Find your summer Intern in the Tech Triangle
April 07, 2014
Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural Brooklyn Tech Triangle Internship Program (BTTIP), which connected students from the New York City College of Technology with local tech businesses, the program is back again for the summer with a new online application process.
Since launching in summer 2013, the program has placed 54 students with 32 different companies in the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, with three interns having been hired after the end of the program and 85% of businesses reporting that they intended to keep their interns or host new ones in the future. We profiled one of those success stories in 23-year-old Jessie Chen, who is now a full-time employee at CommonBond, the company where she interned.
With the introduction this cycle of a new online process, the application is even simpler. Businesses fill out a simple form describing what type of skills they are looking for, and the online process helps program organizers better identify students that fit those qualifications.
“We assess all candidates for technical competency, professionalism, and ability to work well in a startup environment. That said, we know that businesses are the best judges of whether a candidate is right for them, so we put the best candidates in front of each business and leave the final selection up to them,” explained Natalie Fabe, Director of External Relations and Special Programs for the Workforce Development Division of the NYC Department of Small Business Services, which manages the program in partnership with the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.
Are you a business interested in drawing from the talented pool of City Tech students? Here’s how it works:
- Interns work Monday through Thursday for a total of 28 hours per week. They’ll be paid an hourly wage of $15 at no cost to your business. All intern salaries are funded by the BTTIP.
- The program is responsible for reading student applications and passing along the best-suited prospective interns to your business—which means you won’t have to spend hours weeding through resumes. Then, you’ll meet the highest-quality candidates via quick, 10-minute interviews and rank your best fits.
- Interns will work in either design, web programming, development, manufacturing, or engineering.
Ready to sign up? Be sure to apply online here by Wednesday, April 23. Intern selections need to be made by May 23, and the summer session will run from June 16 through August 15.