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.
This growth is great to see, as the student ecosystem is incredibly important 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 need, we have 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 really connects the dots between open source, the next generation of software developers, and successful companies.
Experience what it's like to solve real-world tech problems by collaborating on open source projects from corporates.
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 that you can put on your resume right away. It's collaborative, remote, and happens under the guidance of expert mentors.
GitHub Externship offers different programs designed to help you upskill yourself and enhance your resume with the project you have worked upon.
Students can select from a vast variety of open source projects listed down by different companies and start working on those projects for next 3-months. Students will be paired with a mentor from participating organizations who will handhold them and review their work on a regular basis. Companies will review your performance regularly and provide you 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.