Advancing from Technology Honoree to High School Intern to Minnesota Technologist
Attention Minnesota businesses and organizations – if you’re searching for diverse individuals to fulfill your entry-level technology talent needs – read on!
This article features four recent Minnesota company hires who were selected as high school level Aspirations in Computing honorees, were hired as summer high school interns, became college interns, then quickly advanced to full time employment. Special congratulations to Lin Pierce with the Minnesota Twins, Maddie Sandish with SPS Commerce, as well as Fiona Chow and Amiyah Hunter with Land O’Lakes.
The Minnesota Aspirations in Computing (MNAiC) year-round career readiness program serves high school students who identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary. 2023 marks the 11th year of connecting high school technology talent with Minnesota companies as a talent pipeline solution. The program identifies the best and brightest technology talent in Minnesota’s high schools providing them with skill development opportunities, mentors, job shadow experiences, paid summer internships, and scholarships for those who are financially challenged.
More internships providers are being sought for summer 2023.
In 2022, remote, hybrid, and in-person internships were offered by Datasite, General Mills, Land O’Lakes, Minnesota Twins, Optum, Securian Financial, and SPS Commerce. Additional business partners are being sought in 2023 to serve the internship readiness of all Top-Tier technology honorees who express an interest in summer work. The pool of Top-Tier honorees is anticipated to be 40-45 students.
The summer 2023 internship interview and matching process occurs in March and early April.
The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence collaborates with MNAiC internship providers to offer a high-quality experience of value to interns and Minnesota businesses and organizations.
To learn more while ensuring summer 2023 involvement, immediately contact MNAiC program leader, Boern Vang at email@example.com.