GitHub Announces ‘Externships Winter Cohort’ for Student Developers

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GitHub has announced the GitHub Externships Winter Cohort in plans to support India’s talented student developers. This season GitHub has added a new DevSecOps track, along with Open Source, to help college students gain deeper software development skills.

The company said it will help college students in India get real-world experience engaging with enterprises across the country, as well as collaborate on open source projects with other developers on GitHub.

This builds on GitHub’s Campus Program by providing students a unique opportunity to engage with companies in India, via fellowship programs, and building the right skills future developers need to succeed in an enterprise environment. Students are mentored on real-world projects and gain skills around cloud technologies, software development methodologies and, most importantly, software development collaboration.

Maneesh Sharma, general manager, GitHub India, said: “Students are our next generation of developers who will continue to drive software innovation forward for our digital nation. That’s why, as we continue to support India’s talented student developers…”

The first cohort this summer had received in excess of 1300 student applications from 175 higher education institutions that are participating in the GitHub Campus Program.

Applications are now open and students have until 11:59 pm IST on December 14, 2021 to apply. 

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