Summer Fellow Position Announcement (see: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/11568)
Position ID: 1945–SUMMERFELLOW [#11568]
Position Title: Voting Rights Data Institute Summer Fellows
Position Type: Student programs
Position Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States
Subject Areas: Data science, geography, geometry, voting rights, gerrymandering
Starting Date: 2018/06/04
Application Deadline: 2018/02/01 (posted 2017/12/22)
Position Description: Apply
The Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG) is running a six-week summer data intensive, June 4-July 13, 2018. This program, called the Voting Rights Data Institute (VRDI), is supervised by Moon Duchin (Tufts Mathematics) and Justin Solomon (MIT EECS). The projected size of the program is 40 students: roughly 35 undergraduate and 5 graduate students. The principal goal of the program is to engage students directly with the geographical, demographic, and political data needed to assess and redress gerrymandering.
Work will take place in a group setting, with undergraduates working independently and in teams, supervised by graduate students and faculty. Groups will rotate through collaborative workspaces at Tufts, MIT, and Harvard, with housing available on the Tufts campus. For more information about the program and the necessary qualifications to apply, visit gerrydata.org.
|Materials needed for application:
Please also describe your interest in elections, democracy, and civil rights. We are committed to training a diverse cohort of data scientists and we DO NOT assume that successful applicants already have all or most of the skills described above.
Application Materials Required:
- Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Two Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site )
- And anything else requested in the position description.
- (703) 623-4762
- 32 Vassar St, room 32-D460
Cambridge, MA 02139