Internship Program

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As a Microsoft Excel intern, Byte Back student Adebayo put classroom knowledge into real-life practice.

Byte Back internship opportunities for our students, as digital literacy instructors, IT help desk support assistants, and administrative assistants at Byte Back, as well as at local companies and nonprofits, such as Capitol Asset and Project Reboot.

Through this internship program, students learn skills related to their field of interest through hands-on experience, professional development opportunities, and mentoring from Byte Back staff and volunteers.

How Internships Benefit Students

Students are matched with opportunities that stimulate their interests and provide real-world experiences. The goals of the Byte Back internship program are:

  • Ensure the assignment of challenging projects and tasks
  • Provide projects that complement academic programs and/or career interests
  • Provide adequate, reliable, and regular supervision and mentoring
  • Create a professional network

Byte Back interns are assigned within various departments of the organization and become fully integrated in fulfilling our mission while supporting staff and students.

External internships give students an opportunity to gain expertise, advice, and/or experience from industry professionals. Students learn many of the basic skills it takes to work at a progressive IT organization or office.

Timeline & Students Served

Byte Back’s internships generally last 8 weeks, 15-20 hours per week. External internships generally last 8 weeks and are during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.

Selection Process

The Byte Back Career Services Team selects certification students for internships, based on positive factors such as attendance, enthusiastic attitude, instructor recommendation, certification, and score on the practice exam.

Byte Back works to ensure that the students are available and are committed to completing their placement. Students are only eligible for one internship.

Internship Pay

Select internships are paid and transportation assistance is available.

Byte Back is committed to seeking paid internship opportunities for students.

Evaluations & Employment

On a weekly basis, the Career Development Specialist checks in with students. There is also a weekly check in with the internship site. The employer also completes an evaluation, which Byte Back uses to coach the students.

Based on performance evaluations, employers may opt to directly offer students employment, share other employment opportunities, and/or provide a letter of reference to eligible students at the end of the internship placement.