invaluable experience. I had little knowledge of machine learning and programming coming into the bootcamp, but feel more empowered and excited to tackle the world of predictive analytics!"
"I learnt a lot from the instructors during the bootcamp. I think the bootcamp is for everyone like the motto says. I feel that data science is way of thinking things through, rather than just a job. It as a solution to something. I am a whole different person after the bootcamp."
"This bootcamp is not only a great start and introduction for data science, but also very interesting to cover state-of-art techniques and tools used across industry. Very practical and fun classes."
"A great experience. Intense, interesting and useful – and I got some ideas to solve real world problems at work with a new tool set."
"The Dojo was incredible! It really helped me extend my comfort zone from analytics to full data science concepts with no pressure and full support. Can't wait to put these new skills into practice!"
"Great course! Solid content coverage. Great cost value. Worked well for a non-technical person (me). Days were run on time and on schedule."
"This is the best boot camp I have attended. The breadth of topics covered in Data Science was very helpful and what I was looking for."
"Fantastic approach to data science. Sets perfect context and gives enough knowledge/materials/tools to get cracking and keep learning."
"This is a one of the best programs offered out there for someone who would like to learn about data science in a short period of time."
"I feel like I am walking out with a solid understanding of data science as well as the resources to go further. The bootcamp transformed me from not knowing where to start to being able to build my own predictive models! "
You must be employed at a non-profit organization, or make a strong case (backed up by your resume) as to how your current work will serve social good.
Post-doctoral researchers are also welcome to apply, but preference is given to non-profit employees.
We select outstanding candidates with a passion for data science and a track record of community service.
Preference is also given to applicants that have clear goals about how to use data science to give back to their communities.
We select fellows once per quarter. This is done on a “rolling deadline” basis, meaning that we will review applications in the order that they are submitted to us. Even if you apply in a different quarter, you may still be considered for the next quarter.
Selected fellows will be notified 3-4 weeks prior to the bootcamp.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their fellowship application at least one month prior to their targeted bootcamp. For example, if you want to go to the Seattle bootcamp starting March 28, you should apply before February 28.
If you are not selected for your targeted bootcamp, you remain eligible for the next bootcamp in your area. For example, if you are not selected for the March 28 Seattle fellowship, you remain eligible for the next Seattle bootcamp fellowship.
- Fully covered tuition at a 5-day bootcamp
- Access to the learning portal
- Books and other course materials
- Travel expenses (up to $1000 USD)
At the end of the bootcamp, we ask our fellows to write a blog post describing their experience at the bootcamp and how they plan to apply their learning in the respective industry. Fellows are also encouraged to use social media during the bootcamp to describe their experience.
We also like to stay connected to Data Science Dojo fellows. 3-6 months after the bootcamp, we will ask you to explain how you used data science to solve any problems, especially those related to social good.
If you are not selected for a fellowship, your application remains active. We will consider it again for the next fellowship selection.
You can also consider a paid bootcamp. Our prices start at $2,799. You can also explore our financing plans.
Submit your resume and cover letter to be considered for Data Science Fellowship.