This summer, Alberta Innovates and Cybera will be offering a Data Science Fellowship program to interested Albertans. This is an opportunity for budding data scientists to gain real-world experience with local companies. The program will run in stages throughout 2020, with the first intake group starting in August 2020.
How will it work?
A team of four early-career data scientists will be paired with a mentor and an industry partner. Together, they will build a data product prototype to address a specific need of the industry partner, utilizing Alberta Innovates’ data analytics platform.
The data scientists will train and work virtually over the course of four weeks.
The industry partners will provide a problem to solve and the data to use. The company's representative will also be available for virtual meetings with the data science team.
Who can apply?
Data Science Fellows can come from a range of backgrounds, including:
- Individuals looking to re-skill or up-skill
- Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows looking to enter the data science industry
Applicants must have some experience with coding and data analysis, and creating data visualizations.
When will it run?
The program will run in stages, starting in August 2020.
Applications are open until July 10, 2020.