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CSI Connect

The CSI Connect internship program is an initiative that exposes students in underserved Jacksonville communities to technology careers, professional training, and life-changing opportunities. The objective is to provide students with meaningful and practical work experiences that complement their interests and position them for lucrative jobs in the technology industry. The interns obtain hands-on experience, supporting CSI’s overall IT operations. The program concentrates on an array of specializations such as helpdesk support, software development, enterprise resource planning, system administration, infrastructure, and security.

How We Started

CSI Connect was birthed after winning a global CEO challenge. The contest was to introduce an initiative that answers, “how to create new ways of doing business, how to close the economic divide, and how to celebrate diversity & inclusion.” Out of 10 co-ops, our initiative won! It was then mandated that the other companies implement our model. The impact will increase minority representation in the IT industry globally including Amsterdam, Japan, Europe, Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

The Program

Each intern is paired with a mentor in the IT department based on their college major. On top of shadowing their mentor and assisting with daily tasks, interns participate in weekly interactive sessions:

Leadership Talk Tuesdays

Interns hear stories from CSI executives and other special guests about their road to success.

Wisdom Wednesdays

To learn and practice soft skills, interns attend professional leadership presentations presented by a certified life coach and D&I expert.

Think Fit Thursdays

Health and wellbeing take priority at CSI. Interns participate in exercise sessions that focus on strengthening the mind and body.

Financially Fit Fridays

Finance experts educate interns on the importance of credit, and how to budget.
At the end of the internship, interns will present an IT related lesson to the CSI executives.

OUR INTERNS

The Intern Experience

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