Paid IDEO CoLab Design Fellowship

Paid IDEO CoLab Design Fellowship


2 weeks, starting January 2019


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TechHire Oakland is excited to announce our partner IDEO CoLab’s Winter Design Fellowship: Applications due 9/23.

DESCRIPTION: The IDEO CoLab (R&D arm of IDEO) is accepting applications to join its two-week, paid Winter 2019 fellowship program. 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 October 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.

ROLES: UI/UX Fellows

DURATION: 2 weeks, January 3 - January 15th, 2019 for winter fellowship. Please note the CoLab hosts a three month fellowship in the summer for which there will be a separate application.

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 9/23 here:

The Fellowship is open to all. However, please list "TechHire Oakland" as the referring organization only if you're an underrepresented East Bay (Alameda + Contra Costa) resident of color.

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.