Today, the teams from Major League Hacking (MLH) and GitHub Education announced The MLH Fellowship, Powered by GitHub.
The Fellowship is a new kind of tech internship. It’s a 12-week program that provides “pods” of 8-10 students with the opportunity to level up their skills by working on Open Source. These students benefit from plenty of valuable support — not only from their fellow interns, but also through dedicated guidance of a full-time technical mentor.
As a fully-distributed company, we here at DEV have experienced firsthand the amazing opportunity created by being able to work with contributors and team members all across the world. The Fellowship provides a pathway for students around the globe to earn a stipend while spending 12 weeks making meaningful contributions to open-source projects.
DEV is absolutely honored to be joining the coalition of early partners supporting the MLH Fellowship, Powered by GitHub, joining leading companies like GitHub, Facebook, and the Royal Bank of Canada. We also feel incredibly lucky to be hosting a pod of students who will join to work on our own open-source project. Other open-source projects involved in the Fellowship included React and Homebrew. We are truly in great company, and we can’t wait to see all of the valuable technical contributions and fresh perspectives that these talented students bring to the projects and open-source ecosystem.
If you are a student that might be interested in applying, or an open-source project capable of getting involved, please check out the MLH Fellowship website for more information.
This is a wonderful program, and we’re so excited to be taking part.