Information Technology Intern

YouthBuild PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA
Unpaid Internship

4 months ago


Job Title

Information Technology Intern

Job Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Overview

  • The Interns will learn about key business operations as well as the field of Information Technology – as it impacts education, finance, and business decision-making.
  • Gain understanding of the functions, goals, and workings of the non-profit sector, including hands-on experience in IT operations such as Microsoft Active Directory Services, Cisco routing/switching, centralized printing, firewall, imaging, etc.
  • Some students may be able to develop independent research projects that support our mission.


  • The internship will be paid in the amount of $1,200-$1,500.
  • Time frame: 12 weeks based on start date
  • Hours: 16-20 hours per week with a flexible schedule.


  • Provide technical support to end users on computer hardware and software.
  • Install, troubleshoot, and patch software on computer systems.
  • Perform installations, modifications, and repairs on computers and related devices.
  • Support network communications and infrastructure.
  • Document, track, and monitor problems to ensure timely resolution.
  • May perform routine system administration activities such as adding/modifying/removing user access, installing upgrades and patches, maintaining backups and restores, running scheduled processes, etc.
  • May provide basic database administration and configuration.
  • May perform minor programming.
  • Conduct PC imaging and asset inventory management.
  • Work with Google Apps for Education and related products.
  • Solicit donations for IT equipment.
  • Ensure IT controls are in place and effective to satisfy internal and external regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the IT Director.


  • Currently enrolled in a 4-year degree program in a Computer related field.
  • Junior or Senior in a BS Degree program.
  • Coursework in Computer Programming, Network Administration, Information Services, Programming, Database Management, and/or related fields.
  • Interest in the intersection between IT and/or software applications and business management in the non-profit sector.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently.
  • Interest in learning how a Network Data Center (NOC) works.
  • Proven success working with a team in a professional environment or at a college-level project/assignment.
  • Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of staff.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills and the ability to utilize multiple sources of information to determine a solution.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to apply and continually develop technical skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and accept ownership and responsibility for assigned projects.
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced open environment with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently.

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Computer Science18%

  • Management Science18%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations7%

  • Computer And Information Systems Security Information Assurance5%

  • Network And System Administration Administrator4%

  • 188 other majors45%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • KPMG
  • Accenture
  • Deloitte
  • IBM
  • PwC
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Philadelphia, PA | $3,803/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,742

  • Miscellaneous$942

  • Food$497

  • Transportation$314

  • Utilities$308


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