Virtual Global Learning Internship – Team4Tech

Program Overview

Start Date: June 13, 2022    End Date: August 5, 2022

The Team4Tech Virtual Ed Tech Internship is a remote summer internship focused on supporting nonprofit organizations working to improve education in underserved communities around the world.

Team4Tech is a nonprofit organization in Silicon Valley that works primarily with leading tech companies, using the skills and expertise of their employees to help integrate technology and build capacity for education nonprofits around the world. This internship is a unique opportunity to participate in the same program as professionals from Team4Tech corporate partners. In addition to scoping and managing highly impactful projects, Team4Tech also makes technology grants to its nonprofit partners to help them buy and maintain needed hardware and software. Program fees for this internship are tax deductible as they are used 100% to support the Team4Tech and its nonprofit partners.

Student interns will work up to 10-15 hours per week for eight weeks on interdisciplinary projects that enhance the education of youth in served by Team4Tech’s nonprofit partners. Interns will be matched to projects that align with their skills and interests, and project support and guidance will be provided by Team4Tech staff, who will also facilitate a leadership development training designed to build key leadership capabilities through readings, videos, discussion, and active participation over the course of the internship.

“It's important for universities like UC Davis to offer programs like Team4Tech because we have a huge international student population, and global awareness is a key tenet of UC Davis. Actively working with international NGOs on the ground is really helpful for furthering the #GlobalAggies initiative UC Davis has." – Genna Weinstein

2022 is the third year that UC Davis students have had the opportunity to participate in the Team4Tech internship. In 2020 and 2021, UC Davis students completed the internship, working with Team4Tech’s nonprofit partners in Rwanda, Malawi, and Kenya. They mentored high school girls completing tech-focused capstone projects; researched digital resources to supplement the curricula of teachers in rural schools in Malawi; and provided recommendations for user engagement and assessment for an online learning platform for teachers in Kenya.

Upon completing the internship, UC Davis student Genna Weinstein said, “I really appreciated the space Team4Tech gave me to learn and expand my leadership capabilities. The way the program was structured made it so that I could practice my skills in real-life situations.  The availability of the staff was also really helpful.”

Number of Available Positions:  15

Target Group:  Undergraduate students with interest or skills in technology, education, and international development.

Program Benefits

  • Gain real world experience working in the nonprofit sector and working remotely.
  • Acquire additional cross-cultural skills needed in a globalized world.
  • Develop leadership skills through project work and leadership development training.
  • Network with students from other universities.
  • Make valuable contributions to enhancing the education of students in underserved communities around the world.
  • This program meets the requirements to apply for and receive Transcript Notation through the Internship and Career Center.

Program Cost

A participation fee of $2,000 per intern will be used to support grants to the participating NGOs for technology needs associated with the projects, as well as Team4Tech’s project management and volunteer training costs

Partial-to-full funding is available through the Global Learning Hub. You will find the funding application attached to the program application in the experiential and intercultural learning profile.

Program Funding

All UC Davis students are eligible to apply for partial-to-full need-based scholarships. You will be able to apply for funding as part of the program application. Funding application deadline: April 8.

Application and Deadlines

Apply now in the experiential and intercultural learning portal.

  • April 8, 2022: Final program application and funding deadline
  • April 11–15: Team4Tech interviews with student finalists
  • April 18: Program selection decisions and funding selection communicated to students
  • April 29: Deadline for student acceptance
  • June 6: Payment deadline
  • June 13: Project kick-off

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