The Dig'nIT internship program gives tech-minded teenagers a unique opportunity to dive into a professional setting for a summer of hands-on learning, all while earning a decent wage.
From manufacturing to nonprofits, technology is everywhere – even in the traditional trades of North Idaho. Dig’nIT connects regional tech companies and startups with high school juniors to focus on practical skills development required for industry success. Partnering with local high schools and businesses, this program provides students with real-world experience in STEM/STEAM careers. Students shadow professionals while creatively assisting with technical support, computer programming projects, and learning how to contribute to a professional team effort.
Dig’nIT interns are selected through a competitive application and interview process. Their experience begins with a week of soft skills training, including expectations and goal setting. Interns commit to 30 hours per week for eight weeks during summer break. The University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene center pays each intern $2,875 to encourage dedication and focus throughout the internship. As a non-funded U of I program, your support is necessary for the program to continue to serve as many students as possible as they begin preparing for college and high-tech careers.
This one-of-a-kind program offers lasting benefits for North Idaho students, businesses and communities. Coeur d’Alene is becoming a hub of innovation with the highest density of startups in the state and a ranking in the top five best performing small cities in the U.S. As a Dig’nIT intern, high school students get a jump start in the fast-paced, high-demand field of tech and an early tie to the Vandal experience.
Dig’nIT asks for any donation to help grow this internship program and priceless Vandal experience for these young adult leaders.