Paid Airbnb Software Engineering Apprenticeship

Paid Airbnb Software Engineering Apprenticeship


6 months starting January 2020


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TechHire Oakland at the Kapor Center is excited to announce our partner Airbnb’s Connect Apprenticeship.

DESCRIPTION: Connect is a paid 6-month apprenticeship program at Airbnb that provides a pathway to entry-level software engineering roles for individuals with nontraditional technical backgrounds.

In the beginning you’ll learn from Airbnb’s Technical Engineering Instructor about the ins and outs of coding at Airbnb in a workshop environment. You’ll start to do some practical work before you eventually start coding with teams.

At the end of the apprenticeship, there’s potential to convert to a permanent software engineering role.

ROLES: Software Engineering

DURATION: 6 months full time, paid with benefits

LOCATION: San Francisco


  • Ages 18+

  • You do not have a 4-year Computer Science degree

  • You learned to code through online courses, community college classes, or a coding bootcamp

  • You have no prior (or less than one year of) professional software engineering experience

  • You should already have enough coding skills to:

    • Write a basic function

    • Understand control flow in a language (e.g. if statements, for/while loops, etc.)

    • Understand variables

    • Convert a problem to code

If you’ve recently graduated with a 4-year computer science degree or have more than 1 year of professional software engineering experience, please apply directly to Airbnb’s open software engineering positions. 


Applications will be open from September 20, 2019 to October 19, 2019.

  • You will need to upload your resume, answer three personal essay questions, and give us a coding sample.

  • Those who move to an onsite interview will be tested on both their communication skills to effectively talk about technical concepts as well as complete an onsite coding challenge in the programming language of their choice.

  • Onsite interview days are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, November 6th and Saturday, November 9th.

  • The applicants who successfully complete the onsite will join the apprenticeship program which starts in January 2020.


1) This opportunity is open to all. Apply here by October 19th:

2) Get referred through TechHire Oakland: To empower us to vouch for you, please follow the instructions below if you are a Bay Area resident, and from an underrepresented ethnic group in tech: African-American/Black, American Indian/Native American, Filipina, Korean, Latinx, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, and Vietnamese, or mixed race with a parent from one of the above groups.

  • List “TechHire Oakland” under “How did you hear about this job?” in the Airbnb application

  • Let us know you’ve applied at and fill out our TechHire Oakland Talent Form

Feel free to contact with any questions or for support prepping your application materials.

We also welcome you to join our apprenticeship workshop with Airbnb on September 30th in Oakland to learn more about the program.