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AI (Artificial Intelligence) concept. Deep learning. IoT (Internet of Things). ICT (Inform



Technology Entrepreneurship to Create Change (TECC) Boss 

is a 6-week, paid summer internship program

for Louisville youth and young adults ages 16-21.

JUNE 12 - JULY 20, 2023

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday

(No work on Juneteenth or 4th of July)

Explore pathways in tech and fuel your entrepreneurial spirit to become a tech boss and change agent in your community.​

No tech skills experience required.


Sponsored by SummerWorks.

Application period open until June 5 or until all spots are filled, whichever comes first.

TECC Boss Health and Wellness Edition 2023

Empowering Young Innovators for Health Equity


Are you interested in changing the game and making a positive impact in your community? Look no further than TECC (Technology Entrepreneurship to Create Change) Boss Health and Wellness Edition 2023! This six-week paid internship program in partnership with SummerWorks is designed to empower young innovators to promote health equity in the Louisville community. No prior experience is necessary - just a desire to learn and make a difference!


TECC Boss takes an assets-based approach, recognizing that you already possess knowledge and wisdom that can drive social change. Our program adds the technology component as a medium to highlight those assets and solve problems while promoting equity and empowerment.


Over the past three years, we have engaged over 130 young innovators who have developed skills in entrepreneurship and technology while addressing critical community issues such as LGBTQ+ issues, financial wellness, immigration support, support for Black and Brown communities, and more.


This year, we are excited to turn our focus to promoting health equity in the Louisville community with the Health and Wellness Edition program. As a participant, you will work in teams to develop entrepreneurship and technology solutions, such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, apps/websites, or games, that address critical health and wellness issues in the Louisville community. You will also gain valuable skills in entrepreneurship and technology while making a positive impact in your community.


TECC Boss is committed to empowering young innovators for health equity. Join us on this exciting journey to promote a healthier and more equitable Louisville community.



Get paid $12/hour for

real-world tech experience.


Work and learn in a diverse, chill environment.


Strengthen your resume and portfolio for jobs or school.


Support a cause for your community in a meaningful way.


Tech Skills

  • Visual programming

  • App prototyping/development

  • UI/UX design

  • Digital marketing

  • Customer discovery

  • Market survey development

  • Business model canvassing

  • Microsoft PowerApps

  • Web design

  • Data analysis (The Butterfly Project is incorporated into this program)

Soft Skills

  • Collaboration

  • Design-thinking

  • Creative problem-solving

  • Community empowerment

  • Tech as a medium for social change

  • Time management

  • Written and verbal communication

  • Computational thinking

  • Project management processes


Week 1

Explore your identity and community and select the area of interest to you and leverage it throughout the rest of the weeks to focus your learning experience.

Week 2

Learn how to enhance user experience and user interfaces.

Week 3

Learn how to leverage artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.

Week 4

Participate in a leadership project to further support your  community challenge. 

Weeks 5 & 6

Dive deeper while creating a solution for your community challenge by selecting  game design, app design or web design.


Every community has issues that need to be addressed and assets to be highlighted. When you leverage data and technology, you can tackle those issues in a meaningful and scientific way. 

In the TECC Boss program, you select an issue and community that is personal to you. Then you gather data, brainstorm solutions, and create a technology prototype that will address that issue. 


Interns gain experience going through a complete project management lifecycle from ideation to completion while addressing a challenge in their own community.

In the ideation phase, we encourage interns to consider if their ideas are Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable and Accessible. This helps them to ensure they final deliverable whether it be a website, an app or a game, supports everyone in their community.


Developing leaders is part of our mission. During our TECC Boss program, each project team nominates a project manager to lead their peers from ideation to completion.

That said, every person on a team plays an important role. We encourage all interns to be their best - Good humans supporting good humans. 


TECH-Nique’s mission is to provide community-centric opportunities in technology that elevate the voices and experiences of underrepresented groups. As a TECC Boss intern, you will work in a safe, chill environment where you will be seen and heard.

In 2022, forty-five interns started and completed the TECC Boss program. 93% of the participants were Black & Brown and 15% LGBTQ+.


Projects supported numerous community organizations and causes. 


TECC Boss is just the beginning of your experience in technology and social justice. Graduates of the TECC Boss Program are encouraged to apply to become a TECH-Nique LinkUP Apprentice.  A few graduates will be selected to take on a leadership role with TECH-Nique. 

In addition, graduates of TECC Boss have a completed project to add to their portfolio and skills to add to their resume. These accomplishments can be leveraged to help graduates gain new employment or acceptance into a college or university

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