The ITK Internship Program gives students the opportunity to obtain "hands-on" experience working in a technical business environment on "real life" application development projects. It provides interns with exposure to a variety of technical practice areas and supports the learning of the basic technical skill set used in each practice area through the internship "Duty Stations".
MIS/Accounting double major candidates are preferred; however, MIS-only and other MIS double-majors are welcome. To get full value out of the program, students should have at least one full year remaining in school. Graduating seniors may use the internship program as post-graduation additional vocational training while they look for full-time employment.
It is preferred that the candidates have basic knowledge of programming (Visual Basic or PHP) and working knowledge of SQL and relational database design principles. Candidates should also have strong verbal and written communications skills.
ITK encourages knowledge sharing and diversity, which makes for a positive work environment. Our program allows interns to work flexible hours around their school schedule ranging from 15 to 20 hours per week. During breaks and summer sessions, interns have the option of increasing their hours to full-time status if their assigned project budget allows for the increased hours.
"I highly recommend this internship. There's nothing more valuable than hands-on experience. And it being an internship, didn't put so much pressure on me. I was given the time to learn, as well as do."
“Examples of the technical skills I learned while on the job include learning how to document a project, being able to analyze another person’s code, and picking up a new programming language from observation…I used so many different methods of problem solving including drawing diagrams, trial and error, and most importantly, asking for help…Although the documentation role that I played was at the very end of the project’s life cycle, I was introduced to the entire process to understand where my role fit in. I attended about three meetings during my internship that informed me of the [systems development life cycle] and taught me the importance of each stage, and more importantly the value of keeping each stage separate.”
Interns are introduced to projects for companies that may provide networking and reference opportunities in their career. To date, almost all of ITK Interns have moved on to full-time IT-related positions in top-tier IT organizations in Hawaii.
For More Information
To be considered for an internship position with ITK, you may submit a resume via e-mail to our Internship Director, Alisa Nishimoto at:email@example.com.
Our program is structured in a "tour of duty" format. Interns generally start off at the end of the systems development life cycle and work their way back to the beginning. Each "duty station" generally lasts three to four months (depending on the number of hours worked per week and the ability of the intern.)
Quality Control Testing
Process & System Requirements