How it Works


Interested students apply to a program track based on their background and go through a screening round.


Screened students learn how bitcoin works from a curated set of resources and submit a project proposal.


Accepted students contribute to bitcoin open-source projects.

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Students who perform exceptionally well are referred for a career in bitcoin.

Program Tracks

Full Program Timeline

Student Application Period
January 15, 2023 - April 1, 2023

Students can apply to a track of their choice starting from January 15, 2023. Last date to apply is April 1, 2023, but we recommend that interested students apply as early as possible to improve their chances of selection.

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Screening Round
January 15, 2023 - April 1, 2023

Student applications will be screened as per the details provided in their application form, considering their coding or design portfolios and open-source experience. Selected applicants will receive assignments on the basis of the track they apply for. They will be expected to complete their assignments within a given time period.

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Proposal Round
February 15, 2023 - April 15, 2023

Project ideas for the internship program will be published on the website between February 15, 2023 and March 1, 2023. Students who successfully complete the screening assignments are invited to an exclusive discord server where they are provided with resources to learn about bitcoin, ask questions, and work on project proposals based on the project ideas published on the website. See our student guide for more details on how proposal round works. All proposals must be submitted on the website by April 15, 2023.

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Proposal Review Period
April 15, 2023 - April 30, 2023

Mentors review and select project proposals.

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Accepted Students Announced
May 5, 2023

Accepted students are notified of their acceptance into Summer of Bitcoin 2023.

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Program Kick-Off and Onboarding
May 10, 2023 - May 15, 2023

Accepted students are paired with their mentors and start planning their projects and milestones.

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Project Period
May 15, 2023 - Aug 15, 2023

Students work on their Summer of Bitcoin projects.

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July 3, 2023 - July 7, 2023

Mentors submit mid-term evaluations of their mentees. Passing students receive the first part of their stipend.

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Students Submit Projects
Aug 16, 2023

Students submit a final project report including project summaries and link to code submissions or project artifacts.

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Mentors Submit Final Evaluations
Aug 21, 2023 - Aug 25, 2023

Mentors review student code submissions or project artifacts and determine if the students have successfully completed their Summer of Bitcoin 2023 projects.

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Results Announced
September 4, 2023

Students are notified of the pass/fail status of their Summer of Bitcoin 2023 projects. Passing students receive the final part of their stipend and a certificate of completion.

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Job Referrals
Post Program Completion

Students who perform exceptionally well during the program are offered opportunities for internship or full-time roles with the most cutting-edge bitcoin companies around the world.

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