Software Innovation Internship

innovationDo 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.

Shea Balish (REP) presenting at DCSI Conference on Wed, Sep 28th
Shea Balish (REP) presenting at DCSI Conference on Wed, Sep 28th, 2016
Colin Conrad (GroupUs) presenting at the DCSI Conference on Wed, Sep 28th
Colin Conrad (GroupUs) presenting at the DCSI Conference on Wed, Sep 28th, 2016
Ben Bright (StuGig) presenting at the DCSI Conference on Wed, Sep 28th
Ben Bright (StuGig) presenting at the DCSI Conference on Wed, Sep 28th, 2016
Kardam Tiwari (SWAP Innovations) presenting at the DCSI Conference on Wed, Sep 28th, 2016
Kardam Tiwari (SWAP Innovations) presenting at the DCSI Conference on Wed, Sep 28th, 2016