Is apprentice just a fancy word for intern? An apprentice is someone who is learning a job from a skilled worker. Apprenticeships used to be the primary method for learning how to do a job. Benjamin Franklin started out as an apprentice. So did Thomas Edison.
At EduSource, we’re bringing apprenticeships back.
We hire college computer science majors after their sophomore year for our apprenticeship program. Apprentices work full time during the summer and 15-20 hours per week from campus during the school year. We hire students for two full years (which is a stark contrast to an internship, which consists of spending a few months with a company during the summer).
Most computer science internships involve a lot of software testing and not much of anything else. But at EduSource, we want you to experience real-life software development.
“The best thing about EduSource was having the opportunity to experience the whole coding 9-to-5 thing, and getting real assignments. Just experiencing the whole programmer job. You usually can’t get that prior to graduating.” – 2018 EduSource Apprentice
Our student apprentices get to work on real programming projects that make the world a better place. In the past, they’ve worked on the following projects:
“You kept us busy doing real work. There wasn’t a time when I wasn’t doing anything important. I felt needed. You treated us like employees. I didn’t feel like an intern.” – 2017 EduSource Apprentice
Real work isn’t the whole story, though.
One of our EduSource mantras is “developing people” (not just code). By the time our apprentices graduate, we want them to know more than just good coding practices. We want them to have grown as people. Here are some ways we develop our apprentices:
Good question! Here’s what we’re looking for:
“It was the kind of summer where I felt energized coming home after work. It wasn’t the kind of work that was draining. It was the kind of work that made me want to keep learning after work.” – 2018 EduSource Apprentice
We are currently accepting resumes for our May 2019 apprentice class. Applications close at the end of January. To start the application process, send a resume to:
“Why would I recommend EduSource? The people.
I love the people and the environment. Things are so well organized. It’s fun and educational.” – 2017 EduSource Apprentice