Do you have a software-based innovation that you would like to develop and get paid for it? Read on!
The Software Innovation Internship is a two-phase program that pays $500/wk for each student as part of a 2-3 person founding project team to develop a software innovation project/idea. The program is open to all full/part-time post-secondary students in any program of study. Each project team must have at least one permanent technical member.
Phase one of the program starts on Monday, July 25th, 2016 – ending on Friday, August 26th, 2016. Students accepted into the program will work out of ShiftKey Labs for approximately 35 hrs/wk to advance their project idea. At the start of the program, each project team is required to create a detailed project plan covering the 5-week internship. Every week, a different mentor will provide business/technical support for each team to guide project development. The mentor will also lead a business or technical skills-development workshop that will cover key topics of interest for software-based innovation projects. Full-time coaching support is also available for each project team through the Sandbox Manager. At the end of each week, project teams are required to submit a project status update report. Feedback from these reports will be used to provide teams with valuable insight to help realize the goals of their project.
A mandatory second phase of the program consists of a largely self-directed period where teams continue to advance their projects and prepare a final presentation and demo at the FCS DCSI conference on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016. Coaching support will be available through the Sandbox Manager. Each team will be provided with a small budget to cover promotional materials. Each team member will be paid an additional $400 stipend if they present and demo their project at the conference. This will mark the end of the program.