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University of Idaho

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Email: cdactr@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cda

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Dig'nIT Internships

The Dig'nIT internship program is your chance to get a step ahead over the summer break. The University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene connects Kootenai County teenagers with innovative local businesses for a summer of hands-on learning in a professional setting. The goal is to provide you with a meaningful workplace experience to help inform your decision-making as you prepare for college and high-demand careers. 

Eligibility

  • At least 16 years old
  • Completing 10th or 11th grades in spring 2020
  • Strong interest in STEM fields, especially those relating to:
    • Cyber security
    • Graphic design
    • Hardware development and/or repair
    • Programming
    • Web design
  • Commit to working 30 hours/week for eight weeks
  • No second job or vacations longer than two workdays during the duration of the internship
  • Your own transportation

What do you gain from a Dig'nIT Internship?

  • $11/hour for 30 hours/week
  • A week of orientation at the U of I Coeur d'Alene
  • Hands-on experience in STEM careers with innovative local companies. Host sites vary annually, but have included:
    • Intermax
    • Exbabylon
    • Cyber Defense
    • ExtraTech Systems
    • Gizmo-CDA
    • JEB Commerce
    • Say Roar
  • Experience shadowing professionals while assisting creatively and physically
  • A valuable addition to your resume
  • Personal insight on a potential future career

Program Structure

  • April 1: Applications open
  • May 22: Applications due
  • Late May into early June: Interviews held at U of I Coeur d'Alene and interns selected
  • June 22-26: Orientation week
  • June 29 through Aug. 6: Interns work 30 hours/week at their host sites
  • Aug. 7: Intern Showcase featuring individual presentations at U of I Coeur d'Alene

Please note, changes to the program are still possible due to COVID-19. The university and host companies will follow the latest guidelines from the state and local health district. 

If you have questions, contact Dig'nIT Internship Coordinator Juli Anderson at julianaa@uidaho.edu

University of Idaho

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Email: cdactr@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cda

U of I CDA Directory Directions