On 30th November 2021, GitHub announced the winter cohort of GitHub Externships for students in India. GitHub externships were first announced at GitHub Satellight India 2021 to help college students get real-world experience and collaborate open source projects with other developers on GitHub. It builds on GitHub’s Campus Program, which allows students to engage with Indian companies via fellowship programs.
GitHub along with partners’ support, including Appwrite, TigerGraph, Deepsource, Hoppscotch, FamPay, Symbl.AI, Zeeve, Abridged Inc, Saraverse, Leverice, and many more, will nurture talent and enable the next generation of developers to drive the country’s digital future.
The program teaches skills that are important to succeed in an enterprise environment. Students via this program are mentored on real-world projects. They also get to work on cloud technologies and improve software development skills.
Maneesh Sharma, General Manager, GitHub India, said, “Students hold a special place in our hearts. They are our next generation of developers who will continue to drive software innovation forward for our digital nation. That’s why, as we continue to support India’s talented student developers, we’re thrilled to announce the GitHub Externships Winter Cohort.”
The summer cohort, the first season of GitHub externships, received 1300 applications from 175 higher education institutions across India. However, only 62 students were selected as GitHub Externs to work with mentors from 18 organizations. During the program, students received hands-on experience on diverse projects enhancing their job prospectus.
The winter season of GitHub externships will include the DevSecOps track to help students understand software development skills. Interested students can apply until December 14, 2021. Third-year students from higher education institutions in India that have signed up for the GitHub Campus Program are eligible to apply for GitHub externships.