As a TCinGC consultant, your main goals are collaboration and sustainability. By collaborating with community partners on their mission and aiming for sustainable solutions, our students learn that technological advancements are only valuable to the degree that they help individuals, organizations, and societies solve their problems and reach their aspirations. We aren't looking for quick fixes, but instead want you to learn, share, and grow with your community partner.
We have developed a capacity-building consulting model by which students help community leaders to adopt and sustain technical innovations in their organizations. This model helps students understand that their first priority is to facilitate their partners’ sustained use of technology to better meet their mission.
TCinGC is a 10 week summer internship that places students in real world work environments in developing and/or under resourced communities. As a TCinGC consultant, you partner with local leaders of nonprofits, government ministries, NGO's, hospitals, small businesses, orphanages, and schools which otherwise could not afford the cost of technological advancements. You provide tech expertise, and they provide the experience of a lifetime!
A successful partnership takes more than simply placing you with a local organization. We have developed a structured program of partner orientation, pre-trip preparation, ongoing advising, formal documentation, and regular feedback that identifies and addresses potential roadblocks early, and helps the partnership improve its effectiveness over the summer.
While there are many tech internships available, there is truly no other program like TCinGC. This unique experience of consulting abroad can give you an edge when looking for full-time employment post-graduation, and can change not only your career path, but your community partner's and countless others', lives.