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BDPA Student Intern Program (SIP)

Program Purpose

The purpose of the BDPA Student Intern Program (SIP) is to facilitate the placement of our talented college student members in internship positions with our Corporate Partners. The SIP program is an excellent resource for companies to gain access to top students of African-American descent for their internship opportunities, with the potential of these opportunities leading to permanent employment. While our primary goal is to prepare our college students for corporate and community leadership, we believe that providing valuable work experience in a corporate environment is a major step in helping them become productive citizens in our industry and in the world.

The program also provides students with mentors to help encourage their technical growth and career development. The mentors will be employees of the corporations providing the internship positions or BDPA members, provided via the BDPA College Student/Young Professional (CSYP) Mentoring Program.

The target market for this program is composed of our Corporate Partners, educational institutions with Computer Science, Computer Engineering and IT related undergraduate programs, and college students of African-American descent seeking careers in the IT field.

The SIP program is designed to support students by allowing them to:

· Post their resumes via the Internet for viewing by our Corporate Partners

· View internship positions with Corporate Partners

· Link to the corporate websites

The BDPA SIP program is also designed to enable participating companies to:

· Perform ad-hoc queries to retrieve qualified resumes for specific positions

· Post internship opportunities

Program Benefits


· Builds industry awareness, technical expertise and exposure to corporate cultures in a supportive environment prior to graduation

· Provides a distinct competitive advantage in seeking a full-time employment


· Provides a direct connection between our Corporate Partners and talent pool of college students majoring in Management Information Systems (MIS), Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or an IT-related curriculum

· Provides opportunities to diversify the company’s Information Technology workforce with BDPA college students

Contact Information
For more information, please contact the SIP Program Coordinator at

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