GitHub Externship by definition is a temporary training programme in a live environment, the GitHub Externship is typically offered to students as part of their curriculum. The reason GitHub decided to call the initiative as GitHub Externship is to provide students from GCP a platform to interact with external partner organizations. The whole initiative is designed in a manner that it shall help students learn the intricacies of real world issues and solve the real industry challenges by their fresh approach and solutions.
It is currently limited to GCP schools because GitHub wanted to give a platform to GitHub partner schools to interact with the industry and solve real world problems, thereby providing GitHub Externship opportunities to students from partner schools. The GCP partner schools since they have been trained on the GitHub platform and open source are in a better position to adapt to the open source environment and shall be able to relate to the challenges in a better manner. GitHub's commitment is to keep adding more schools to the fore and train students on GitHub platform and open source so that more and more students can participate in forthcoming editions of GitHub Externship.
The whole underline thought process of GitHub Externship is to provide job avenues to the bright developers. Some of the partner organizations have indeed committed to hiring the right set of developers who match the skills required by the partner organizations and they shall be making pre placement offers to the deserving candidates.
There are many job opportunities in the open source software development available in the following fields -
The projects that are being offered to students consists a healthy mix of projects ranging from FinTech, EduTech, Saas, mobile applications etc
The minimum stipend committed to each of shortlisted students working on a live project is INR 10,000 per month, since the initiative lasts 3-months, each of the participating students earns approx INR 30,000 during the entire GitHub Externship journey.