Information Technology


  • “The best part of my experience in Hawaii was undoubtedly being able to engage with the girls I worked with one-on-one. While I met with the girls in a group of 10 to run the program every day, I had opportunities to spend time with them individually before and after. I still keep in contact with the majority of the girls through e-mail, and their continued eagerness to discuss some of the very topics we covered in the “Smart Girls” program I ran proves to me the importance of mentorship. I also can’t emphasize enough how wonderful the staff the way. They went out of their way to invite me along to do activities with them- trips around the island, picnics, etc. Having done other internships before, I also appreciated how much responsibility they gave me. I was encouraged to design my own program and club activities, not simply instructed what to do. I really think that being able to take such initiative as a college intern is unique.”

    - Anna

Information Technology (IT)

Install Applications

Setup Databases

Software Design

Work Directly with Staff

“IT” in the modern sense first appeared in a 1958 article published in the Harvard Business Review, in which authors Leavitt and Whisler commented that “the new technology does not yet have a single established name. We shall call it information technology.”

​IT spans a wide variety of areas that include but are not limited to things such as processes, computer software, computer hardware, and data constructs. In short, anything that renders data, information or perceived knowledge in any visual format whatsoever, via any multimedia distribution mechanism, is considered part of the domain space known as Information Technology (IT).

​Our Information Technology internships have two tracks.

TRACK ONE: Work with a leading information technology company that works with businesses or is a major department within a large business to fulfill their IT needs and functions.

TRACK TWO: Work for a smaller professional organization typically in eco-tourism, social media, environmental conservation, social services, or a topic of your interest. You are assigned to their IT department and assist in all the functions that allow them to communicate effectively with clients, the media, and the public.
Information Technology (IT)

Social Media


Graphic Design

Website Design

Customer Service

Educate Clients

Social Media Companies are specialists are emerging from a variety of fields ranging from marketing, graphic design, IT, web development, among other backgrounds. In these cutting edge internships we place you with companies that are leading the way in educating business on how to reach a generation of You-tubers, Gmailers, Facebookers, Twitterers, Linked Inners, among others.

​Designing specific pages attuned to each location is key to promoting businesses in this new age of multimedia. Social networks operate under an autonomous business model, in which a social network’s members serve dual roles as both the suppliers and the consumers of content. This is in contrast to a traditional business model, where the suppliers and consumers are distinct agents. Revenue is typically gained in the autonomous business model via advertisements, but subscription-based revenue is possible when membership and content levels are sufficiently high.

​Companies are discovering that social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are great ways to build their brand image. According to Jody Nimetz, author of Marketing Jive, there are five major uses for businesses and social media: to create brand awareness, as an online reputation management tool, for recruiting, to learn about new technologies and competitors, and as a lead generation tool to intercept potential prospects. These companies are able to drive traffic to their own online sites while encouraging their consumers and clients to have discussions on how to improve or change products or services.

​The main job of the Social Media expert is to educate and teach clients how to set up, update, and grow their social media platforms. In addition, there is the marketing end. Logo design, Facebook landing page design and strategy, Social network branding. Key to this is choosing the right demographic and area to place a facebook ad. So, the job is two-fold: setting up a company’s social media presence and advertising on major networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others.

​You will assist the principals of the company in all aspects of the business. the particular skill set that you bring to the company will be utilized and the skills you have not yet developed may be taught or learned by immersion if appropriate.

Web Design

Meet with Clients to Discuss Projects

Determine Market

Develop Statement of Purpose

Form vs. Function of Site

Design Language

Content Evaluation and Organization

Create Site

Market Site

Our Web Design internship has two different tracks.

​TRACK ONE places you with a leading web development company whose sole mission is web site development and works with both large and small businesses to provide a quality end product.

​TRACK TWO places you with a professional organization typically in eco-tourism, social media, environmental conservation, social services, or a professional organization of your choice and you are assigned to design, update, and market their existing web site and web presence. If you have a passion or cause, we may be able to place you with an organization that promotes your world vision and you can use your existing skills to improve their web presence.

​Work with a leading web development team and learn the latest web development techniques and languages including: Dreamweaver, Joomla, HTML, Perl, PHP, ASP, JSP, ColdFusion, etc.

​Work with programmers on the latest marketing strategies and incorporating social media into web development. This internship aims to provide a comprehensive approach to web design from start to finish. Conceptualize a web site from a blueprint and learn to work one on one with clients to deliver a finished product that meets expectations. Practice editing techniques using the latest graphic design technology and manipulate images and logos in Photoshop and other editing software.

​It is essential to define the purpose of the web site as one of the first steps in the planning process. A purpose statement should show focus based on what the web site will accomplish and what the users will get from it. A clearly defined purpose will help the rest of the planning process as the audience is identified and the content of the site is developed. Setting short and long term goals for the web site will help make the purpose clear and plan for the future when expansion, modification, and improvement will take place. Measurable objectives should be identified to track the progress of the site and determine success.

​Defining the audience is a key step in the web site planning process. The audience is the group of people who are expected to visit your web site – the market being targeted. These people will be viewing the web site for a specific reason and it is important to know exactly what they are looking for when they visit the site. A clearly defined purpose or goal of the site as well as an understanding of what visitors want to do or feel when they come to your site will help to identify the target audience. Upon considering who is most likely to need or use the content, a list of characteristics common to the users such as:

  • Audience Characteristics
  • Information Preferences
  • Computer Specifications
  • Computer Specifications

Taking into account the characteristics of the audience will allow an effective web site to be created that will deliver the desired content to the target audience.