Wired’s Tom Loeffler reports on a new internship program that’s looking to fill a software developer gap.
The program, called “Software Developer Internship,” is offered in San Francisco and San Jose, California.
“We’re looking to find a developer intern in each of these cities to learn about the industry and to work on projects together,” says program director Amanda Lee.
She says the program will be open to any developer interested in pursuing an internship, regardless of their industry.
Lee says the internship is based on “open source” practices, meaning anyone can apply.
“It’s open source and it’s open to anyone who wants to work with it,” she says.
“There’s no requirements that it be a paid position, so you can actually do it for free.”
This is an open source software internship, so anyone can do it.
– Amanda Lee, Program Director, Software Developer Internships article The program is open to all developers, whether they’re just starting out or are in their twenties, and is offered via a limited number of positions at tech companies, according to Lee.
The company is looking for interns who are “a passion for open source development and are motivated by the promise of software that will make a real difference to our industry.”
A typical intern will get paid between $30 and $60 per hour.
Lee and her team hope the program, which she describes as a “backlog” internships program, will become a staple of the San Francisco tech scene.
They’re also looking for more of these opportunities, and are seeking more applications from the community.
“The more of our community are interested in software development, the more we’re able to create a backlog internships for them,” Lee says.
The internships are also open to people from anywhere in the country.
Lee is hopeful that the program can help “develop a community” that will allow people to be more involved with software development.