Civic Innovation Corps
Coding it Forward, in partnership with the U.S. Special Operations Command, is piloting the Civic Innovation Corps in Summer 2020 for mission-driven data scientists and software engineers to create outsized impact in national security.
We are looking for mission-driven data scientists and software engineers to spend their summers working alongside executive leadership within U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and the Department of Defense to support artificial intelligence and machine learning initiatives.
The program will run 10 weeks, from June 1 to August 7, 2020. Six students will be based in Tampa, FL for the duration—splitting time between SOCOM HQ at MacDill Air Force Base and SOCOM’s new Data Engineering Lab. Four students will start and end their summer in Tampa, but will spend most of their time on a secure military base in Jordan with access to housing and a dining facility.
Interviews and offers will be made on a rolling basis—apply as soon as possible.
Students will contribute to high-impact projects, including:
Predictive maintenance for SOCOM aircraft, including Black Hawk helicopters;
Predictive deployment of logistics supply chains to support Special Operations Forces across the globe;
Identification of malign actors to facilitate law enforcement awareness;
Identification of financial and budget opportunities using machine learning and artificial intelligence.
The Civic Innovation Corps program will include many of the same benefits as Coding it Forward’s Washington, D.C.-based Civic Digital Fellowship, including:
High-impact, mission-driven work;
Furnished housing, round-trip travel, daily ground transportation, and a competitive stipend ($4,000+);
Programming and community in civic and social impact tech.
Strong applicants have demonstrated previous involvement in the “tech for good” space, whether they were leaders of a campus club, volunteers in their local communities, or contributors to open source projects. If you don’t have this experience, however, do not let it stop you from applying.
Coding it Forward is committed to assembling a diverse cohort of students. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
In compliance with applicable laws, Coding it Forward provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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