Wednesday, February 9, 2011

CFP - Paid information science summer institutes for undergraduates

The University of Pittsburgh’s I3, iSchool Inclusion Institute of Information Sciences is accepting applications through March 4.

About i3

Who should apply to i3?

The i3 Program is designed for undergraduate students from accredited colleges and universities and who have an interest in graduate school and the information sciences. Students should also be able to demonstrate their commitment to diversity and inclusion in their personal or professional lives. For more information on who should apply, check out the ‘Who Should Participate’ section.

What does i3 include?

Year 1 – Four-week Introductory Institute The i3 Program is a four-week residential summer institute, hosted at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Students will be immersed in special-topics workshops, learn about the field from guest speakers, and engage in team projects. In addition, students will receive practical advice on how to apply to graduate school, secure financial aid, and develop professional networks. Weekly cultural and recreational fieldtrips will provide students with fun and informative experiences, too!

Team Project

After the four-week institute, students will pursue a year-long team project (using social networking or collaborative technology) under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Projects will be determined by the team and will emphasize creativity and innovation.

Year 2 -Two-week Concluding Institute

To build on their Year 1 experiences and conclude the i3 Program, students will return to the University of Pittsburgh in the second year. Students will present their team projects to iSchool faculty and industry professionals for feedback and help, as well as consult with mentors and representatives from various iSchools across the country.

Extra Benefits

All students will receive a stipend of $50 per day while at i3. In addition, all travel, housing, and dining expenses will be covered by the i3 Program. Most importantly, students will receive an outstanding educational experience that can also give them a strategic advantage in today’s competitive job market! For more information on exactly what the i3 includes, check out the ‘Institutes’ section.

Where and when is i3?

The i3 Program is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The first four-week institute will be held June 6th – 30th, 2011.