Are you a student? Join the Hyperledger community as a summer intern.

Now accepting applications for the 2019 Hyperledger Internship Program. Apply here.

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Program Description

The Hyperledger internship program is aimed at creating a structured hands-on learning opportunity for new developers who may otherwise lack the opportunity to gain exposure to Hyperledger open source development and entry to the technical community. It also provides a more defined path for Hyperledger to connect with the next generation of student developers to inject more talent into its developer base. Each intern will apply and be matched with a mentor or mentors who are active developers in the Hyperledger community. Each intern will work remotely from his/her location of choice. Regular evaluation and feedback will be provided. Interns will have the opportunity to travel to a Hyperledger conference/event to meet their peers and mentors face-to-face and to present their internship work to the broader community.

Benefits for Student Interns

  • Interns gain exposure to real-world software development by working closely with active developers in the community

  • Interns get introduced to open source development infrastructure, tooling, and culture

  • Interns have the hands-on opportunity to do work related to their academic and professional interests and to further the pursuit of those interests

  • Interns develop close working relationships with open source professionals and industry business leaders to expand their professional network

Benefits for Hyperlegder Community

  • More source code gets written and used for the benefit of all
  • The internship program helps create a pipeline to a diverse, well-educated pool of developers

  • The internship program helps spread the word about Hyperledger and its related technologies at academic institutions and increase academia’s interest in the teaching and research of the technologies

  • The internship program helps Hyperledger gain valuable insight into new developer onboarding processes and how to lower the barriers to entry for new developers.

  • The internship program creates positive press for Hyperledger via student testimonials, brand recognition, and peer-to-peer messaging

Intern Stipend and Travel Funding

Interns will be eligible to receive a stipend. The total stipend amount will be calculated using a tiered structure based on the country of the school where the intern is enrolled. The stipend will be paid in several installments provided that regular interval evaluations show the intern is making satisfactory progress. The final installment will be paid upon successful project completion.

Each intern who has successfully completed the program will be invited and financially sponsored by Hyperledger to attend a technical event and present their work to the broader community (specific event TBD depending on the event schedule but will be during Q3 or Q4 of the year).

2019 Program Timeline 

  • January 28: Mentors begin submitting project proposals

  • March 8: Project proposal submission ends 

  • March 14 - 21: TSC reviews and approves accepted projects 

  • March 25: List of accepted projects announced

  • March 25: Intern application period begins

  • April 22: Intern application deadline

  • April 23 - May 8: Intern application review and applicant interview

  • May 9: Selected interns announced

  • May 9 - 31: Intern/mentor onboarding and introduction

  • June 3: internship officially begins

  • Full-Time Internship Timetable (12 consecutive weeks):

    • Start Date: first week of June (10% start-up stipend will be paid if the intern has begun the project and worked out a project plan with the mentor)

    • 1st Quarter Evaluation: end of week 3 (20% of the stipend will be paid if the intern is in good standing with the mentor following the 1st quarter evaluation)

    • 2nd Quarter Evaluation: end of week 6 (20% of the stipend will be paid if the intern is in good standing with the mentor following the 2nd quarter evaluation)

    • 3rd Quarter Evaluation: end of week 9 (20% of the stipend will be paid if the intern is in good standing with the mentor following the 3rd quarter evaluation)

    • Final Evaluation: upon conclusion of the internship, end of week 12, around end of August (remaining 30% stipend will be paid if the mentor determines that the intern has successfully completed the internship following the final evaluation)

  • Part-Time Internship Timetable (24 consecutive weeks):

    • Start Date: first week of June (10% start-up stipend will be paid if the intern has begun the project and worked out a project plan with the mentor)

    • 1st Quarter Evaluation: end of week 6 (20% of the stipend will be paid if the intern is in good standing with the mentor following the 1st quarter evaluation)

    • 2nd Quarter Evaluation: end of week 12 (20% of the stipend will be paid if the intern is in good standing with the mentor following the 2nd quarter evaluation)

    • 3rd Quarter Evaluation: end of week 18 (20% of the stipend will be paid if the intern is in good standing with the mentor following the 3rd quarter evaluation)

    • Final Evaluation: upon conclusion of the internship, end of week 24, around mid-November (remaining 30% stipend will be paid if the mentor determines that the intern has successfully completed the internship following the final evaluation)

  • Attending a Hyperledger conference/event: Q3 or Q4 of the program year

Questions?

Please email internship@hyperledger.org 



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5 Comments

  1. Min Yu What does "through 1st week of March" mean for project proposal deadline? 3rd or 10th of March? 

    1. Attila Klenik We have decided to extend the deadline to March 8 to give the community more time to submit project proposals. I will also set out an email today. Thanks!

  2. How do I choose a mentor please?


    1. Musa Musa We're planning to open up applications for interested students to apply to be an intern the week of March 18.  Please review applicant eligibility requirements and detailed application instructions on the For Intern Applicants page. 

  3. Alright thanks alot for your response