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Dr. Veronica Cateté

Assistant Professor

Dr. Veronica Cateté

Assistant Professor

Computer Science High School Internship Program

Application Deadline NOW OPEN

Applications Due: Thursday, May 5th, 2022
Position: Part-Time, Unpaid, In-person or Virtual
Timeframe: June 13 - July 29 (excluding the week of July 4)
Link to this page: https://go.ncsu.edu/cs-intern-info
Application Link: https://go.ncsu.edu/cs-intern-application

Description

We value broadening participation in computing and helping all students become literate in 21st-century computing skills including programming, software engineering, and computing for social good. We encourage interns in the local area to participate in-person, however, all interns are given the opportunity to participate remotely.

This summer:
  • Participate in a computing boot-camp to hone your skills in advanced block-based programming environments.
  • Put your new skills to use and guide middle and high school teachers on their way to learning how to infuse computing into their non-CS classroom.
  • Spend time creating and polishing new curricula (simulations, games, narratives) that incorporate CS concepts into learning about other subjects.

Responsibilities

  • Beta test and provide feedback on CS curriculum materials.
  • Develop and program innovative computing-infused curriculum and software tools (games, simulations, tutorials, etc) that engage middle and high school students in non-computing courses.
  • Collaborate with teachers during the summer as they design computing-infused learning activities for their classrooms.
  • Assist with leading learning activities for K-12 students at summer camps.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Experience & Participant Qualities

  • Is comfortable learning and using block-based programming languages
  • Can adapt to change and flexible assignments
  • Comfortable working in teams and collaborating
  • Ability to work independently without constant oversight (shows self-direction, initiative)
  • Completed at least one computing course or equivalent camp/outreach program

Skills Required

Self-starter, ability to work in a team, problem-solving skills, excellent verbal communication skills, creativity, attention to detail, patience, time management.

Benefits to the Student

By participating, you can get intern credit hours for your school, help shape the future of education across the Carolinas, interact with NC State faculty and students, and work with clients to express your creativity through small computer programs. Meet and collaborate with other high school students interested in computing. Additionally, our program staff would be more than willing to write you letters of recommendation for any scholarship, college, or other program applications.

How To Apply

You will need a google account to fill out our application. Link to google form: https://go.ncsu.edu/cs-intern-application

Personal Statement

Your 1-page personal statement should include answers to the following questions and can also include any additional information that will help you be a standout candidate.

  1. Why are you interested in this position?
  2. How will this benefit your educational or career goals?
  3. What does CS4All mean to you?

The application is open through May 5th, 2022.
Email Amy Isvik (aaisvik@ncsu.edu) or Dr. Veronica Catete (vmcatete@ncsu.edu) with any questions.