Where Software Engineerscome to Level Up.

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 corporate or government partners.

Upcoming Batches

The MLH Fellowship runs year-round with batches starting every few months. We offer scheduling options that accommodate most major time zones.

Spring 2022 Batch

Jan 31 – Apr 22, 2022

Monday - Friday

30 Hours per Week

Summer 2022 Batch

May 30 – Aug 19, 2022

Monday - Friday

30 Hours per Week

Fall 2022 Batch

Sept 19 – Dec 9, 2022

Monday - Friday

30 Hours per Week

What exactly is theSoftware Engineering Fellowship?

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 corporate or government partners. You'll experience what it's like to work on a real software engineering team first-hand.

Everything you need to Launch your Career.

We're rethinking technical education from the ground up. We've incorporated years of expertise helping early technologists launch their careers.

Educational Curriculum

Learn industry best practices using tools like Git & GitHub that you can apply to your project.

Remote First

Our program was designed to be remote from the beginning. Learn from wherever you are.

Small Groups

Join a Pod of 10 other fellows that collaborates & goes through the program together.

Technical Mentorship

Learn from professional software engineers using code reviews & pair programming.

Extra Curriculars

Participate in fun & educational events like our speaker series & hackathons.

Real-world Projects

Contribute to real-world projects that people depend on, not just a side project.

Career Training

Practice interviewing & get tactical feedback on your resume from experts.

Educational Stipend

Participants receive an educational stipend to offset costs during select programs.

Example Schedule

Here's what a typical day in the fellowship might look like. The program runs Monday - Friday in most major timezones.

10:00am

Daily Standup

Start your day with your Pod's daily standup where you'll share what you're working on and eliminate blockers.

Pair Programming

Jump into a pair programming session with another fellow to put the finishing touches on a pull request you're working on together.

12:00pm

Speaker Series

Attend one of the regular speaker sessions where you'll learn from engineers, founders, and talent experts.

01:00pm

Lunch Break

02:00pm

Practical Curriculum

Go through the latest module on the LMS where you're learning practical skills you can apply right away.

Contributing to your Project

Put what you've been learning into into practice by making some edits to your pull request before sending it upstream.

05:00pm

Code Review

Meet with one of the expert mentors for a code review of the pull request you were working on this morning. Lots of great feedback you can start on in the morning!

06:00pm

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 new, scalable approach to technical education that draws on MLH's expertise.

500+Program Graduates

30+Countries Worldwide

50%Underrepresented Talent

50%Non-CS Majors

Program Eligibility

Anyone who meets these eligibility requirements is welcome to apply.

MLH expressly invites & encourages people who identify as women, non-binary, Black/African American, or [email protected] to apply. MLH is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive tech industry and providing learning opportunities to technologists who face under-representation, discrimination, or systemic bias worldwide.

Additional details around these requirements can be found in the FAQ.

Age

You are over the age of 18; or over the age of 13 with a parent's permission.

Location

You reside in a country not embargoed by the United States.

Time Commitment

You are able to commit 30 hours per week to this program for 12 weeks.

Coding Ability

You know how to code proficiently in Python, JavaScript, Ruby, Swift, or Java (Android).

English Communication

You can communicate proficiently in English, both written and spoken.

A/V Setup

You have access to a video call quality Internet connection for remote collaboration.

Timezone

You are willing to be online during normal business hours in ET, PT, GMT, or IST.

Education

This program is open to both current and non students with any educational background.

Application Process

Fellowship applications are processed on a rolling basis and close a few weeks before the start of each batch.

Step 1

Submit your application.

Complete the application to tell us about yourself, your experience, & why you want to be an MLH Fellow.

Step 2

Complete your interviews.

Speak to one of our program coordinators & talk through some code with one of our mentors.

Step 3

Finalize your enrollment.

Provide any required documentation, sign your participation agreement, & prepare for orientation.

Ready to Level Up?

Apply today and hear back by September 13th.