‘TIP’ for College Students: Consider a State Internship for Large-Scale IT ExperiencePosted on Apr 20, 2017 in News, Press Release
HONOLULU — The Office of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) is accepting applications for the State of Hawaii’s Transformation Internship Program (TIP), an award-winning, technology-focused program that will run this summer from June 26 to Aug. 11, 2017. The deadline to apply is June 16.
“The goal of our internship program is to provide the opportunity for college students to learn about state government while gaining real-world project experience in information technology and business transformation,” said state Chief Information Officer Todd Nacapuy, who heads ETS. “What sets the TIP program apart is that it allows students to work on large-scale ‘enterprise’ initiatives that few entities in Hawaii other than state government can provide.”
TIP was launched in 2013 to provide a framework for students to earn academic credit while collaborating with state personnel to advance transformation initiatives, including organizational change management, business process re-engineering and/or modernization of information technology systems and solutions. Through TIP, students receive meaningful work assignments by applying information technology classroom concepts to project assignments and are exposed to public service careers. Many participants also develop a network of professional contacts for the future.
This summer, TIP participants will participate alongside state innovators in some of the following areas:
- major modernization initiatives, such as the Enterprise Payroll Modernization project, which is overhauling how the state processes payroll for more than 75,000 full- and part-time employees statewide;
- cybersecurity, particularly as it relates to securing state government IT infrastructure;
- migration of legacy systems to cloud-enabled services; and
- the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge, a hackathon-inspired event designed to engage the local tech community in the modernization of state government. (The state’s second code challenge event is being planned for August.)
Minimum qualification requirements include current enrollment as a graduate student or an undergraduate student with junior or senior standing with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher. Recommended majors include: Business Administration (Finance/Accounting), Management Information Systems, Information and Computer Science, Informatics, Information Technology Management, Information System Security, or related fields. Additional areas of study may include but are not limited to Cloud Computing, Computer Systems and Networks, Enterprise Web Applications, IT Infrastructure Security, Mobile Computing, Web Publishing, Cybercrime, Digital Forensics, Visual Basic Application Development, Object Oriented Application Development, and IT Project Management. See application for additional qualifications.
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