Program Structure

Enroll for Externship

Organization Administrator: Organization administrator will submit the organization’s application to participate in the program to GitHub/IncubateIND, ensure that mentors fill out evaluations in a timely fashion, and align their project’s participation in GitHub Externship. The org admin acts as GitHub’s go-to person, if any issues arise. Org admins are the final authority about matters such as which student projects will be accepted and who will mentor whom.

Mentor: Mentors are people from the community who volunteer to work with a student. Mentors provide guidance such as pointers to useful documentation, code reviews, etc. In addition to providing students with feedback and pointers, a mentor acts as an ambassador to help student contributors integrate into their project’s community.

Student: Student participants will be college student of third or pre-final year (B.E/B.Tech, MSc, MCA & BCA) in one of the GitHub Campus Program Partner Schools, who will submit project proposals to the various organizations participating in GitHub Externship.


Event Flow

  • Organizations signup for GitHub Externship & offer open-source projects to students.

    Organization Onboarding

    March 26, 2021 - April 21, 2021
  • Students register and submit their applications to partner organizations.

    Student Applications

    April 22, 2021 - June 10, 2021
  • if ( studentApplication == 'good' )
      { studentScreening = true }

    First Screening

    Jun 11, 2021
  • if ( studentScreening == true )
      announce ( 'Student shortlisted' );

    First Screening Announcement

    Jun 12, 2021
  • All the shortlisted students will interact with their respective project mentors and define the scope of the project.

    Mentor-mentee Interaction

    June 13, 2021 - June 18, 2021
  • After the mentor review and student proposal submission, final candidate shortlisting will be done.

    Student Shortlisting

    June 19, 2021
  • Final list of students for the prototyping phase is announced.

    Final Selection

    June 20, 2021
  • while ( prototypingPhase )
    { think();

    Prototyping Phase

    June 21, 2021 - September 23, 2021
  • Students submit their Final report on the project completion.

    Final Report Submission

    September 24, 2021 - September 28, 2021
  • Top performers to be awarded.

    Rewards & Recognition

    September 30, 2021