Short-Term Opportunities



At AidData, we pride ourselves on having a diverse and amazing team. This is especially important when working across a growing list of interdisciplinary partners. If you are interested in joining us, check out our current short-term openings below.

2017 AidData Summer Fellows Application Now Open

AidData Summer Fellows work with universities, NGOs, think tanks, and government agencies in developing countries to help build capacity in geocoded data management, visualization and analysis. During a 10-week placement in the summer of 2017, Fellows will have the chance to train and directly assist development professionals to use GIS (geographic information system) in their ongoing work. Fellows also have the opportunity to attend conferences and networking events in-country. This hands-on opportunity is a unique way to gain professional experience in international development while working abroad.

Fellows will receive a research stipend to cover the costs of travel and on-the-ground expenses. Target placements for 2017 tentatively include Uganda, the Philippines, Senegal, Ghana, Timor-Leste, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

Please see the 2017 ASF Application for more details. To read about what the 2016 Fellows were up to last year, check out the ASF backgrounder. Applications consisting of a resume and cover letter are due to by November 16 at 11:59pm. Please contact with any questions.

2017 HESN Summer Internship Program at USAID

William & Mary students are invited to apply for the 2017 Higher Education Solutions Network Summer Internship Program at USAID through AidData. The position descriptions and application instructions are available at this link. Students should apply using this form by November 6 at end of day. Available positions cover subjects and skills such as:

  • advising and supporting climate change finance
  • providing technical, communications, and policy support for USAID's efforts in engineering and resilient construction
  • supporting the uptake of science, technology and innovation throughout USAID by researching potential programs, facilitating collaboration among Agency teams, and coordinating scientific fellowships
  • communications and event planning related to education, family planning, food security, or child and maternal health
  • supporting inter-governmental initiatives such as Feed the Future
  • traveling abroad to conduct analysis on market access
  • providing data-related expertise, including GIS, data management and policy, and evaluation programming

Students are allowed to write multiple cover letters for different positions in which they are interested. Although not required, specific cover letters can help display qualifications for positions in which they are particularly interested. General cover letters are also accepted. 

Important Notes:

  1. Funding is not provided for these positions. Successful applicants will need to pursue their own alternate funding.
  2. USAID requires AidData to provide a letter of recommendation for each applicant. If you are applying to the program, please email Carey Glenn at and indicate that you have applied so she can be sure to prepare and submit the required letter. If you have experience working at AidData, please also include the name of your supervisor and the team you worked with in this email.