Last summer, the Major League Hacking (MLH) Fellowship hosted its largest class with 200+ participating fellows collaborating with 20+ companies including Meta, GitHub, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and the Royal Bank of Canada.
The MLH Fellowship Summer program is back, and we can’t wait to share with you everything we have in store!
What is the MLH Fellowship?
The MLH Fellowship is a 12-week internship alternative for aspiring software engineers. Fellows on the Software Engineering track experience what it’s like to collaborate in a small group on a real project from one of our partners.
What tracks can you participate in this summer?
We have three tracks open this summer: Software Engineering, Site Reliability Engineering, and Web3 Engineering. Below is an overview of each track to help you decide which one is right for you!
Software Engineering is one of the most in-demand skills that tech companies are hiring for. As an MLH Fellow on the Software Engineering Track, you’ll be matched to a real project from one of our partners. You’ll experience what it’s like to work on a real software engineering team first-hand, working on either open- or closed-source projects that tech companies depend on every day.
Site Reliability Engineering
Site Reliability Engineering, also known as DevOps, is one of the most in-demand skills that tech companies are hiring for. It’s a hybrid between software & systems engineering that works across product & infrastructure to make sure services are reliable & scalable.
In the Site Reliability Engineering Track of the MLH Fellowship, you’ll learn the skills needed to keep products running. You’ll write code and debug hard problems. By the end of the program, you will gain valuable technical skills and the experience needed for a career in Site Reliability Engineering.
Web3 is the name given to internet services that are built using decentralized blockchains — the distributed ledger systems used by cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether. This underlying technology has broad applications, though, and Web3 has grown to encompass gaming, social platforms, crowdfunding, CRMs, and more.
In the Web3 track of the MLH Fellowship, you’ll learn the skills needed to build on this quickly evolving part of the web and contribute to cutting-edge Web3 applications. Through expert mentorship, you’ll learn how to code on blockchains like Solana, collaborate on a team, and debug hard problems. By the end of the program, you will gain valuable technical skills and the experience needed for a career in Web3 and beyond.
Where can I go to learn more about the MLH Fellowship?
If you’re interested in learning more about the MLH Fellowship program, check out the awesome stories below written by former MLH Fellows.
- How the MLH Fellowship Helped Me Kickstart my Career in Tech – “Both the Production and Software Engineering Fellowship Track helped me learn and train skills that have been vital to my development as a software engineer. They provided me with great examples of my capacities that I can speak to confidently in behavioral interviews and boosted my abilities and confidence as a developer.”
- How the MLH Fellowship Helped Me Land My First Job at Microsoft – “The MLH Fellowship taught me that you can make large and meaningful open-source changes early in your career if you have the right mentorship. I never thought that I could quickly and directly make changes to public code. Team planning, collaboration, and responsiveness to user feedback are something I continue to focus on as I continue to contribute to open source at Microsoft and beyond.”
- Read hundreds of MLH Fellowship reviews on the DEV Community!
What is the summer program deadline?
We run two batches for the summer program, Batch A runs May 30 – August 13th, 2023 and Batch B runs June 19th to September 8th. The deadline to apply for Batch A is May 9th and Batch B is May 31st.
Check out our website to learn more about the MLH Fellowship, and apply here for the Summer program! For any questions about the MLH Fellowship, you can also email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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