On-campus ITAP Hosts
ITAP internship hosts provide valuable supervision and mentoring for interns, who provide assistance for projects.
Hosting ITAP Interns
ITAP associates work 8-10 hours a week on technology projects for faculty and staff members around campus during their sophomore, junior, and senior years at DePauw. While the intern provides the host with technological knowledge and skills, the host provides the intern with mentoring in the host's area of expertise as well as mentoring on professional behavior. Hosts also provide interns with valuable opportunities for growth through increasing responsibility along with projects that allow for creativity and problem-solving.
Guidelines for Hosts:
- Provide clearly-articulated objectives for projects along with the opportunity to ask questions for clarification on expectations.
- Create with the intern a realistic and attainable timeline to meet those objectives (ITAP associates work approximately 8-10 hrs per week).
- Facilitate reasonable access to learning resources (e.g. manuals, handouts, etc.), technical resources (e.g. computers, software, etc.) and sufficient workspace to accomplish their tasks.
- Create opportunities for open dialogue with associates to confirm that goals are being met and that projects are on schedule. Hosts may contact ITAP staff with any questions or concerns at any time.
- Provide feedback through evaluations of associates’ work at least twice a year (mid-fall and mid-spring). While ITAP staff provide a review form in the fall, hosts should have associates update their online resumes (e.g., LinkedIn profile, etc.) including reflection on how they have grown professionally and personally the past year. Hosts may review the resumes and meet with interns to provide feedback on areas of success and improvement.
Associates and hosts are encouraged to create and sign a “Project Contract” that lays out the project expectations of both parties and the desired project outcomes according to the developed timeline.
Hosts wishing to rehire current associates for the next academic year follow the same procedures as prospective hosts. They should review the call for proposals sent out each year and submit an application for the position to be posted in the Classifieds. The Classifieds show which positions are open on-campus; positions with retained interns will be marked “filled.” Please contact Angie Smock with any questions about submitting a proposal, rehiring an intern, or approving time cards. The timeline for applications can also be viewed on the Classifieds page.
to Apply to be a Host
Each spring ITAP staff members send out a request for proposals for the following academic year to all faculty and staff members for internships. Approved internships are compiled into classified ads online, where the ITAP students search for specific internships that match their interests and abilities. Interns then apply and possibly interview for those positions. For more information on how you can become an on-campus internship host, contact Angie Smock (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Doug Fellegy (email@example.com).
Hosting criteria includes:
- Clearly-articulated project objectives
- Opportunities for ITAP interns to gain valuable technology-related work experience
- Clearly conceived plans for mentoring intern, including plans for professional development
- Ability to encourage and enhance student learning
- Availability of departmental resources (i.e., hardware, software, work space, your time, etc.) to accommodate hosting an intern
- Internship with scope and scale (year-long internships have priority over semester-long projects)
- Breadth and depth of impact to the University community and University strategic objectives
For more information, visit the Classifieds. Hosts with approved internships who did not host the previous year may meet with an ITAP staff member before the internship starts to review the program's guidelines and ask questions about the program.
Please read first: Call for proposals to host ITAP interns in 2015-2016
To apply to host an ITAP Intern: 2015 ITAP Host Application
For the timeline for applications: Classifieds
Faculty and staff needing web support from an ITAP Associate on a short-term basis should contact Angie Smock, who can facilitate contact with the Web Team.