2018 Summer Internship: Coding/STEM Course Instructor (Taipei)

First Code Academy


First Code takes pride in providing top-notch education technology courses. Our instructors teach, inspire and mentor our students and guide them from zero programming background to a general proficiency.

This role requires a high degree of autonomy, entrepreneurial drive, and passion toward technology. It is not a regular teaching role, nor a programming role. You take your passion in building and making things, and spread it to the next generation. You have a natural knack for engaging an audience, patience to work with active inquiring minds, and the ability to break down complex problems into smaller digestible pieces. This role provides a first hand experience in shaping the minds of our next generation.

Why teach with us?

This unique opportunity allows you to:
Learn: Apply and deepen software development and computer science knowledge to solve problems in community
Teach: Shape young minds and inspire teenagers to solve problems using technology
Build: Be part of a fast-growing organization and lead an expanding instructional team

"Coding + Children = My passion. First Code Academy has impacted me in such a positive manner that just two months of my time here has helped me discover this. As an instructor, I get to play with robots and learn the new technology every day and then try to pass over the skill sets to the kids. Watching them use their boundless imagination put to the test creating new apps and websites stuns me every single time and has made me realize how much potential lies within each and every child to use coding to change the world. It has been a great experience for me working (having fun) at FCA, interacting with the kids on a daily basis and learning from them as well. The environment set up for them at FCA is absolutely brilliant - they are given full authority to build whatever they want and use failure as a stepping stone to success which lines with our motto - "Done is better than perfect."

- Kowshik, Instructor, 2016


Passion in Computer Science / Software Engineering:
You have a desire to learn about computer science. You frequently read up on news in the field, and light up when talking about new technology.
Bonus: You either studied, or have worked (or both) in Computer Science / Engineering / Science / Mathematics field.

Maker's Mindset:
You like to build things. Either a weekend side project or an open source project, you are actively exploring new ideas to build and contribute to.

Communications Skills:
Instructors are responsible for communicating often complex and abstract programming concepts to young students. You are fluent in English and are good at communicating your ideas verbally, through analogies and repetition if necessary. At the same time you are able to adjust your presentation depending on the audience

Experience in, or an Interest in Teaching Kids:
You like spending time with kids and are patient to get through your ideas to them.

Commitment: You care about the learning progress of our students like we do.

Statistics (2015-2017 Internship)

625 students applied
198 were interviewed
45 hired
13 universities
9 countries


●  Join us in revolutionizing the concept of education in Asia ●  Be a part of a compassionate team that treats you like family and emphasizes open communication ●  Be part of the fun - our Summer video :) ●  Get involved in large-scale events such as AppJamming Summit , a regional app competition for kids from age 8 to 16 to showcase their app creation. We host Semi-Finals in Hong Kong and Singapore and a Final in Hong Kong with students joining us from all over Asia.