Announcing our Summer 2024 Data Scholars Opportunities

2024 Alabama Data Scholars Internship Hosts

We are thrilled to announce our partners for the inaugural Data Scholars cohort of 2024!

The Alabama Data Scholars program is offering top high school juniors and seniors around the state an opportunity to explore the growing fields of data science and artificial intelligence (AI). The 8-week summer program will allow 25 Scholars to explore data at work while equipping them for success in a rapidly evolving, high-tech economy.  

The new Data Scholars program is sponsored by QuantHub and made possible through funding by Innovate Alabama 

In addition to receiving hands-on job experience with partnering employers, Scholars will: 

  • Gain exposure to advanced skills including business analytics, data security, SQL, Python, and AI/machine learning 
  • Learn from industry leaders and researchers making a positive impact in Alabama 
  • Build a valuable professional and peer network 
  • Connect with Alabama higher education representatives  
  • Receive a $500 scholarship upon program completion 

The student application deadline has been extended to March 15!  

Visit to learn more and apply. 

Any high school junior or senior who will be at least 16 years of age by June 1, 2024, is eligible to apply. On-site, virtual, and hybrid internship opportunities are available.  

The program session will run from June 3 – July 26, and Scholars must be able to commit ~20 hours per week to both live and asynchronous activities in order to successfully complete the program.  

Our partnering employers are among the most innovative in Alabama! They are eager to engage high school students with their real-world, local job opportunities and will offer mentorship to Scholars throughout the program. During the internship session, Scholars will work on employer-sponsored projects for approximately 10-15 hours per week.  

Many thanks to our fantastic partners: 
Adah International (Birmingham)  
Ai-Ops, Inc. (Mobile) – Virtual internships available! 
  • Industry: Computer Software 
  • Internship project: Technical documentation for AI software 
Alabama Capital Network (Birmingham) – Virtual internships available! 
Alabama Department of Commerce (Montgomery) 
  • Industry: Government Administration 
  • Internship project: Rural economic development data analysis within the Division of Rural Development 
Alabama Power/ Southern Company (Birmingham) 
Altec (Birmingham) 
  • Industry: Machinery 
  • Internship project: Multiple projects incl. business intelligence, predictive maintenance, and AI tool implementation  
BuyOrBorrow Music (Leeds) – Virtual internships available! 
Clinicom (Dothan) – Virtual internships available! 
  • Industry: Healthcare 
  • Internship project: Analysis of mental health assessment data  
EBSCOed (Birmingham) – Virtual internships available! 
  • Industry: Information Services 
  • Internship project: Data wrangling and database management projects 
Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) (Birmingham) – Virtual internships available! 
  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization 
  • Internship project: Multiple projects incl. dashboard development and AI tool investigation for the new Alabama Business Intelligence Center (ABIC) 
Energy Alabama (Huntsville) – Virtual internships available! 
  • Industry: Public Policy 
  • Internship project: Federal dataset collection and analysis for green energy policy
Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA) (Birmingham) 
Insuresoft (Tuscaloosa) 
  • Industry: Software Development 
  • Internship project: Exploration of data use across departments and within software development 
Prosper Foundation (Birmingham) 
  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization  
  • Internship project: Dashboard development and data storytelling 
Protective Life (Birmingham) – Virtual internships available! 
Reliant Technologies (Huntsville) 
  • Industry: Defense & Space Manufacturing 
  • Internship project: Data science in engineering and Python deep-dive  
Rippleworx (Huntsville) – Virtual internships available! 
  • Industry: Human Resources 
  • Internship project: Sentiment data analysis and AI software development for human resources  
Simple Helix (Huntsville) 
  • Industry: Computer & Network Security 
  • Internship project: Data security and firewall programming 
Southern Research (Birmingham) 
  • Industry: Biotechnology 
  • Internship projects: Multiple projects incl. scientific research data management and data analysis for new business development 
Talent Engines (Birmingham) 
Tquila Automation (Birmingham) 
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services 
  • Internship project: Multiple projects incl. process optimization and working with chatbots/ conversational AI 
Weyerhaeuser (Castleberry) 
  • Industry: Natural Resources / Building Materials 
  • Internship project: Analysis of data for machine optimization