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Paid Airbnb Connect Software Engineering Apprenticeship

Kapor Foundation’s Tech Pathways Initiative is excited to announce our 2024 collaboration with Airbnb on their Connect Software Engineering Apprenticeship.

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, entry-level software engineering role making a real impact on Airbnb’s product.

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Duration

6 months. Full time, paid with benefits

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Location

Remote

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • Ages 18+
  • You do not have a 4-year college Computer Science degree.
  • You learned to code through online courses, community college classes, a coding bootcamp, or are self taught.
  • You have no prior (or less than one year of) progressional software engineering experience.

Technical Qualifications (all three are required!)

  • Write basic functions: and implement control flow in a programming language of your choice (e.g., if statements, for/while loops)
  • Understand the basics of at least one framework (e.g., React, Rails, Express)
  • Can convert a problem to code and explain your approach

Non-technical Qualifications

Growth-orientation, self-motivation, strong communication, willingness to ask for help and receptive to feedback, embracing of adventure!

TO APPLY:

We’re a referral partner into the program and placed ~50% of Airbnb’s last apprentice cohort. Please follow the instructions below if you are from an underrepresented racial group in tech (those from African-American/black, Latine, American Indian/Native American, Pacific Islander, Southeast and Central Asian backgrounds or mixed race with a parent from one of the above groups).

To be referred:

Indicate you are committed to applying by filling out our form below ASAP and before February 16th (5pm PST). We’ll send you our slide deck with application instructions.

Recommended: join an information session February 8th or 9th.

Following our instructions, submit your application to Airbnb between February 12th and February 20th (8am). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, so you’ll want to get started and submit as soon as possible. List “Kapor Center” under “Are you affiliated with one of our partners?” in the Airbnb application.

For individuals not from an underrepresented racial group in tech, please kindly apply through Airbnb’s website without selecting a Kapor Center referral – you will receive equal consideration.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Check out Airbnb’s Medium series on the Connect Apprenticeship:

Inside Connect: Airbnb’s Engineering Apprenticeship Program
Inside Connect: An Apprentice Perspective  

QUESTIONS?

Email techpathways@kaporcenter.org