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What is Hng Internship

The HNG is a 3-month remote internship program designed to locate the most talented software developers in Nigeria and the whole of Africa. Everyone is welcome to participate (there is no entrance exam). We create fun challenges every week on our slack channel. THose who solve them stay on. Everyone gets to learn important concepts quickly, and make connections with people they can work with in the future. The intern coders are introduced to complex programming frameworks, and get to work on real applications that scale. the finalist are connected to the best companies in the tech ecosystem and get full time jobs and contracts immediately.

Why the Hng Internship?

We needed developers in Nigeria, and there were just not enough. We found that telent was hiding in different small locations all over the country - but they needed training and exposure to best practices. The initial idea was to simply do a remote internship to find coders. We did not expect 1000+ people would apply to the internship. But we saw stongly people wanted to develop their skills, and it became a mission for us to make this happen.

How it works

The internship is open to everyone. It's a big slack group that anyone can join. After joining, everyone is given a simple task to perform. Those who successfully complete it stay. The rest drop out. After two weeks, the participant start receiving weekly pay. The tasks get more competitive. Teams are created. Friendships are made. More money are given to winners of weekly challenges. The internship is not 'work', its pure fun.

Internship 001 | The Pioneers

The first internship in Aug 2016 kicked off with 170 people. there were 15 finalist. Most of the finalist are now professional developers in various local startups.

Internship 002

At the second internship, 848 started the programme. We ended up with 30 finalist, who are all not just employed, but creating significant impact on the Nigeria tech eco-system in design, blockchain, frontend, and javascript fields.

Internship 003 | The Exceptionals

We were invited by the Akwa Ibom State government to focus on interns from the state as a way to kickstart the local eco-system. 1100 coders started, with 100 finalists. SInce then, the Uyo tech eco-system has been bussing with activity.

What people are saying

D, Techtor.

"I wrote my first php code and I've had github but never used it or bothered to learn, thanks to this internship for the push out of my comfort zone, now I can make use of github and implement a php file. "


"I got to work with Figma for first time. As a designer, this is definitely a nice tool to add to my toolbox. Been a challenging and good experience so far. looking forward to more. "


"I wrote my first line of code in php and that felt good, got a hang of how figma works, been using other design tools, but figma is really awesome.

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