The Georgia Tech Civic Data Science REU program is an intensive, ten-week paid internship experience that blends data science and technology design. Students are placed on multi-disciplinary teams and matched with a supervising professor to address real-world problems for our partners in the City of Atlanta and local non-profit organizations. Additional mentorship will be provided by domain experts from partnering organizations and from the local data science and civic innovation community.
The goal of the program is to give students an opportunity to solve a real problem in a real context and to give partners an opportunity to tap the skills and ingenuity of a student team. Teams will comprise technical expertise and public policy expertise for a truly interdisciplinary approach. Problems will come from domains such as transportation, energy, smart urban development, sustainability, food systems, etc.
Applications are welcomed from students with backgrounds in computer science, statistics, applied math/optimization, interaction design, social sciences, or public policy.
The Atlanta program, now in its fourth year, is modeled after a highly successful Data Science for Social Good program in Chicago started in Summer 2013. As such, participants will be part of an exciting network of students, mentors, professors, and projects taking place around the United States.
The program will run from May 20 to July 26, 2019. Program stipend will be $5000, travel, housing, and living expenses not included.
- Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
- Cover Letter
- Two Reference Letters
Applications due February 15, 2019.