Are you a student ready to take your skills to the next level? Well, look no further! Today, we’re launching the new GitHub Octernships program: work with companies across the globe, receive mentorship, and enhance job prospects as you turn your passion for software development into a career in tech.
What is Octernships?
Imagine working on real-world projects and getting paid for it while being a student. That’s only a part of what Octernships offer. You’ll receive hands-on experience and the chance to work on different projects to help you hone a wide range of software development skills, including open source projects, documentation, design, and testing. You’ll also get meaningful mentorship from industry experts, the chance to work with other developers, and connect with potential employers from our curated list of registered partners.
The program is fully remote, and you will be able to engage with companies all around the world, discover new industry opportunities, build the skills future developers need to succeed, and get a competitive student stipend for each Octernships project you participate in.
During our pilot program, partners were truly amazed by the energy, enthusiasm and commitment shown by Octerns. Many organizations extended pre-placement offers to some of the students! That happened with Appwrite, whose CEO, Eldad Fux, said:
“We have had a great experience working with the GitHub Octernships pilot program. The intern we selected from the previous year became an Appwrite employee and has consistently exceeded our expectations. The program’s emphasis on real-world projects and evaluation of interns based on their efforts and quality of work allows us to confidently choose the best fit for our team. Overall, we highly recommend this program to other tech companies looking to find top talent with interns.”
How to apply for Octernships
GitHub Octernships is initially starting for students in 10 countries, including India, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Mexico, Nigeria, and Colombia, and will gradually expand to more regions over time. To apply, you need to be verified on Global Campus, be an active contributor on GitHub, and keep an eye out for new projects that we’ll be posting on Octernships all year round.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to unleash your potential and kick-start your tech career. Unlock the opportunity and apply for GitHub Octernships. You’re part of the next generation of developers, and we want to nurture your talent to equip you with the skills you need to drive future software innovation.
How to become a partner
GitHub Octernships provides a unique opportunity to engage with the next generation of tech professionals. Not only do partners have access to a diverse pool of qualified international students, but they also benefit from the program’s focus on real-world projects and student evaluation based on their efforts and professional ethics. Thanks to a student stipend provided by our partners and support from mentors, students can collaborate and grow their skills while contributing to the partner’s projects.
Join us in building a future-forward platform for student developers and invest in the future of technology by becoming an Octernships partner today.