HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIPS

JUNE 1 - JULY 24, 2015

The application form is closed. Applications are currently under review.

ABOUT


The University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Information Science and Technology's Summer High School Internship Program will give you an innovative, hands-on experience directly in our labs. You’ll work alongside our faculty and students in areas such as robotics, bioinformatics, software engineering, information assurance, public health informatics, database-driven web development, IT innovation, open community participation research lab, music informatics, iOS/Droid app development, gaming lab, and others.

You will learn the fun and excitement of scientific research and development activities as well as explore potential careers in IT. Our internship will give you the opportunity to learn new concepts, tools and skills, work on real research and help solve development problems.

10 STUDENTS

20 HOURS A WEEK

EIGHT WEEKS

$1,500 STIPEND

WHY INTERN AT IS&T?


Exposure to computer science and IT careers can lead to some of the best-paying jobs in the world. But, many students don’t even know that IT is a possibility for them.

1%

Of high school students enroll in A.P. Computer Science classes.

5%

Of high schools offer an A.P. Computer Science class.

8X

Students who take A.P. Computer Science are 8 times more likely to major in Computer Science.

The demand is high, too: with over a million jobs projected by 2020. By seeking out programs like our internship, you’ll be on your way to a rewarding career.

100%

Of IS&T students looking for work find a job in IT immediately upon graduating.

$50K

The median salary of IS&T students in the year after they graduate.

80%

Of graduating IS&T seniors say that their major is directly related to their current career.

TESTIMONIALS


"I learned more in my internship experience than I could have ever done in any high school class. Working alongside college students provided me with a little bit of what it is like to be on a professional business team working to make an application for the real world in a safe and helpful environment."
Colin Krist
"Even if someone doesn't know if they want to major in the IS&T field they should definitely try out this program! It teaches more then just programming, it teaches you how to work in a team setting, work on real life projects, and how to problem solve!"
Zach Eriksen
"In working on a team and brainstorming ideas to be a part of a decision making process I feel more empowered to work in a professional environment."
John Pray

LABS


Information Assurance

Bioinformatics

Robotics

Attic (Unity and Mobile)

Public Health Informatics

Wireless Sensor Networks

Open Source Project

IT Innovation

Big Data Analytics

REQUIREMENTS


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS


High school students interested in math, science, performing arts and/or computer science from participating school districts are eligible to apply. Eligible students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 16 years of age at the beginning of the school year
  • Have completed and attained at least a "B" in Algebra I, Computer Science, and/or Biology
  • Obtain parental/guardian consent for participation
  • Have a weighted GPA of 3.25 or higher (3.00 unweighted GPA or higher) OR be ranked in the top 20% of their class
  • Be able to provide their own reliable transportation to UNO each morning

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS


Students must apply by the deadline of May 2015. Completed applications must contain all of the following components:

  • A completed application form
  • A short 250 word essay describing the reasons for pursuing the IT Internship Program
  • Copy of unofficial school transcript
  • Optional Campus interview (only selected students will be called for an interview)

Accepted students will receive additional materials which must be completed and signed by the designated due date in order to participate.

LOCATION


UNO College of IS&T

Peter Kiewit Institute

1110 S 67th Street

Omaha, NE 68182

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