Team4Tech Middlebury 2022 EdTech Internship
This summer, Team4Tech is offering a unique internship opportunity to a team of university students to support our nonprofit partners in Africa. For students interested in education, technology, and/or international development, who want to gain real world skills in helping devise and deliver remote solutions to educational NGOs, this is a valuable opportunity.
The eight-week project will kick off June 13 and end August 5, with an expectation of at 10-15 hours of work per week. Students will be guided by Team4Tech staff through a human-centered design process as they work with our NGO partner.
The team of interns will likely include students from Middlebury, Dartmouth, and UC Davis, creating an excellent networking opportunity.
The Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) is a boarding school for 270 girls, located in the Gashora sector of Rwanda, an hour south of the capital city of Kigali. Their vision is for their students to become inspired young leaders filled with confidence, a love of learning, and a sense of economic empowerment to strengthen their communities and foster Rwanda’s growth. 100% of their graduates get scholarships to attend university abroad, including the USA. This will be Team4Tech’s sixth engagement with GGAST as part of our long term partnership.
Potential project workstreams:
- Mentoring of teams working on their science and technology-focused capstone projects
- University application support and general higher education planning mentorship for girls
- Presentations to teachers and students on topics of interns’ interest and expertise.
As part of the summer program, interns will be led through our leadership development curriculum by Team4Tech Program Directors. This curriculum was designed in partnership with leading technology companies to develop key leadership capabilities that they find are critical to their employees' development and success. Important parts of an internship abroad are learning about another culture, acquiring cross cultural skills to adapt to a globalized world, working in a challenging and unfamiliar environment, and developing new friendships. Our virtual project experience will teach interns about working in cross cultural, remote, and global teams. Furthermore, we will expose the interns to the cultures of our nonprofit partners through speakers, readings, and films. Finally, we will give the interns an opportunity to develop friendships with the students and teachers engaged with our NGO partners.
Volunteer Skills & Experience:
- Interest in or experience designing and conducting technical training
- Interest in working with and mentoring young learners / high school students
- Interest in working in a developing country
Please note: This internship is funded with a CCI award of $1,500.00. If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that your funding for this position is provided by CCI, and therefore you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork. Typically, seniors graduating in May and those who have not been enrolled for Spring ’22 are not eligible for CCI sponsored internships, but occasional exceptions are made. Students planning to transfer in the Fall are also not eligible.
Students may only be funded by CCI once per summer. Participation in this program means you are not eligible for CCI's competitive internship funding or other CCI-sponsored programs.
Fee-based campus housing will be made available for Vermont-based CCI-sponsored interns in Middlebury or with an educational partner in Burlington. More information will be available in April upon the intern’s offer and acceptance of the opportunity. Space limitations may apply, so please try to secure your internship early!