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Redwood EDA Summer Mentorship Program

Offered directly by Redwood EDA, mentees in this program gain direct exposure to technologies and leaders that are shaping the future of semiconductors. You'll learn about pre-market Redwood EDA technologies for AI-accelerated chip design, and you'll make your mark on open-source projects that are advancing the open-source semiconductor ecosystem.

This program is roughly equivalent to two college lab classes with a heavy emphasis on project-based learning.

  • Currently pursuing a degree or career in Computer Engineering or a related field with a minimum ~3.2/4.0, ~7.5/10, or equivalent GPA

  • Introductory experience with TL-Verilog development (which can be gained through these Makerchip-based courses)

  • Self-discipline and self-motivation

  • Passion for open-source projects and advancing the semiconductor industry

  • Excellent remote communication and collaboration skills

  • Learn advanced circuit design skills, methodologies, and technologies

  • Work with Redwood EDA CEO, Steve Hoover, and other industry leaders and experts in the field

  • Contribute to the open-source semiconductor ecosystem




Minimum 10-week summer commitment, aligned to your college calendar and availability. 6-7 hrs/day with up to 1 week time off.

University Credit:

Students, you are encouraged to reach out to your university's experiential learning office to inquire about possible options for university credit. When possible, we will work with you and your university to explore options.


$1500 for accepted US participants, due May 15 via PayPal, with geographic discounts for many other countries (e.g. ~40k INR). Need-based, and merit-based scholarships are available. (Restrictions apply.)


The last day for refunds is June 20. The refunded amount is 90% of your enrollment fee (less payment service fees). Thereafter, inactive/underperforming mentees will be evicted from the program without a refund.


To apply, send your resume and cover letter describing your reasons for interest, future goals, and financial needs and other constraints to​ Rolling admission. Decisions within three weeks of application.

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