About the Program


What is the Tech Core Internship?

The Tech Core Summer Internship is an applied learning experience that will provide you with an in-depth, hands-on experience of all components in and around the world of technology. Interns who join our team will be working alongside other like-minded individuals and a team of professional faculty to gain experience in the tech world. Whether your interest is in coding, the arts, or emerging technologies, Tech Core has a place for you on the summer internship team.

What will you learn?

Weeks 1-2 predominantly feature hands-on workshops that will introduce new interns to the variety of content creation, coding, and data analytics platforms that are commonly used here at Tech Core and throughout the world of technology. There is no problem if you have no prior experience with any of these programs as these workshops appeal to any and all skill-levels, all you need is the enthusiasm to learn. With a high focus on teamwork, the more you communicate and ask questions, the better you will do.

In weeks 3-10, interns will be able to choose a pillar and project of interest to them before being introduced to their team as work begins. Work on their respective projects will be with not only other program interns, but will be guided by a professional faculty member in their respective field to provide expert advice and guidance. In these weeks, students will be able to exhibit their newly learned skills in a variety of projects.

The Tech Core internship takes place entirely online, but the work you will be doing is not just simply Zoom. Our online work environment is entirely synchronous, in fact, it’s entirely like an office except for now it's all online. With the online, synchronous nature of our program, interns are able to customize their schedule; that makes this the perfect opportunity to pair with an existing class or work schedule.

Outcomes

By the end of the internship experience, you will gain proficiency in a valuable stack of technologies and platforms while also having numerous projects and opportunities to add to your portfolio or resume. You will also be able to gain a diverse array of business, communication, and project management skills that will help you throughout both your college and professional career. Valuable friends, allies, and references for your future are an added benefit of your participation on the Tech Core Internship Team.

Who is it for?
  • Those passionate about technology and its involvement in the world around us
  • The Tech Core internship is open to any and all majors, both at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • No prior technology experience is required, just hard work and curiosity
  • 10 hours a week is all that is required, and the more you do the better you will succeed
  • You are able to work from home or anywhere in the world.. International students are welcome too
Are you a graduate student?

For graduate students: By the conclusion of this program you are expected to take on a leadership role on the team, leading a group of developers on a specific project. This can be a project of your choosing from ones that we have assigned or ones that have been pitched to the group. You will be responsible for the project management, delegation, and reporting back to the client. These positions are not guaranteed to you, you must earn them by being a team player and gaining the respect and trust of your team and showing the same respect in return.



Meet the team!

What you will be doing


Here are some of the amazing projects we have line up for summer 2021! Check out the kinds of work and skills you can expect from your internship experience:

Healthcare AI

Program the cutting-edge Temi robot into a helpful nursing assistant designed to check-in on patients, guide patients and visitors around the hospital, transport equipment, and more!

College of Nursing AR

Work with various AR and image recognition technologies to build AR-based training modules for nursing students and professionals.

XR Anti-Racism Studio

Take a deep dive into mixed reality technologies and help build an immersive experience simulating typical scenarios of racial discrimination and micro-aggressions.

Remembering the CIV

Learn how to use geospatial AR to create an AR learning experience that brings back a forgotten internment camp and maps a 3D rendering of it back onto its actual historical location in Paris.

Grants & Revenues Team

Help Tech Core seek out new clients, establish more relationships across campus, manage client communication.

Social Media Team

Create, curate, and manage content and publishing for all Tech Core’s social media channels.

Student Emergency Funding Dashboard

Design data visualization dashboards based on student emergency funding applications to help the Dean of Students Office identify and improve services to students in financial need.

McGuire External Relations

Design the new website for the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship designed to reach out to McGuire alumni and highlight McGuire’s New Venture Development program.

Level-Up Online

Curate and edit footage from Level-Up workshops to create commercials and tutorials, as well as help manage the Level-Up website, D2L, and YouTube channel.

Defuse

Learn React Native and build a mobile app designed for legal mediators to manage cases and communicate between parties seeking legal mediation.

Radian

Learn how to build an end-to-end MVC web application that includes a survey building tool, programmatic email notifications, and web-based data dashboards.

Provost's Basic Needs Dashboard

Build interactive, web-based data visualizations to help the Provost's Office identify basic needs (food, housing, financial assistance, etc.) across campus.

What you will learn


Web Development and Emerging Technologies

Build robust web applications with a model-view controller (MVC) architecture powered by on dynamic data structures on the back-end, and dive into to the latest technologies sweeping the industry including VR, AR, and machine learning. Gain experience in Unity, Blender, and A-Frame/Three.js.

Project management and team collaboration

Gain experience developing in a Kanban workflow and learn the ins-and-out of maintaining communication, consistency, and synchronization while working remotely through cloud-based technologies, git version control, and team-based communication platforms.

Data science and visualization

Understand the fundamentals of building and maintaining a strong database structure; and create interesting and informative data visualizations through SQL Server, Excel, and Tableau.

Presentation skills and pitching

Learn how to present in front of an audience and effectively pitch ideas and innovations to a group. This includes learning how to prepare and present you materials in a convincing way and how to take feedback and criticism professionally.

Creative design with Adobe Creative Cloud

Create stunning pieces of media and artwork including video production, prototype design, marketing materials, and 3D art and texturing. Gain invaluable experience and skill using the acclaimed suite of Adobe products including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Dimension, XD, and more.

Reporting to clients and resource management

You will be responsible for maintaining transparent communication with the client/project sponsor regularly. This includes managing their time and resources efficiently, as well as managing their expectations. You will learn how to communicate effectively to prevent over-promising and under-delivering to clients.

Operations, Sales, and Marketing

Learn how to build and manage a CRM with Salesforce, create effective email and social media marketing campaigns through Trellis, and maintain operating budget and manage purchases for the whole team.

Building portfolio and professional profile

By the conclusion of your internship experience, you will have gained numerous new skills, technological proficiencies, and projects to add to your resume or portfolio. Learn how to design a strong resume and build an online portfolio that successfully showcases your work and capabilities.

Meet the Faculty


Ash Black

Executive Director, Tech Core

Program Director, Strategic Designer: Operations and Tech pillars, Owner: Tech Pillar

Mikel Chertudi

Senior Lecturer, Business Communication

Business Communications Specialist, Community Builder, Academic Goals Steward

Gray Hunter

Lecturer in Economics

Co-owner: Data Science Pillar

Michael Mandel

Senior Lecturer, Business Communication

Business Communications Specialist, Community Builder, Academic Goals Steward

John McClintock

Academic Coordinator

Co-owner: Data Science pillar

Victoria Ogino

Program Coordinator, Tech Core

Program Manager, Owner: Creative pillar

Sangeetha Venkataramani

Director, Marketing Minor Program

Owner: Operations pillar

Today's digital economy requires a wide array of professionals, which one are you?

Apply Now!

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 23 at 5:00pm (MST)






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Thanks for taking a close look at this opportunity.
We hope you’ll apply and join our the team.
Let's turn Summer 2021 around..."
- Ash Black
TechCore Director