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Students from partner colleges:
Dates may vary. Use your invitation link to apply.

Dream of working at a top tech company? Join us!

Work with your mentor & other students.

Tell us what you love in technology, and where you want your career to take you. We'll match you with the perfect industry mentor and up to three other students.

Create or contribute to real-world, open-source projects.

Learn to ship real software that helps real people using the latest industry tools. (Ever wondered what “Kubernetes” is? Or how to set up a GraphQL backend in Typescript?)
Accountability Buddy
Mentor: Pete Bekos, NDA
Engage for Change
Mentor: Meredith Lampe, Facebook
Mentor: Shakeel Mohamed, Splunk
Student Library Management
Mentor: Meena Bhujang, T-Mobile
Mentor: Tim Van Cleave, SPS Commerce
Mentor: Rama Dasu Puli, SAP Labs
Phishing Campaign Security Platform
Mentor: Nicholas Tong, Amsys Innovative Solutions
Resume Screening
Mentor: Sneha Singh, Sony Interactive Entertainment
Mentor: Tyler Menezes, CodeDay
Portfolio Manager
Mentor: Shashank Sabniveesu, Broadridge

Daily tech talks, career panels, and more.

What do recruiters look for when you meet them? How does Microsoft deploy machine learning modules? How do real engineers make progress on a difficult problem?
CodeDay Labs has daily opportunities to learn from leaders and build a professional network.

Get ready to land your dream job or internship next year.

Learn the skills you need to succeed in technical interviews and strengthen your resume by shipping code in the OSS projects tech companies really use.

Contribute to open-source software used by millions of people.

Multiple tracks. What's your experience level?


A great first-step for students who have not coded beyond college assignments.
This is the right track for you if you're a college student who has completed some CS classes but hasn't built anything independently and without step-by-step guidance.
You'll be matched with a mentor from the technology industry, like at most traditional internships, and will make a tiny first contribution to OSS.
(By invitation only.)

Intermediate Track

More guided projects for college freshmen/sophomores/juniors to help develop engineering mindset.
This is the right track for you if you're a college student who has completed 101/102-level CS classes but not much more (or a high school student who's participated in hackathons).
You'll be matched with a mentor from the technology industry, like at most traditional internships, and will build a polished app/feature.
(No fee. Not a paid internship.)

Advanced Track

For college juniors/seniors with more CS knowledge, but without the time for a full-time internship.
This is the right track for you if you're a college student with experience beyond the 101/102-level CS classes, or a student who has built projects on your own time (e.g. hackathons).
You'll be matched with a mentor from the technology industry, like at most traditional internships, and will build a polished app/feature.
(No fee. Not a paid internship.)

If you get stuck, our TAs are always available to help!

Lola Egherman

We've helped thousands of students get their start in technology since 2009.

As an international student in a programming major, you guys totally helped me to start my wonderful career path! In a three years degree, I had you guys as my first experience, Meta as my second, and Microsoft as my third, and this last one gave me a full time return offer.
Luiza Cartaxo, Labs Advanced-Track
I loved being able to work as a team and gain real world experience about coding but at the same time also having the opportunity to learn something new.
Kelly Dong, Labs Advanced-Track
Being a Venezuelan immigrant, Labs was the first time that I got true exposure to a community of tech people that I could rely on. Fast forward a couple of years and now I'm three and a half months away from graduating college and have a job as a SWE at the Microsoft HQ right after I graduate.
Daniel Lobaton, Labs Beginner-Track
I began my CodeDay Labs internship with no background in using React Native, but came out of this internship knowing the ins and outs of React Native thanks to my team and my mentor, Eric. I highly recommend CodeDay Labs as a chance to apply your knowledge to real-world applications
Vivian Wang, Labs Beginner-Track
I really enjoyed learning how to use new technology such as Angular, Node, Sequelize, and Joi. Working with my teammates and interacting with each other was one of my favorite parts of this internship. Just helping each other out, working, learning, and growing together as developers was really great. Also the mentor was very helpful.
Alain Nshimirimana, Labs Advanced-Track
My experience as a CodeDay Labs intern certainly exceeded my expectations. My favorite part about being an intern was getting to learn and work with Python Django. I found working with Django to be difficult yet also fun. At the beginning of the internship, because I only had experience with ReactJS, I thought I would only be working on the frontend component of the app which we built. However, I ended up only working with ReactJS (i.e. the frontend) for about a week before I became responsible for the backend. I'm really glad I got this exposure because I found that I enjoy working with backend-related stuff.
Amy Ghotra, Labs Advanced-Track

Showcase your talent for potential employers.

Timing Attack Extension for Burp Suite
Advanced Track

Mentor: Adele Miller, Security Engineer at Security Innovation
Burp Suite is used by a huge percentage of security professionals, especially penetration testers. It is often used as an HTTP interception tool. Burp Suite's usefulness is greatly improved by a variety of plugins, many of which are free to use.

What you will do:
- Create a plugin for Burp Suite. This plugin will be polished and may be made publicly available to all users of the tool. I suggest that you create a timing attack tool for login forms or other actions. I am open to supporting other plugins.
Additional project tags: Cybersecurity, Penetration Testing
Recommended experience: Basic familiarity with Burp Suite, building and/or attacking full stack web applications
(If you are not planning on working in cyber security and have not worked with Burp Suite, I recommend working on another project.)

Advanced Track

Mentor: Tim Van Cleave, Engineer at SPS Commerce
As a photographer one of the most important things you can do is share your work to build a reputation for yourself, but often it's not as easy to get well-organized feedback about your work from others. If you want to improve your art, either as a professional or just a casual enthusiast, it's extremely important to get your work in front of others so you can keep improving.

This project aims to solve this problem by creating a site where photographers can upload their portfolio and then have fellow photographers leave comments about things that can be improved, things they like, etc.

Key user requirements are:
* Users can upload their own photos and display them in a clean, easy to view way.
* This includes the users display name, home city, etc.
* (optional) use the photo's EXIF data to display information about the camera, lens, and other settings interesting to a photographer. Location information would be super cool as well!
* Users can indicate that they want only some of their photos to be reviewed by others
* Users can leave comments on individual photos where a review is requested

This project will teach a variety of useful technical skills, including:
* Developing a clean, fast API using Django and Django Rest Framework
* Uploading photos to a cloud hosting service like S3
* Modern React web app development, including using component libraries and other tools to simplify development
* User-centered design throughout the project
* AGILE best practices (don't worry, just a light version!)
* Having fun while making something awesome!
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