{ Codecademy Fellowship }

Add a Year of Experience to your Education

The Codecademy Fellowship gives curious college software developers the chance to spend one year as professional software engineers at a startup dedicated to promoting a more code literate world. We believe real world experience augments a college education like nothing else can, particularly for those interested in pursuing careers in the start-up world.

We'll handle everything: you'll be mentored by some of the best technologists in the industry (from Twitter, Kickstarter, and elsewhere), you'll work with amazing engineers, and you’ll engage with visionary entrepreneurs - all while familiarizing yourself with a codebase that reaches millions of people. This is an opportunity to diversify your skill set, grow as a person, and get real experience.

The Fellowship

  • 1 year full-time as a Codecademy Employee starting January 2014
  • $80,000 and regular employee benefits
  • Mentorship from experienced engineers, both within and outside of Codecademy
  • Regular visits and talks by industry leaders
  • Relocation assistance to New York City

Who We're Looking for

  • A humble, ambitious, and entrepreneurial college student
  • An experienced coder with an insatiable desire to be even better
  • A digital enthusiast with an entrepreneurial streak, ready to join a small startup and create new opportunities for people through code literacy education.

Meet the Current Fellows

Artur Sapek
RISD '15
Kenrick Rilee
Princeton '15
  • Why were you interested in becoming a Codecademy Fellow?

    Artur: It seemed like an incredible opportunity to work with a very talented team working on a great mission.

    Kenrick: Before this fellowship, I spent a year and a half working on my own start-up. While I learned a ton, it also showed me how little I know. This fellowship's been an opportunity fill in some gaps in my experience while working with and learning from some incredible people.

  • What projects are you working on at Codecademy?

    Kenrick: Conducting usability tests and working on Codebits, a feature that lets learners share their projects with each other.

    Artur: Developing the interface and new features for our in-browser coding environment.

  • How has the fellowship met your expectations?

    Kenrick: It's exceeded them. Because Codecademy is such a small company, everyone (including fellows) has significant responsibility, freedom, and opportunity for impact.

    Artur: Definitely. It's an incredible learning experience to ship code everyday at a fast paced startup like Codecademy.

  • What is the best part about living in New York?

    Artur: The energy of the city really is undeniable. There's always something going on, new things to experience and learn.

    Kenrick: I haven't had a dull week yet.

  • What advice do you have for future fellows?

    Kenrick: Think about yourself and your education critically - what are you good at, where do you lack experience? The fellowship is an opportunity to learn things that you couldn’t learn in a classroom or internship.

    Artur: Be very specific with your application. Show us your personality, emphasize what makes you unique.

How to Apply

To apply, please send an email with your CV to fellowship@codecademy.com with a brief introduction (giving your name, class year and school) and answers to the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in becoming a Codecademy Fellow?
  • Give us an example of something you have learned recently.
  • Tell us about an experience you had teaching others.
  • Which of your projects are you most proud of and why?
  • If you have any, include links to online profiles - a personal website, Github, LinkedIn.

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