ThoughtSTEM, LLC is a growing team of professionals passionate about spreading computer science education across San Diego and beyond! Learn about some of our employment and internship opportunities below.

ThoughtSTEM was founded by UC San Diego PhD Students in October of 2012. What started as a tutoring business with 5 students has swiftly grown into a company that offers online coding education nation-wide and in-person coding education San Diego-wide, bringing together students between the ages of 5–18 to explore, learn, and have fun with computer coding!

Actively Recruiting

Summer Volunteer Program

For several years, ThoughtSTEM led a unique and highly competitive internship opportunity for local high school students and college students who are interested in pursuing careers in education and technology. With ThoughtSTEM transitioning to a non-profit called MetaCoders, this program is now a volunteer program under MetaCoders:

MetaCoders offers several opportunities for volunteers to teach and learn with us! As a volunteer you can help bring computer science education to students around the world in our online classes while building your own skills in coding, teaching, curriculum design, and administration. Volunteer hours are very flexible and easily scheduled; join us for one hour a week or up to twenty hours a week! MetaCoders volunteers also earn Quarantine Credits for the students in their life. For every 1 hour you volunteer, you earn 1 free hour for your student. Bring high-quality education to your child, cousin, niece, nephew, or neighbor!

To apply to volunteer with MetaCoders, fill out the application here. Email us at contact@metacoders.org if you have any questions.

Part-Time After-School Program Teacher

ThoughtSTEM, LLC runs after-school computer science programs at schools across San Diego. The goal of our after-school programs is to make computer science fun by introducing coding to K–12 students; we often teach students in the context of video game design, Minecraft modding, robotics, and more. We are currently seeking individuals who will be instructors for after-school computer science programs at various local San Diego elementary schools.


  1. We pay YOU to learn computer science: Coding bootcamps can cost thousands of dollars. We provide college-level computer science education for our employees for FREE! We pride ourselves in training our employees in an incredibly marketable skill.
  1. Work with awesome people: We’re a young company with a wholehearted mission. We want to make sure San Diego students are ready for a future that will require them to be comfortable with technology! Our goal is for kids to have great first experiences with computer science and enjoy creating video games and websites with code! We love making a difference in our community.
  1. Convenient, Consistent Part-time Work: Our programs tend to run once a week for 1–2 hours between 12pm–4:30pm. We encourage teachers to work 4–5 programs with us M-F, but if you’re only available on certain afternoons, we can accommodate your schedule.

Learn more about this position and apply here. Email us at teach@thoughtstem.com with questions only, not with a resume or application.