How it Works

Apply

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

Learn

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

Contribute

Accepted students contribute to bitcoin open-source projects.

Get a Job

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

Program Tracks

Program Timeline

Student Application Period
February 1, 2024 - February 19, 2024

Students can apply to a track of their choice starting from February 1, 2024. Application deadline is February 19, 2024, 23:59 UTC. Applicants will be screened as per the details provided in their application form, considering their coding or design portfolios and open-source contributions.

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Learning Bootcamp
February 16, 2024 - March 31, 2024

Screened students will undergo an intensive, hands-on bootcamp for four weeks to learn the ins and outs of bitcoin. At the end of the bootcamp, applicants will receive a hard assignment to test their knowledge of bitcoin.

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Proposal Round
April 1, 2024 - April 30, 2024

Project ideas for the internship program will be published on the website by April 1, 2024. Applicants will be required to submit the solution to their assignment and a project proposal for a chosen project idea published on the website. See our student guide to learn how to write winning proposals. All solutions and proposals must be submitted by April 30, 2024.

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Proposal Review Period
May 1, 2024 - May 7, 2024

Mentors review and select project proposals.

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Accepted Students Announced
May 7, 2024

Accepted students are notified of their acceptance into Summer of Bitcoin 2024.

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Program Kick-Off and Onboarding
May 8, 2024 - May 15, 2024

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

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Project Period
May 15, 2024 - Aug 15, 2024

Students work on their Summer of Bitcoin projects.

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Evaluations
July 15, 2024 - July 20, 2024

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 19, 2024

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 19, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024

Mentors review student code submissions or project artifacts and determine if the students have successfully completed their Summer of Bitcoin 2024 projects.

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Results Announced
September 5, 2024

Students are notified of the pass/fail status of their Summer of Bitcoin 2024 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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