Virtual Fellowship Program

Work on real-world coding projects for rising college freshman, no experience required.

Open until May 15th

About the Program

The Technica Fellowship Program is a 8-week initiative during June 26th - August 14th that seeks to democratize access to the tech industry. In this program, a group of exceptional students will be given the special opportunity to work directly on Technica’s very own digital platform. Fellows will gain real industry experience working on a real-world technology project that impacts thousands of users while making a positive impact on our hackers, volunteers, mentors, organizers, and sponsors!

The fellowship is designed for rising college freshmen who have a demonstrated interest in technology but have not had an industry internship yet.

Testimonials

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Brianna Giang
This was my saving grace on getting CS experience. Participating in this fellowship allowed me to learn crucial CS skills that I wouldn’t have in class such as navigating GitHub, using Node.js, etc. And I got to do all of this while working with other women in tech!

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Elizabeth Qiu
I LOVED the fellows program! It has been an amazing experience learning from and working with such an amazing community, and I’d recommend it to just about anyone! I also got to bring my stuffed Corgi to Zoom calls!

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Crislana Rafael
I learned a ton about backend development during the fellowship. I was initially a bit nervous since I mostly did front-end work prior to the fellowship, but I really enjoyed the challenge of learning new technologies together with my team. I loved my Technica community! 😊

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Naomi Kaul
I got to develop skills in Vue and working with a team. I also got a better insight of what it means to be a frontend engineer. This was such a great learning opportunity and I’m excited to continue pursuing computer science!

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Vanessa Guo
I was able to learn so much throughout this fellowship from Vue to hearing about others journey in the tech field. I loved getting to know the other fellows while collaborating on this project. It was a ton of fun and a great learning experience.

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Berline Lucien
I enjoyed collaborating with amazing group of people and hearing their journey to becoming a SWE. Biggest takeaway - Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Talk to people about what you are going through, they have been there or going through the same process. The community was great at making no questions feel dumb.

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Brianna Giang
This was my saving grace on getting CS experience. Participating in this fellowship allowed me to learn crucial CS skills that I wouldn’t have in class such as navigating GitHub, using Node.js, etc. And I got to do all of this while working with other women in tech!

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Elizabeth Qiu
I LOVED the fellows program! It has been an amazing experience learning from and working with such an amazing community, and I’d recommend it to just about anyone! I also got to bring my stuffed Corgi to Zoom calls!

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Crislana Rafael
I learned a ton about backend development during the fellowship. I was initially a bit nervous since I mostly did front-end work prior to the fellowship, but I really enjoyed the challenge of learning new technologies together with my team. I loved my Technica community! 😊

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Naomi Kaul
I got to develop skills in Vue and working with a team. I also got a better insight of what it means to be a frontend engineer. This was such a great learning opportunity and I’m excited to continue pursuing computer science!

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Vanessa Guo
I was able to learn so much throughout this fellowship from Vue to hearing about others journey in the tech field. I loved getting to know the other fellows while collaborating on this project. It was a ton of fun and a great learning experience.

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Berline Lucien
I enjoyed collaborating with amazing group of people and hearing their journey to becoming a SWE. Biggest takeaway - Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Talk to people about what you are going through, they have been there or going through the same process. The community was great at making no questions feel dumb.

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Brianna Giang
This was my saving grace on getting CS experience. Participating in this fellowship allowed me to learn crucial CS skills that I wouldn’t have in class such as navigating GitHub, using Node.js, etc. And I got to do all of this while working with other women in tech!

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Elizabeth Qiu
I LOVED the fellows program! It has been an amazing experience learning from and working with such an amazing community, and I’d recommend it to just about anyone! I also got to bring my stuffed Corgi to Zoom calls!

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Crislana Rafael
I learned a ton about backend development during the fellowship. I was initially a bit nervous since I mostly did front-end work prior to the fellowship, but I really enjoyed the challenge of learning new technologies together with my team. I loved my Technica community! 😊

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Naomi Kaul
I got to develop skills in Vue and working with a team. I also got a better insight of what it means to be a frontend engineer. This was such a great learning opportunity and I’m excited to continue pursuing computer science!

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Vanessa Guo
I was able to learn so much throughout this fellowship from Vue to hearing about others journey in the tech field. I loved getting to know the other fellows while collaborating on this project. It was a ton of fun and a great learning experience.

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Berline Lucien
I enjoyed collaborating with amazing group of people and hearing their journey to becoming a SWE. Biggest takeaway - Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Talk to people about what you are going through, they have been there or going through the same process. The community was great at making no questions feel dumb.

Application Requirements

  • Must be a rising college freshman
  • Identify as an underrepresented gender in tech
  • From the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area
  • Able to commit for the whole program

Program Outcomes

The goal of the fellowship is to give you hands-on experience working on a real-world technology project in order to give you a leg up in your career, supplemented with a supportive community of other underrepresented individuals in tech. Along the way, you'll get access to world-class workshops and tutorials to help you get up to speed, exclusive networking/career opportunities with our sponsor partners, and tons of free food, swag, and MORE!

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