Technology Initiatives for Students

Newcomb Institute’s Technology Initiatives support undergraduates in gaining technical and feminist leadership skills. All students with an interest in information technology and working collaboratively are welcome to apply, regardless of major or skill level.


Grace Hopper Celebration Travel Grants

Program Summary:

Each year, Newcomb Institute provides grants for undergraduates to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration. This conference provides an opportunity to meet with recruiters from top tech companies, network, and attend panels from industry leaders who care about gender and tech issues. Eligible undergraduates must indicate an active interest in promoting gender equity in technology and seek a job or internship in the technology industry.


  • Funding will cover airfare, double occupancy lodging, and conference registration fees.
  • Students will be responsible for their own meals and transportation during the trip.
  • Priority is given to Fourth and Third-year students. 
  • This opportunity requires you to take 4 days (mid-day on Tuesday through Friday) off from coursework.  
Information Technology Internship Program

Program Summary:

In the Information Technology Internship program, undergraduates support technical operations within a non-profit research and education center. Interns receive tangible experience in IT troubleshooting, instructional technology training, and computer software maintenance. Undergraduates work and learn in technical areas such as asset management, IT customer service, Classroom/AV support, instructional technology, and MacOS and Windows software operating systems. This paid internship supplements students’ majors and minors when seeking employment or prestigious technology internships. 


Interns are paid $15.00/hr. 
Interns are expected to work at least six hours a week during agreed-upon shifts and attend a monthly meeting. Your continued place on the team is contingent on being able to fit this meeting and available shifts into your class and work schedule. 
Duration includes Fall 2024, with the opportunity to be asked back to the team in the Spring 2025.

Application for all programs

To learn more about expectations, program information, and to apply for any of these programs, read and fill out the application (application will open in a new window).

For more information, contact:
Aaliyah Randall