A 12-week summer programme bringing together some of the top talent from data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence and other related areas, to analyse real-world data science challenges for nonprofits and government organisations.
What is the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Internship?
- The highly regarded DSSG programme was established by the University of Chicago in 2013 and, in the summer of 2019, it has been available in the UK for the first time.
- In 2019, two programmes have been developed in the UK - The Alan Turing Institute, together with the University of Warwick hosted one of the programmes, from 10 June to 28 August. A second programme was run, in parallel, at Imperial College London.
- The DSSG helps non-profits and government organisations to achieve more with their data - improving their services, interventions and outreach so that they can fulfil their mission of bettering the world and people’s lives.
- Since DSSG began, over 200 graduate and undergraduate students studying computer science, social sciences, statistics, economics, public policy, and other quantitative fields have spent their summers working with non-profit and government partners around the world to deliver real world change, in over 60 projects. These include critical challenges such as workplace safety, early diabetes screening, repeated police custody/imprisonment, traffic fatalities and injuries, student dropout rates, and tenant harassment.
Accenture The Dock is a proud sponsor of the Turing’s DSSG Internship programme. The Dock have provided training for the project teams in methods of “conscious decision making”, looking at the consequences of decisions – beyond their intended outcomes. Additional technical expertise was also provided, tailored to the individual projects.
The Turing also thanks Microsoft for providing Cloud support and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for providing technical support.