The Resilience Academy Internship Program exposes hundreds of students annually to industrial training. Under the guidance of the engagement managers, students learn conceptual and practical data collection and management skills combined with workplace skills on community engagement and mapping.

Each year we conduct University student internship programs for eight weeks where students aquire theoretical skills then participate in practial activities that aims to increase their practical and digital skills. Experts from our partner Universities are motivated to coordinate interns program each year in order to help youth develop their necesary skills


Interns Program Activities

The interns engage 50 students from each university partner (UDSM, ARU, SUZA, and SUA) and a few additional students from other Tanzanian universities to make the total of 200+ students.

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The interns activities are conducted for a total of 8 weeks: One week is spent on training university students in various skills, Five weeks are spent on practical skills where students participate into field activities for community mapping and community share-backs, one week is spent on further training about data protocols, data quality, data management and data sharing and last week is spent on final data editing and data sharing where the students share data to the Climate Risk Database

Interns program skills

The skills developed under the Internship program depends on the theme being focused involve mapping of different features for urban development.

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The skills therefore focus on preparation for community engagement, the use of QGIS, map production, data quality assurance, drone flying and drone calibrations, 3D printing, Drone image acquisition, the use of OpenStreetMap and other opensource tools like ODK collect.

Organisation Engagements

For the Internship Program, we have worked together with OpenMap Development TanzaniaHumanitarian OpenStreetMap Team for Dar es Salaam  and Spatial Collective in Zanzibar.

Skills development | Online Courses | University partners | Practical Skills

Youth Attended

skills provided

Experts benefited

Universities involved

Use cases and resilience impacts in the society

Year 2018
Students during the industrial training

Community Asset and Threat Mapping

Local university students’ interns engaged in the identification of the flood risks areas in 228 subwards of Dar es Salaam in 2018. Under the leadership of the local ward leaders students and community members mapped vital community assets in each subward.
Year 2017
Buildings Footprint Digitization

Buildings Footprint Digitization

Since 2017, hundreds of university students have been digitizing building footprints of Dar es Salaam in order to help to map the development of the urban settlements and identification of urban planning challenges. In 2018, students mapped nearly 300 000 buildings during a time span of 8 weeks.
Year 2020
Buildings Footprint Digitization

Data Visualization Challenge

Resilience Academy organizes Data Visualization Challenges for the university students, who respond to various real-world data visualization needs with innovative ideas. One of the 2020 challenges addressed the importance of green environments for urban life quality in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.
Year 2020
Buildings Footprint Digitization

Micro-tasking for validation of the World Settlement Footprint 3D (WSF-3D) data

During the COVID-19 outbreak 120 Resilience Academy students worked online for four weeks to collect training and validation data for the production of the World Settlement Footprint 3D (WSF-3D) data set.

Join to our Interns Program

“Join other youth to aquire practical skills to UAV technology and satellite and drone image data processing and machine learning methods for automated data collection among other skills.”