Year Up Internship Program News
For three years now, the Year Up Internship Program and Stanford IT community has hosted a number of Year Up interns, providing them with first-hand experience in the workforce. This month, we welcome a record number of 21 interns!
Stanford’s first Vice Provost for Institutional Equity, Access and Community Patrick Dunkley and Gerald Chertavian, founder and CEO of Year Up, spoke at the Dec. 2 Conversations with Extraordinary Leaders, a virtual event series sponsored by Stanford University IT, the CIO Council, and IDEAL IT affinity groups. The discussion and Q&A were moderated by Steve Gallagher, Stanford’s chief information officer.
Please welcome this wonderful group of individuals as they soar to greater heights at Stanford.
The Stanford IT Community welcomed its fifth cohort of eight interns for roles in University IT (UIT), Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE), Stanford University Libraries (SUL), and Humanities & Sciences (H&S).
Since 2019, the initiative backed by Stanford’s CIO Council has inspired positive change—both for the interns and the staff members who host them.
After cheering on the outgoing class of Year Up interns, WIT mentors are now preparing to meet the next cohort of interns/mentees at the upcoming WIT/Year Up Mentoring Program kickoff event.
On March 5, IT professionals from organizations across Stanford and Year Up interns gathered to kick-off a new mentoring program, marking the first partnership between two IDEAL IT programs: Stanford Women in Technology (WIT) and the Stanford Year Up Internship Program.
The second cohort brings eight new interns to Stanford, doubling the number of interns in cohort one. The plan is to increase that number to 20 when the third cohort starts in January 2020.
The IT Community’s IDEAL IT program continues to gain momentum as it nears the one-year mark. Launched in Sept. 2018, this diversity and inclusion initiative realized many milestones this year and is now full steam ahead with new targets and goals for year two.
Staff members from Business Affairs and the IT Community had the privilege of hearing Year Up Founder and CEO Gerald Chertavian speak on campus last month, where he outlined the work and impact of Year Up, its ongoing mission to close the “Opportunity Divide,” and how Stanford is an active part of that mission.