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For ITAP Hosts

ITAP internship hosts provide valuable supervision and mentoring for interns, who provide assistance for projects.

Student and Host

ITAP Associates work 6-10 hours per week on technology projects for faculty and staff hosts around the campus during their sophomore, junior, and senior years. While the associate provides the host with technological knowledge and skills, the host provides the associate with mentoring in the host's area of expertise as well as mentoring on professional behavior. Hosts also provide associates with valuable opportunities for growth through increasing responsibility along with projects that allow for creativity and problem-solving.

Application process

Each spring an ITAP administrator will send out (to all faculty and staff) a request for internship proposals for the following academic year. Approved internships are compiled into the ITAP Classifieds and posted online where ITAP students search for specific internships that match their interests and abilities. Associates then apply and interview for those internships. 

If you would like to apply to be a host for the 2021-22 Academic Year, please complete the ITAP Host Application. Our priority deadline was March 26th, although we are accept new applications on a rolling basis.

To view an example of ITAP Classifieds, you can view the 2021-22 ITAP Classifieds here.

Communicating your decision

Once an associate has accepted an offer to fill an internship, the host must email ITAP personnel at itap@depauw.edu confirming that an associate has accepted the offer. This email must include the associate name, intern position title (as it appears on Classifieds), and must also CC the student. Only then will a timecard be created

itap hosts should know...

  • ITAP internships are expected to have a technology component. The best internships will require or allow the ITAP student to build new and/or improve existing technology skills.
  • Hosts are expected to give students at least 6 hours and not more than 10 hours of work each week.
  • Please submit multiple applications if you have multiple internships (which have different titles and/or descriptions).
  • Please note that there will likely be more internships than students so even if your application is approved, you may not find a student.
  • Internships do not carry over from academic year to academic year. When ITAP administration puts out the call for host applications, you will need to submit an application for each internship you desire, regardless if you plan to "keep" students from the previous academic year. 
  • Not all ITAP students will have the specific technology skills that your internship may require. ITAP accepts students into the program with minimal technology skills if they show curiosity and a strong drive to learn and grow. Hosts should be prepared to interview students and screen for the skills they desire, and/or be prepared to provide in-internship training and/or learning resources.
  • ITAP wants these internships to mimic a real-world job. If the student intern is not performing and/or not communicating, hosts are encouraged to talk to and attempt to correct the undesirable behavior. If that is unsuccessful, hosts are responsible to terminate the student. It is the responsibility of the student to find an alternative placement.

Updated: 6/15/2021