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.
“I have a friend who is being paid way more than I am, but he’s doing grunt work. And there’s no accountability, so he basically gets nothing done. He’s jealous of my summer job.” – 2017 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:
“If I’m uncertain about something, it helps to know that it’s okay to fail. And I have resources to solve the problem.” – 2017 EduSource Apprentice
To get started in the application process (or to ask any questions), email:
Applications are closed for the 2018 Apprentice class, but we always love connecting with new talent. Want to get your name in our brains? Send us an email and let us know you’re interested for next year!
“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