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Avinash Singh
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GitHub India Externship

GitHub India Externship

India is home to one of the largest communities of student developers in the world. In 2020 we saw the number of students participating in the GitHub Campus Program increase by 142 per cent, over 100,000 students signed up to our GitHub Student Developer Pack and our campus offering was adopted by more than 100 higher-education institutions in India.

The student ecosystem is integral to the continued growth and pace of innovation in India. However, students do not have enough opportunities to get mentorship that can make them real world ready and enhance their job prospects.

To support this growing community of student developers and to address their needs, we launched GitHub Externships. This builds on GitHub Campus offering by providing students a unique opportunity to engage with companies in India, via fellowship programs, and build the right skills future developers need, to succeed in an enterprise environment. The program connects the dots between Open Source, the next generation of software developers, and successful companies.

The GitHub Externship is a 90-day fellowship program for third or pre-final year students of GitHub Campus Partner schools. The initiative provides hands-on learning with practical and on ground experience. It's collaborative, remote, and happens under the guidance of expert mentors.

Students get to select from a vast variety of Open Source projects listed down by different companies. They get paired with a mentor from participating organizations who will handhold them and review their work on a regular basis. Companies reviews the performance regularly and also provide a monthly stipend.

The organization will be able to get the innovative solutions and minds working on their ongoing projects that will help them scale up their projects and also identify the talented pool of future employees.


  • 18+ at the time of registration.

  • Must be part of the GitHub Campus Program Institution from India. Check if your institution is eligible or not here

  • Must be in pre-final or final year of their qualifying degree(Bachelor's or Master's) from the eligible GitHub Campus Program institutions.

  • Must be eligible to work in India during the duration of the program.

  • Reside and is eligible to work in India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ.

  • Able to communicate in English both written and spoken.

  • Can code proficiently in at least one programming language ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป.

  • Have access to a good quality internet connection for meetings๐Ÿ“ก.

  • This is a REMOTE only internship opportunity.

  • Able to commit 30 hours per week to this program.


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