University of Idaho is committed to promoting college and career readiness so students have the tools needed to successfully continue on the path to college. Dig'nIT is an academic summer technology enrichment program that creates paths to college for area students with high potential but limited opportunities, while promoting careers in fields related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM).
The Dig'nIT internship program is intended for students at least 16 years of age who have completed 10th-12th grade by summer 2019. Students will intern for 30 hours per week at sites in and around Coeur d’Alene. Dig'nIT interns are mature and responsible students who complete an application and interview process to participate in the program and have proven they are fully committed to the expectations of the internship.
The goal of the internship program is to provide students with meaningful experiences that will expose them to interesting tech-focused careers that require a bachelor’s degree and that will motivate them to continue on the academic path needed to enroll and succeed at a four-year college or university.
What Can Students Expect to Get Out of the Internship Program?
- Get paid $11 per hour for 30 hours per week over eight weeks while you learn!
- Gain hands-on experience with STEAM careers; host site placements may include but are not limited to:
- Software development
- Hardware development and repair
- Cyber security
- IT management
- Web design
- Digital marketing
- Shadow professionals while assisting creatively and physically
- Assist with technical support and computer programming projects
- Learn how to contribute to a professional team effort
- May 19: last day for interested and eligible students to submit their application
- May 27-31: interviews are held at U of I Coeur d'Alene and interns are selected
- June 10: selected interns complete on-boarding paperwork at U of I Coeur d'Alene
- June 17-21: interns start with an orientation week where they meet and potentially tour companies and are matched with a host site based on their qualifications and interest
- June 24-Aug. 9: interns work 30 hours per week at their host sites. Interns check in with U of I Coeur d'Alene
- Aug. 9: Interns give a short presentation at U of I Coeur d'Alene on their last day about their experience to friends, family, and host site employees
- You must be at least 16 years of age and have completed 10th-12th grade by summer 2019
- You must be familiar with and/or and willing and able to learn about topics relating to host site specialties, including but not limited to:
- App development
- Web design
- Graphic design
- Hardware development and/or repair
- Social media management
- Cyber security techniques
- You must commit to working 30 hours per week, working with the host site to create a schedule that fits within 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
- You must be able to start June 17 with no interruptions in work through Aug. 9 (we ask that this is your only priority — no second jobs or vacations longer than two workdays)
- You must be able to transport yourself to and from various locations within the Post Falls/CDA vicinity
- You must submit an application no later than Sunday, May 19
If you have any questions, contact Juli Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org