Registration is now closed for the the annual SheTech Summer Internship Exploration program, where students discover opportunities in Silicon Slopes tech companies with other high school girls. Did you miss out this summer? Mark your calendars for early June next year and sign up for SheTech emails today. The 2024 SheTech Internship Exploration will offer two weeks of in-person and virtual sessions. During the summer program, you will:
- Visit companies and picture yourself in their environments
- Engage with female professionals and hear what “a day in their life” looks like
- Learn how to brainstorm and ideate solutions to tech problems
- Understand the impact you can have by pursuing a STEM degree to achieve your dreams
DESIGNED TO ACTIVATE, ENGAGE, AND INSPIRE STEM
The Women Tech Council (WTC) launched a technology internship exploration program to provide high school girls the opportunity to tour and explore technology companies, meet and interact with women in tech, and understand the impact they can have by pursuing STEM careers.
The internship exploration is an extension of WTC’s SheTech, a program designed to activate, engage, and inspire high school girls to pursue STEM fields and careers through hands-on experience and mentoring with industry experts. As the newest addition to SheTech, the internship exploration program continues SheTech beyond the school year by providing another touch point to keep girls engaged with tech companies before they finish high school, increasing the likelihood they will choose to pursue a STEM degree. In the last year, more than 3,000 high school girls have participated in SheTech. Research shows 90% of these girls are more likely to pursue STEM fields.
Since 2017, the SheTech Internship Exploration program has provided hundreds of high school girls with the opportunity to meet role models and tour tech companies across Silicon Slopes, including: Ivanti, Dell, Instructure, NICE, Adobe, Swire Coca Cola, Entrata, Ancestry, MX, Tesla, and Thumbtack. Also during the 2-week internship, the girls were on KSL TV, talked to teachers at the annual state CTE conference, and learned to solder computer chips on badges while attending the OpenWest conference.
“Through partnering with industry to bring them real experiences in tech, we are creating actionable pathways for girls to be a successful part of the technology economy.”
-Cydni Tetro, WTC president and founder
Start your summer with SheTech
Join our email list and get notified when registration opens for our June internship exploration. Participants get to tech companies across Silicon Slopes and join virtual sessions hosted by real women who work in the industry to learn about working in tech, the types of jobs that exist in the technology industry, and career readiness needed to kick off a successful career in STEM.
Watch the video to learn more about what these girls learned and did during the internship!