Esperas Intersnship

This year we piloted the Esperas Internship Program. We are now taking applications for the 2017 program which will start in early April 2017. To be considered for the program, please complete the application below by September 30, 2016.

Program Description

An Esperas internship is a final step in your transition from homelessness to a professional career as a software engineer. During your three year internship, you will learn the skills necessary to develop web and mobile applications. The first year is intensive training. During this year, Esperas pays the cost of training and housing with a monthly stipend that covers your living expenses. The second and third year is employment with a technology company while continuuing with Esperas for ongoing support and training. 


  • October 31, 2016: Application deadline
  • November 2016: Phone and in-person interviews
  • December 2016: Final applications notified.
  • April 2017 to July 2017: Start program. You will move to the Seattle area and start your program. This three month period will begin with orientation and training. During this time, you will learn basic coding and the tools you will use to begin your career as a software engineer.
  • July to October 2017: During this period, you will enroll in the Web Development Intensive with General Assembly. During this time, you will complete your formal training to be a software engineer.
  • November 2017 to March 2018: During this period, you will intern with Esperas as a software engineer. You will work on developing features for the Eseras platform
  • April 2018 March 2020: At the end of your internship, we will support your job search and your transition to employment for a technology company in Seattle or back home as a full-stack software engineer. During this two year period, you will be employed by Esperas and contract with a company.


  • You must be at least 18 years old by April 1, 2017.
  • You must have been homeless at some point in the last 36 months and have completed a successful recovery program.
  • You do not need a high school diploma, but you must complete your GED by the end of the first year of the program.
  • You must not have been charged or convicted of any cyber or financial crime.


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