Information Technology Interns Wrap up the School Year by Sharing Their Work and Stats

Newcomb Institute Communications

The Lab ico , white neon writing on green field

The Newcomb Institute’s Information Technology (IT) interns work in person at The Technology and Digital Humanities Lab, also known as The Lab. The Lab promotes feminist leadership in interdisciplinary technology-centered communities through student programming initiatives and partnering with scholars and community members. The Information Technology Internship program has undergraduates support technical operations within a non-profit research and education center. In addition, undergraduates work in specialized areas such as digital research, asset management, IT customer service, and Classroom/AV support. This paid internship supplements students’ majors and minors when seeking employment or prestigious technology internships.

Interns clock in, put on their nametag, and work on their assigned projects and IT tasks, which are found on the notion page. So when someone comes to The Lab needing IT help, the interns are always ready to provide support. 

While helping the Newcomb Institute with IT, the interns are simultaneously working on various other tech projects. These tech projects include projects that aid in supporting IT and others that generally help the Newcomb Institute. For example, some of their supporting projects include organizing all stored and excess equipment in the server room, creating a map of Newcomb’s computers, and documenting tech issues. Other Newcomb projects include assisting with The Newcomb Magazine websiteThe Feminist Pedagogy website, and creating and designing the Tech Initiatives, an online zine. 


See how much they’ve accomplished this year: 

89 Maintenance Checks

134 Help Desk Requests Completed 

43 Software Updates Created 

Circle graph show IT Interns worked on: Hardware 40%, Software 20%, Wireless connection 20%, Applications 10%, and other 10% of their time
The circle graph above shows that IT Interns worked on: Hardware 40%, Software 20%, Wireless connection 20%, Applications 10%, and Other 10% of their time.

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