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A New Category of Internships to Increase Diversity in Tech
CodePath is excited to partner with major tech companies Workday and Course Hero to increase the recruitment, hiring, and advancement of underrepresented talent, while valuing inclusion, belonging, and equity for all.
SITE is a hands-on experience that will enable early level computer science students to deepen their understanding of full stack web development, gain technical work experience, and establish meaningful relationships with mentors and technology leaders at our partner companies. While some students are still interviewing, nearly 86% of those who participated in our 2021 program have already secured their junior year paid internship opportunities.
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. To learn more about Workday, visit www.workday.com.
Course Hero is an online learning platform for course-specific study resources. Founded in 2006, Course Hero is on a mission to help students graduate confident and prepared. To learn more about Course Hero, visit www.coursehero.com.
Jun 6, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022
April 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT
8 am to 4 pm Pacific Time
About the Summer Internship for Tech Excellence Program
SITE is a 10-week program that gives rising juniors (class of 2024) relevant work experience and weekly mentorship from various software engineering teams. Students will be introduced to full-stack web development, gaining an understanding of database, back-end code, front-end code, testing, design, and deployment. Each day, students will participate in team meetings and workshops, with teaching assistants available for support. During the second half of the program, students will develop a capstone project of their own design that will live beyond this internship. Participants will walk away with industry experience, as well as a deeper understanding of their own technical capabilities and interests.
Interns are expected to participate daily from 8am to 4pm PT. This internship opportunity will take place virtually*.
*Some partner companies may organize in-person events as part of the internship experience, pending the latest Covid-19 restrictions. If travel is required, CodePath and/or the partner companies will cover travel and lodging expenses.
You Should Apply If...
You are pursuing computer science, electrical engineering, information security, data science, or similar majors
You are currently a sophomore and will be a junior next year
You want an exciting, paid work and learning experience to strengthen your resume
Tech Excellence for All
At CodePath, we believe access to relevant, hands-on technical training, career guidance, mentors, and community—created by engineers, for engineers—can help give tomorrow’s technology leaders the edge they need to launch successful, life-changing careers. As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, we strive to increase diversity in tech by making successful, meaningful careers in software engineering accessible to all, and by transforming college Computer Science education to make students career-ready.
Our programming centers the needs and success of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and low-income Computer Science students.
What You Will Learn
Cutting-edge technologies and skills including:
- Introductions to platforms and frameworks that may include AWS, D3.js, MongoDB, GraphQL, and Kafka
You will develop collaboration and other professional competencies:
- CodePath instructors and teaching assistants
- A professional mentor from partner companies whom you will meet with weekly
- Your peers in the program
- A near-peer mentor
Made By Our Interns
During the second half of the program, students will join teams and develop a capstone project of their own design that will live beyond this internship. The program culminates in a Demo Day, in which students will showcase their technical skillsets in front of an audience of software engineering leaders coming from all of our partner companies.
- Students who will graduate with a bachelor's degree in 2024
- Pursuing a course of study in CS or a closely related field (MIS, EE, Data Science, etc.)
- Must have completed a CS 1-type class, i.e. Intro to Programming and have familiarity with core programming concepts, such as functions, conditionals, loops, variables, primitive data types, and arrays
- We are also looking for students who exhibit professionalism:
- On-time completion of application
- Clear written communication
- Collaborative attitude
- Growth mindset
- Unique/inclusive approach to problem solving
- Those who identify as Black, Latinx, Indigenous, from a low-income household, or are the first in their family to attend college are strongly encouraged to apply.
There are two steps in the application process:
- Fill out a questionnaire about your background in computer science, your interest in a career in tech, and general information about you as a person
- Students will also be asked to submit a short essay
- To complete the application, students must have a free GitHub account
- Applications will be required to complete and submit a prework assignment as part of the process. The prework is designed to give applicants a taste of the format of the course and assess their readiness.
Applications submitted without prework will not be considered for admissions.
Hear from Our Alums
"I learned how important communication is not only in your career but in life in general. I communicated with instructors, mentors, peers in the program, and invitees who taught us about a specific part of tech. I learned that there are so many diverse careers in tech, whether you like art, research, data/numbers, security, etc. Talking to everyone I encountered during this program helped broaden my mind for the numerous opportunities I have in this industry and helped me realize how important diversity is in my life."
Georgia State University,
SITE Intern 2021
"Having been able to be part of CodePath’s Summer Internship for Tech Excellence (SITE) with Workday has been the most rewarding experience for me. I got to learn so many things about web development, and I had the privilege to meet and work with some amazing fellow interns."
Florida International University,
SITE Intern 2021
"The SITE program has helped me realize that I wanted to go into full-stack development and really solidified the path in software engineering I wanted to pursue."
UC San Diego,
SITE Intern 2021
"After the internship, I feel more confident. I can now explain things that I learned to other people, which I really enjoyed getting from the program. I’m now teaching workshops for web development for my school’s program, which helps me solidify what I learned. I’d say CodePath itself, and working there played a huge role in my persisting in technology."
Florida International University,
SITE Intern 2021
“If there's one thing I'm sure of about the future of work, it's the crucial role that interns play in creating a robust and diverse pipeline of talent. Investing in the next generation of talent also supports Workday’s commitment to opening up more opportunities to underrepresented talent at every level.”
Caroline Miller Cunningham, Director, Global University Talent Acquisition at Workday
What is the CodePath Summer Internship for Tech Excellence (SITE)?
Codepath’s SITE is a full-time paid summer internship for rising college juniors where students will learn with support from CodePath instructors and interact with engineers from partner companies. This 10-week immersive program will give students a deep understanding of web development, relevant technical work experience, and an opportunity to connect with technology leaders. Students will be expected to work remotely during the program hours 8 am to 4 pm Pacific Time from June 6 to August 12, 2022. Students will participate in team meetings such as daily stand-ups, workshops and receive mentorship from software engineering professionals that currently work at SITE's partner companies.
How do I apply for the SITE internship?
First, you will need to fill out a questionnaire about your programming experience, your career goals and you as a person. You will also need to submit a short essay. Applicants are required to have a free GitHub account to apply. Successful applicants will need to complete the pre-work assignment before being admitted to the program. The application process will be competitive.
Who can apply for CodePath’s SITE program?
We are looking for students who will complete their sophomore year in Spring 2022 and are enrolled in a computer-related course of study at a US college or university. Students should also have completed an introductory course in computer science and have familiarity with functions, conditionals, loops, variables, primitive data types, and arrays.
Why should I apply to the CodePath SITE program?
CodePath is a non-profit with years of experience training software engineers at some of the top companies in the tech industry, including Airbnb, Facebook, Netflix and others. The collaboration between SITE's company partners will bring students high-quality learning, work experience, and mentorship that will help them shape the rest of their education to plan for a career in the tech industry. Students who successfully complete this program may be offered another internship opportunity during the summer of their junior year.
What are the internship dates?
The program hours are 8 am to 4 pm Pacific Time from June 6 - August 12, 2022. Students are expected to attend all sessions as this is a paid work and learning experience.
Why is CodePath running this program?
CodePath is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the scope of tech industry hiring to include underrepresented minorities, students from low-income backgrounds, and first-generation college students. Internships bridge the gap between education and jobs in tech, and CodePath wants to help students get the work experience that will help them land a job after graduation.
Our partners are proud to be equal opportunity workplaces committed to their employees. Part of this commitment means fostering diversity among their workforce and providing a safe and inspiring place of work. Together, CodePath and our partners want to increase the number and quality of software engineers from all walks of life who will succeed in the tech industry.
How can I get more information about this program?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.