Admissions Specialist, MLH Fellowship

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Admissions Specialist, MLH Fellowship

Job description

Major League Hacking (MLH) is rethinking technical education for the modern world. Now that every company is a technology company, we need faster and more effective ways to train the talent that everyone depends on. Our unique hands-on, community-driven approach has helped more than 500,000 technologists worldwide launch their careers and stay up-to-date with the latest trends. If you're passionate about technology, education, and the future of work – this this the place for you!

Role Overview:

The MLH Fellowship is an educational internship alternative, where aspiring technologists have the opportunity to collaborate on real-world software projects under the guidance of expert mentors. We truly believe that this program can change the face of technology education and hiring, helping computer science students learn the skills that they’re not getting in the classroom, but are necessary to join the workforce.

We rely on our admissions team to review the tens of thousands of applications we get each year for the MLH Fellowship. As an Admissions Specialist, you'll be the first point of contact for our applicants as they start their journey. You'll read and review applications, conduct admissions interviews, and host code conversations.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Review applications. Admissions Specialists for the MLH Fellowship uphold our standards by reviewing applications from our thousands of candidates. They review written applications and code samples to ensure candidates have the passion and technical ability to succeed in the program. 
  • Conduct interviews, evaluate code samples, and host code conversations with applicants. Specialists evaluate candidates' passion and enthusiasm for the MLH Fellowship. Our interviewers conduct phone screens with candidates to try to understand their motivation for applying to the Fellowship and to check their eligibility. Some specialists will also review applicants' code samples and determine their technical readiness for the program. 
  • Utilize exceptional professional judgement and communication. You will be helping the MLH team decide who among our applicants will participate in the program. Our Fellowship team will rely on your feedback to make admissions decisions. 

About MLH:

Major League Hacking (MLH) is rethinking technical education for the modern world. MLH has become the default destination for top tech talent to gain hands-on experience, build their professional networks, and ultimately level up their careers. In 2020 alone, more than 120,000 technologists joined the MLH community at 1,400 MLH-powered hackathons, workshops, and fellowships worldwide.

  • We’re a team of 20 full-time people with offices in New York City and Bangalore/Delhi.
  • Our co-founders, Swift and Jon, were recognized for their work in education by Forbes in the 2017 30 Under 30 list.
  • We work with some of the top technology brands like Dell, Oculus, and Amazon to help them reach our community and get the latest and greatest tools into their hands.
  • We have a group of world-class investors including General Catalyst, Alexis Ohanian (Reddit), Jeff Lawson (Twilio), and Sundance DiGiovanni (Major League Gaming).
  • We are a mission driven B Corp, committed to responsibly serving the world and our community.


  • Community Mindset: Building friendships, relationships, and community is what drives you.
  • Organization: Organization ability is a must working with hundreds of applications.
  • Communication: You must also be able to communicate extremely well to help our MLH Fellowship applicants.
  • Judgement/Decision-Making: You will be making decisions about our applicants and communicating your reasoning to our Fellowship team.
  • Coding Ability: You can code proficiently in Python, JavaScript, or Ruby.
  • Open Source: You have experience contributing to major Open Source projects or production-level code.
  • Hours: You're able to commit 10 - 30 hours per week from October 2021 - January 2022.
  • Passion/Interests: You’re passionate about technical education and communities.