Internship Program Curriculum

The i.c.stars curriculum consists of a project based learning model that allow program participants to become skilled technology professionals with impressive leadership credentials. Participants work on various assignments over a 16 week internship before entering a two-year residency program combining merit-based employment and enrollment in an associates degree program.

With more than 300 learning objectives and 1,000 hours of hands-on practical business experience, our interns gain expertise in both ‘hard skills’ and ‘soft skills’.

The projects also incorporate a leadership focus and lectures that are designed to build emotional intelligence and a reflective awareness of social contexts. Our interns develop three primary competencies—gift giving and receiving, communication, and meta-cognition—through our integrated leadership curriculum. The training prepares individuals with the behaviors, values and attitudes that will enable them to be more effective in serving their communities, clients and employers.

A Measurable Impact

Initial placement rate:
90%
Industry retention rate:
81%
College attendance rate:
55%
Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
72%
Average 12-month earnings before program:
$9,846
Average 12-month earnings after program:
$57,240