Important Announcement

2022 FL-DSSG Program Started!

The 2022 summer internship program runs from June 6th to August 26th, supports six interns, and three community partners. Please follow the below link for more information about the 2022 FL-DSSG Summer Internship Program.

FL-DSSG Program  

Seeking Support for 2023 Program

We are seeking donations to support 2022 DSSG program activities. Donations received will be used to support intern stipends and making impact for public sector organizations. For donations of less than $1000, please follow the below DSSG Give link. For donations above $1000, please contact DSSG program directors.

DSSG Give   Program Directors  

About DSSG Program

The Florida Data Science for Social Good (FL-DSSG) program blends data science and technology design to inform and solve important social problems in Northeast Florida. We intend to accomplish this goal by partnering with local non-profit and governmental agencies, analyze their data, and find impactful solutions to social issues. The FL-DSSG program will provide internships for students from diverse disciplines to work on these data science projects along with our community partners. Local non-profit and government agencies will receive data analysis and data visualization reports that support their work in the Northeast Florida community. Florida DSSG is hosted at the University of North Florida (UNF).

The DSSG program is inspired and modeled after successful programs in Chicago and Atlanta.

The FL-DSSG program at UNF is being spearheaded by Dr. Dan Richard, Associate Professor in Psychology, and Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy, Associate Professor in Computing. Drs. Richard and Umapathy has considerable number of years of experience with data science projects and helping nonprofits. Dr. Richard has been helping various non-profit/government agencies with data analysis as well as visualization and interpretation of the results. Dr. Umapathy has developed custom technology solutions for several non-profit/government agencies to improve their program efficiencies. FL-DSSG was formed in 2017 with seed grant from the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida to pilot the summer internship concept.

Program Mission

DSSG program promotes data-informed approaches and partners with agencies in Florida to solve social problems by:

Tribal Motto:  

We are social trustees of knowledge with a unique capacity to do social good.

Seeking Sponsors

We are seeking donations to support DSSG program activities. The FL-DSSG program attracts talented students from computing, statistics, social sciences, business, and health disciplines to develop data science solutions for wicked social problems. The FL-DSSG program supports interns and public sector organizations to deliver high-impact, data-driven projects for social good.

We are seeking foundation and industry sponsors who share our vision, aim, and values. Sponsors continue to benefit from the program's reputation and social impacts made long after the summer internship ends.

Donations of $1000 and less

  DSSG Give   

Foundations and Industry Sponsors

  Contact Program Directors    

Get Involved!

Community Partners

Are you a nonprofit or a public-sector organizaton? Do you want to make data-driven decisions? Submit your data science project proposal.

Project Partner

DSSG Fellows

Are you a student interested in gaining real-world data scientist work experience? Submit your application for paid summer internship.

DSSG Internship

Data Science Professionals

Are you an experienced data scientist? Do you have experience with data-driven social impact projects? Submit your application to mentor DSSG interns.

DSSG Sherpas

Are you interested in supporting FL-DSSG in other ways, please contact program directors.


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