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DSSGx Fellows

Applications for DSSGx 2023 have now closed.

For undergraduate or postgraduates at a higher education institute, DSSGx provides an unrivalled opportunity to spend the summer working with an international team of data scientists on a project with real social impact.

DSSGx gives aspiring data scientists the opportunity to refine their data science skills through intense training, and by working in small supervised teams on real-world data mining, machine learning, and data science projects. Participants will work with global non-profit organisations and government bodies to make a real-world social impact with their data, by improving their services, interventions, and outreach.

Teams will be supported by technical mentors and project managers, and alongside the project runs a training programme that will be flexibly adapted to cover the needs of the team and the project.

If you have a passion for data science, care about the social good and want to work in an international team, we would welcome your application. Feedback from previous participants is exceptionally positive and while most of our fellows are late stage undergraduate or graduate students, including PhD students, we look at skills, not at the number of university years.

Admission is highly selective. We usually receive hundreds of applications for a very small number of places (around 16 places each year). The recruitment process involves completing the application form and, if selected, two rounds of interviews, looking at technical competencies in addition to finding out more about each selected applicant.

This is an intense, 12-week, full-time internship. All selected fellows will receive a stipend covering their living costs and expenses. Accommodation and travel will be provided for DSSGx UK. Travel will be provided for DSSGx Germany, with an option for accommodation.

It is anticipated that DSSGx UK 2023 will be held in person at the University of Warwick. Dates for the 2023 programme at Warwick will be 5 June - 25 August 2023. At Kaiserslautern it will be held 12 June - 1 September 2023.

For further information and if you have any questions about the programme, please check the FAQs.