Paid GitHub Tech "Octoprenticeships"

Paid GitHub Tech "Octoprenticeships"


6 months, starting in October 2018


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TechHire Oakland is excited to partner with the world's leading software development platform, GitHub, to extend tech apprenticeships to underrepresented East Bay resident of color from non-traditional (non 4 year college) backgrounds. Talent referred from our network is prioritized for the roles listed below.

DESCRIPTION: "Octoprenticeships" are six-month career development programs that empower you to work on real projects with a GitHub Team, learn alongside a mentor in your field, and develop the skills you need to land your next dream job.

DURATION: 6 months full-time with the opportunity to convert to a permanent full-time role


LOCATION: San Francisco or remotely based


  1. Experience Engineering Apprentice

  2. UI Designer, Design Systems Apprentice

  3. Sales Development Apprentice

  4. Infrastructure Product Apprentice

  5. Account Management Apprentice


The apprenticeships target:

  • Non-traditional talent (individuals who have not completed a 4-year college degree).  This includes community college students, bootcamp talent, self-taught individuals, and career transitioners. 

  • Underrepresented groups in tech (particularly underrepresented people of color)

  • TechHire Oakland specifically focuses on referring East Bay talent (Alameda + Contra Costa residents) into the apprenticeship

  • Previous experience is required, refer to position descriptions in the application link below.


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  • List "TechHire Oakland" as the referring organization only if you're an East Bay (Alameda + Contra Costa) resident of color.


  • 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 future TechHire Oakland-GitHub skill-building workshops.

Feel free to contact with any questions, thank you!