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Set your open source projects and early talent on the right $PATH.

Reimagined technical education. From the ground up. Incorporating years of expertise. Proven to launch technologists.

Sourcing & Screening.

The diversity and breadth of the MLH community is peerless. With your open source project's requirements in mind, tens-of-thousands of detailed profiles representing promising software engineering talent get sifted through.

Smart Matching & Handpicked.

We carefully match only high-potential, right-fit fellows for the needs of the project. Our matching incorporates hard and soft skills from our close experience with applicants.

Diversity & Inclusivity.

Open source and open minds: the MLH community is over 41% non-male. See contributions get made by a global, diverse, and inclusive generation of developers.

Technical Mentorship.

We mentor and coach fellows, so your full-time engineers have time to code.

Onboarding Support.

We help fellows get set up so you’re not wasting weeks on onboarding.

Real-world Projects.

With project-based learning, it’s easy to spot and hire top-performers.

Reach More Schools.

Our network of over 4,000 institutions runs deep with in-person partnerships forged over a decade. Don't just reach schools: by partnering with MLH, you become part of a trusted circle where new technologists look to first when making critical decisions.

Cost Effective.

Many MLH Fellows go on to work for the most recognizable brands in software. With insight into a Fellow's real-world contributions, you are well-positioned to decide whom to hire from a place of knowledge.

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Good for students. Good for you.Good for the future of tech.

The MLH Fellowship started when students lost their internships due to COVID-19 fallout.

  •  - Companies struggled to figure out how to manage interns remotely.
  •  - Budgets were constantly in flux.
  •  - Staff at companies were burned out.

The MLH Fellowship connected a diverse, global learning community to enterprise partners while removing the messy work of vetting candidates, coaching new contributors, and making sure Fellows were set up to develop correctly.

Since then, MLH has become an essential source of needed code, diversity, and global reach into sought-after bourgeoning talent communities. Fellows not only fill skills gaps but bring a diversity of mind and experience to technical teams.

How it works.

Step 1

Sponsorship made easy.

You choose how many fellows to sponsor for 12 weeks in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Step 2

Diverse candidate sourcing.

We source applicants from our international pool of +565,000 community members.

Step 3

More accurate screening.

We screen candidates on 1,000+ unique data insights (encompassing technical skills, soft skills, location, interest, and relevant experience).

Step 4

Minimal management overhead.

We connect, coach, and mentor fellows.

Step 5

Evaluations at your fingertips.

We provide you with assessments of progress during and after the fellowship.

Step 6

Fast, efficient, diverse change agents of open source software.

Partner with remarkable fellows on meaningful projects while giving back to the open source ecosystem.

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Democratizing access to Transformative Tech Education.

From running the world's largest community of early-career technologists, MLH knows first-hand that amazing talent is everywhere but opportunity is not. The MLH Fellowship is a scalable approach to technical education.


of all US software engineers are alumni of MLH’s community.


MLH developer education events in the last year.


faster to hire from the MLH Fellowship vs a typical pipeline.

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