For young professionals looking to start their tech careers, one of the hardest parts is often getting a foot in the door in the first place.
Internships and apprenticeships can help in that regard, providing opportunities to gain real-world experience and sometimes leading to full-time employment afterward. However, these programs can be competitive, and selecting the right company to intern with can be daunting for students.
For the month of September, Technical.ly’s reporting has explored the theme of Youth Building the Future for our editorial calendar. For some additional perspectives, we asked our Talent Pros the following question:
What opportunities does your org have for internships and apprenticeships?
Here are some of their replies, and if you like what you see, follow the links to companies’ Culture Pages to learn more and explore open roles.
Linode offers a unique opportunity for those looking to launch a great career in tech while learning new skills on the job. We’ve cultivated a culture of continuous learning and self-improvement. Professional aspirations aren’t limited here, and new roles are often created based on personal goals and company needs.
(And note: Linode also contributes to diversifying the tech jobs pipeline. The cloud hosting provider dedicates employee volunteer time to partnering with workforce development-focused organizations training potential future employees.)
SmartLogic helped to organize and participates in the Baltimore Tracks summer internship program for Baltimore City High School students, and we are once again running our Developer Apprentice program this fall, with three new apprentices that started last week.
We believe that apprenticeships and internships provide an important pathway for underrepresented groups to join the technology industry, increasing equity and inclusion in our company and in the tech industry overall.
From real-world experiences to project-based assignments, our Summer Internships and Development Programs will give you the exposure, opportunity and support you need to develop and grow — as a person, as well as a professional. With a number of business areas to suit a variety of skills and interests, we offer plenty of opportunities to start a rewarding career.
Our programs vary in length and location, depending on the line of business. Development Programs range between 12 and 36 months, and the Summer Internship Program lasts 10 weeks. The experience includes formal onboarding, peer mentors and the opportunity to work side by side with PNC professionals.
To find out more about a career with the right balance, visit pnc.jobs/students.
Interested to learn more? Check out all the Technical.ly Talent companies here, and perhaps one of them could help you launch your tech career.
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