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Hello I work as data scientist for a private company. I am interested in working for a nonprofit company, such as a research institute (public or private) or a company that takes care of issues such as environment, public health, social improvements. Even an internet company like Wikipedia can be interesting. Does anybody know if nonprofit companies hire data scientists?

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    $\begingroup$ I've flagged this to be closed as "unclear what you are asking", because the answer to your question as posed is obviously "yes". Of course they do. What are you really asking? Because if that is what you are really asking then I dread to think what questions you ask of your data as a data scientist... $\endgroup$
    – Spacedman
    Feb 9 '15 at 12:15
  • $\begingroup$ Basically, you are asking if someone can find you a job. That's spam. $\endgroup$
    – Paul
    Feb 12 '15 at 4:55
  • $\begingroup$ Basically I asked a question that was clear enough to somebody and I received two good answers. Of course anybody is free to think what their mind suggest them to think. $\endgroup$
    – user115415
    Feb 14 '15 at 20:29
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I see at least five ways to approach this problem of finding a data scientist position/work specifically at non-profit, non-governmental or similar organizations, as I describe below. I hope that this is helpful.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks, nice answer! Unfortunately I can not give point to that because I do not have enough reputation. $\endgroup$
    – user115415
    Feb 9 '15 at 7:36
  • $\begingroup$ @user115415: You're quite welcome! No problem - feel free to upvote/accept, when you reach reputation of 15 or more (should be pretty soon :-). $\endgroup$ Feb 9 '15 at 8:23
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It might be a good idea to start with voluntary work and see if that leads to payed position. DataKind, that has been mentioned above, is where I would start, especially if you live in England, since you can register your interest online and even do work with them as a data scientist for a weekend in a meetup event.

There are also various meetups in many cities where it's likely to find people working on nonprofit companies and expand your network.

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