On-campus ITAP Internships
ITAP Associates participate in yearlong on-campus IT internships, working closely with faculty and staff members all over campus. Through these experiences, students receive training, real-world experiences, and close mentoring in areas of their choice.
Review the Spring 2016 CLASSIFIEDS
ITAP apprentices and associates search the Classifieds, apply for positions, and interview with hosts for the next year's on-campus ITAP internships during the weeks immediately following Spring Break.
- The call for proposals is sent out early Spring Semester by email. Faculty and staff prospective hosts submit an application for an intern. ITAP staff review applications for hosting potential and will contact prospective hosts with questions as needed.
- Once internship positions are selected, they are posted in the ITAP Classifieds. ITAP students will obtain their internships in a manner similar to a "real-world" job search. ITAP first-year, sophomore, and junior interns review the classifieds, posted sometime the first week after Spring Break, to identify positions for which they wish to apply. To apply for one of the internships listed, an intern submits application materials (cover letter, résumé, link to up-to-date LinkedIn page, etc.) directly to the internship host. The intern may contact several hosts (we recommend 3-4) and interview for multiple positions. Similarly, an internship host may interview and consider as many associates as the host wishes.
- Once an internship host has interviewed a candidate to whom the host would like to offer the position, the host informs the intern and Angie Smock (firstname.lastname@example.org). An intern who is offered a position should respond either affirmatively or negatively to the host as soon as possible. If an intern needs additional time to consider an internship offer (or offers), the intern should make this request to the host promptly.
Once an intern has accepted an offer to fill a position, the intern and the host confirm their final agreement by filling out and signing a "Position Acceptance Form," which is available here. The intern is not considered hired by ITAP until that form is filled out and turned in to Angie Smock.
Apprentices will receive training for interviews in an interview workshop, a mock interview, and at an internship fair, which hosts attend. Before or during the interview process, the ITAP administrators will gladly meet with any ITAP intern who would like assistance in the process of searching for and securing an internship.
|Timeline for ITAP On-Campus Internship Placements for 2016-2017|
|March 8, 2016||Current hosts contacted about changes to or confirmation of continuing internships; Call for new proposals sent to all faculty and staff members|
|March 8-28, 2016||Consultations with ITAP administrators to draft proposals|
|March 21, 2016||Changes to or confirmation of continuing internships due|
|March 21, 2016||Proposals for new internships due|
|March 28, 2016||Classifieds ads for ITAP positions are posted online|
|April 1, 2016 (lunchtime)||Internship Fair (hosts provide information and talk to interested interns)|
|April 4-27, 2016||Interviews and placements|
|April 29, 2016||Position Acceptance Form for internship (completed by host and intern) submitted to Angie Smock to confirm the hiring|