Applications are now open for the fall ’24 cohort of AI4ALL Ignite! Learn more and apply here.

AI4ALL Ignite

Accelerate Your Path From Undergrad to an AI Career

Train to be AI Internship-Ready

  • Build an AI Portfolio Project
  • Get Weekly Mentorship from AI Industry Experts
  • Prepare for the AI Technical Internship Interview

About AI4ALL Ignite

AI4ALL Ignite is a no-cost virtual accelerator where undergraduate students develop an AI portfolio project with mentorship from industry experts. Participants also benefit from a student symposium to showcase their work, as well as comprehensive training in career readiness. By accelerator’s end, students will be prepared to interview for technical AI internship opportunities.

What You Get

Readiness to Interview for AI Technical Internships

Small Class Sizes (20 Students) & 4 Mentors Per Class

Actionable AI Career Roadmap & Ongoing Support

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Our newsletter offers college students valuable (and sometimes fun!) insights into entering the AI industry, exploring emerging trends, and learning more about responsible AI. It also features success stories from alumni now thriving in their AI careers and provides updates on upcoming no-cost opportunities in AI programming.

How AI4ALL Ignite Works

Students enroll in a curriculum uniquely designed for Black, Latinx/e, Indigenous, women, and non-binary college students, which is not available elsewhere. They join an exclusive community of AI4ALL alumni, AI practitioners, and sponsors committed to empowering students in these intersecting identities  to develop the key skills necessary to join the AI industry workforce.


This free online program consists of 2 required components.

  • Component 1: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Portfolio Project

    September 2024 - December 2024
    (13 Weeks)

    • Meet weekly with an AI instructor who guides you through the development of an AI/ML portfolio project
    • Collaborate on project with peers from schools across the U.S. and an AI industry mentor
    • Present your AI project at a virtual student symposium for AI industry professionals and other student participants
    • Total commitment: 72.5 hrs – includes live and asynchronous activities
  • Component 2: AI Career Readiness Preparation

    January 2025 - Feb 2025
    (8 Weeks)

    • Meet weekly with AI Career Readiness instructor to optimize your LinkedIn profile, resume, and cover letter
    • Master the AI technical interview with real world interview questions and get actionable feedback on a mock technical interview
    • Meet with recruiters at opportunity chats to learn about their AI internships and entry-level positions
    • Total time commitment: 13.5 hrs – including live and asynchronous activities

Application and Eligibility

  • Fall 2024 Cohort Timeline

    • Jun 17, 2024: Priority Admissions Deadline (recommended)
    • Aug 19, 2024: Final Application Deadline
    • Jun 17 to Aug 19: Students select weekly live virtual class meeting time
    • Week of Sept 2, 2024: AI Portfolio Project & ethics discussions weekly classes begin
    • First two weeks of Dec 2024: Students present projects at virtual symposium
    • Dec 2024- Jan 2025: Winter Break
    • Jan 2025 – Feb 2025: AI Career Readiness portion
    • March 2025: Certificates of completion granted
    • Post-program: Continued access to Changemakers Connect job board and alumni community
  • How to Apply

    • Apply here.
    • The priority admissions deadline is June 17, 2024 and the final deadline is August 19, 2024.
    • Admissions are made on a rolling basis and we recommend you apply early as there are limited spots available
    • If you cannot attend the fall 2024 accelerator, sign up to be notified once the spring 2025 application is available
  • Prerequisites and Eligibility

    • Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s and/or Associate’s academic program at a U.S. college/university
    • Be pursuing a major/minor related to Computer Science
    • Have basic programming skills in Python (e.g. CS1) or other coding language
    • Have completed Probability & Statistics and Linear Algebra by first day of program

Who We Serve

While AI4ALL encourages that all college students that are eligible apply, our organization will prioritize students whose race, gender, or ethnicity has been historically excluded from AI from the following intersectional identities: Black, Hispanic and Latinx, Indigenous folks, Women and Non-Binary folks. 

Virtual Info Sessions

During each 45-minute info session, AI4ALL staff present details on the Ignite program and the organization for prospective student and recruitment partners. 

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about the accelerator program, or just want to say hello, you can email us directly.

Partnering With AI4ALL

  • AI4ALL Ignite Toolkit

    Promote AI4ALL to your students with a toolkit for college administrators, faculty and others working with students.

  • Interested In Partnering?

    We are interested in partnering with colleagues to recruit program participants and are also open to discussing additional modes of partnership. Submit interest here.

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