Hands-On Internship Opportunity Through Filemaker, Inc., and 42 Silicon Valley

Hands-On Internship Opportunity Through Filemaker, Inc., and 42 Silicon Valley

When it comes to learning new skills, students at 42 Silicon Valley are ready to jump in. This enthusiasm is welcomed by FileMaker, Inc., one of the school’s strategic partners.

“By partnering with 42 Silicon Valley, we are able to connect their talented developers with our community in what is truly a win-win situation,” said Brad Freitag, CEO of FileMaker, Inc. “Students get exposed to the real-life custom app development work our partners are doing across industries. At the same time, we get the opportunity to work with a new breed of ambitious young developers.”

42 students and staff learning more about FileMaker

The Program

Since 2017, Filemaker and 42 Silicon Valley have engaged in a partnership to develop the next generation of custom app developers. Select students receive training on the FileMaker Platform, the world’s leading Workplace Innovation Platform, before engaging in a 6-month paid internship opportunity with a FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA) partner.

Each internship is hands-on, and allows students to develop a robust portfolio of work. Additionally, nearly every student who graduates from the program receives a job offer.

Together, the two organizations provide pathways to the workforce, and make it easier for students to get their foot in the door.

Spotlight: Pursuing New Careers

Since the program’s inception, numerous students from a variety of backgrounds have been able to pursue new careers.

During the next few months, we will feature several program graduates in a series of blog posts. You’ll meet 42 alumni like Andrew Frantzich and Erika Green.

Andrew was working in a bookstore before he went through Filemaker’s internship program. Today he works as a Filemaker Developer and is enthusiastic about his work and the opportunities ahead.

Erika is a single mom who left her career as a music teacher to pursue opportunities in tech. After coming to 42 and completing a Filemaker internship, Erika found a rewarding and profitable career as a Filemaker Developer.  

The 42 community is proud of what our students have accomplished so far through this partnership, and we can’t wait to see how future students will benefit!

So stay tuned to our blog – we are excited to share this upcoming series of real-life success stories with you.


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published by Stacey Faucett – June 17, 2019