Out in Tech U | Mentee Application
Thank you so much for your interest in Out in Tech U's Youth Mentorship Program!
The program is designed to support those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community as they begin their careers in technology. Anyone between the ages of 17-24 is welcome to apply, and no specific academic background is expected or required! Those selected to participate will be paired with a mentor who works in the tech industry to work on career development, technical training, and professional networking.
The Fall 2021 cohort runs for 8 consecutive weeks, beginning October 4th.
Up until now, the program has been open to any individual located within the US.
This year we are planning a small pilot for UK-based mentee-mentor pairs to test expansion!
If you are in either region, we welcome you to apply.
Mentorship generally consists of two, 1-hour sessions with your mentor each week:
Session 1: This session will be focused on the development of a technical skill (e.g. intro to programming, how to run a social media campaign, how to build a website, etc.) that pertains to your area(s) of interest.
Session 2: This session will pertain to the development of a core (career-building) professional skill (e.g. how to write a resume, preparing for interviews, etc.).
Time Requirements: 3 hours per week
So go on! Tell us a little about yourself :) This information is being used for evaluation purposes and won’t be shared with a third-party without your consent.
Deadline to apply: Aug 20th, 2021.
Oh, and any questions? Email us at
US applicants: will need to be based in the US.
UK applicants: will need to be based in the UK.
Date of birth
What city do you live in? Please use a City, State-abbreviation format (e.g., San Diego, CA or Springfield, MO)! If you are in the UK, just add your city + UK (e.g. Manchester, UK)
Please use a City, State-abbreviation format (e.g., San Diego, CA or Springfield, MO)! If you are in the UK, just add your city + UK (e.g. Manchester, UK)
How do you identify?
We care about diversity, and want to take into account the multiple ways in which the Out in Tech community might identify. We use this only to improve our programming and our inclusion efforts. We won't share that information with anyone outside of our team, and only use these data in aggregate. PLEASE CHECK ALL THAT APPLY.
Person of Color
Middle Eastern/North African/Arab
Person living with a disability
I'd rather not say
What's your current academic enrollment / standing?
(No specific academic background is expected or required!)
High School - Freshman / 1st Year
High School - Sophomore
High School - Junior
High School - Senior
College - Freshman / 1st Year
College - Sophomore
College - Junior
College - Senior
Bootcamp / Trade School / Vocational School / Alternative Ed.
Not Currently Enrolled in School
What school are you attending, if currently enrolled?
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