Paid IDEO CoLab Design Fellowship

Paid IDEO CoLab Design Fellowship


Spring: 1 week, starting April 2019

Summer: 7 weeks, starting June 2019


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TechHire Oakland is excited to announce our partner IDEO CoLab’s Spring and Summer Design Fellowships: Applications due 2/4/19.

DESCRIPTION: The IDEO CoLab (R&D arm of IDEO) is accepting applications to join its one-week, paid spring fellowship and seven-week paid summer programs. They’ll be exploring opportunities to solve human problems using emerging technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence. Apply to join their 1-day makeathon in March for a chance to participate!

During the fellowship, you’ll be working with IDEO CoLab’s corporate members to shape and test emerging technologies and to develop interesting applications for them. Even if you don’t land the Fellowship, the makeathon in itself is an incredible learning opportunity.


Spring: 1 week, starting April 2019

Summer: 7 weeks, starting June 2019

LOCATION: San Francisco


  • No degree requirements (they’re looking for coders, entrepreneurs, design thinkers, and generalists)

  • Ages 18+, can legally work in US 

  • Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


1) Prep:

Review application tips here.

Read about other TechHire Oakland talent that successfully landed the Fellowship (4 individuals in the last year).

2) Apply:

Apply by 2/4/19 here:

The Fellowship is open to all. However, please list "TechHire Oakland" as the referring partner at the end of the application only if:

  • you're an underrepresented East Bay (Alameda + Contra Costa) resident, AND

  • you’re 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.

3) Follow Up:

If you're an East Bay (Alameda + Contra Costa County) resident of color, make sure you've filled out our TechHire Oakland Talent Form.  This will allow us to vouch for you and automatically subscribe you to notifications about our future opportunities.

Feel free to contact with any questions.