TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO CREATE CHANGE
• AN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM•
Are you an artist, poet, or dreamer
who wants to make a difference in the world?
Are you ready to take your
entrepreneurial spirit to the next level?
TECC Boss interns sharpen their
tech and entrepreneurship skills
while also making a difference in the world.
Technology Entrepreneurship to Create Change (TECC) Boss
is a 6-week 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 deadline is June 30, 2023.
What You Get:
Get paid $12/hour for
real-world tech experience.
Work and learn in a diverse, chill environment.
Build your resume and portfolio.
Support your community.
What You Learn:
Market survey development
Business model canvassing
Data analysis (The Butterfly Project is incorporated into this program)
Tech as a medium for social change
Written and verbal communication
Project management processes
How it Works:
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.
Learn how to enhance user experience and user interfaces.
Learn how to leverage artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.
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.
How You Help Your Community:
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.
What Makes This a Good Fit For You:
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.
How Your Can Get Leadership Opportunities:
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.
How Do You Know if You Will Fit In:
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.
What You Can Do After Graduating the Program:
Leadership Roles at TECH-Nique