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Student Internship Program

Student repairing a Chromebook

Innovative Technology Services partners with our High Schools to offer a unique learning opportunity for TSD students! Course 5092 in the course catalog is a course for high school students that want hands-on experience to explore the field of technology. Students enrolled in this course complete education on customer service, ethics and problem solving, and complete a certification course through our vendor to work on student device repairs. Finally, they work directly with the ITS technicians to provide technical support at their school for both staff and students. We have more than a dozen students offering them an opportunity to explore the tech field as a possible post-graduation career interest and provide schools increased technical support. 

In this class, students learn how to:

  • Fix both software and hardware issues,
  • Gain customer support skills,
  • Learn how a professional IT department works
  • Obtain a professional certification for Chromebook repairs.

Student interns will support students at their school with problems they may be having with their school-issued device. After completing training, student interns also support building staff with audio visual equipment, printing, and any software problems they run into.

Experience Highlight

In March, our ITS interns and apprentices went on a field trip to a vendor’s new warehouse and showcase/networking event. Watch the video to hear about their experience!

Why should I be a part of this program?

Three students behind computers at a desk

Students receive a half credit for each semester that they are enrolled in this program. Some students may even become eligible to work for pay during school breaks and teacher inservice days. This opportunity can lead into the Thompson Career Campus technical pathways, give a student a head start to obtain a three-year paid CareerWise Apprenticeship with ITS, and give real-world experience and professional references for college and job applications.

How can I be a part of this program?

Student working on a laptop at a desk

Entering this class consists of more than simply enrolling. Interested students must apply and be interviewed before they can be enrolled. Students who are successful at gaining an internship are trustworthy, responsible, able to work both independently and in a team, and have an interest in the technical field. Previous knowledge or experience is not required for this course. Students can choose to participate for one semester, for the rest of their high school career, or anywhere in between.

To apply to be a student intern:

  • Ask three teachers to be a reference

  • Browse to https://xello.world/

  • Login with your account using Clever and create a profile

  • Browse “opportunities” at “Thompson School District” for “IT Technical Support Internship”

  • Fill out the application and wait to be contacted for an interview.