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IT Training Intern – PN Philippines
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Background Passerelles numériques (PN), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to enabling highly disadvantaged youths, through their abilities and their commitment, to access education and technical and vocational training, in the sector of Information Technology. We work to build strong employability which will allow them and their families to sustainably escape poverty, and contribute to the social and economic development of their countries. Established in Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam, Passerelles numériques currently trains 342 students and employs 98 people based in these three countries including a small team in France. Passerelles numériques relies on the financial and skills sponsorship of several corporate partners such as Accenture, Econocom, Microsoft and Société Générale and also receives support from individual donors.
In the Philippines, Passerelles numériques started its mission in 2009, with a training center based in Cebu, in the central region of the Visayas. PN Philippines offers a two years and a half vocational training program for young people in precarious situations.
Context and mission Passerelles numériques Philippines provides an intensive and comprehensive IT training to make students more competitive in the booming IT industry. Designed to match local company needs, it includes theoretical, practical and innovative training with modern equipment. As an integral part of the Training team, the IT Training intern is expected to contribute to the implementation of this training, by providing new ideas of practical activities and projects to run, in order to stimulate the creativity, critical and analytical thinking, and interest of students during their summer semester break. He is expected to motivate them and inspire them to pursue their studies in that field.
Duties and responsibilities Reporting directly to the IT & Training Manager, the IT Training intern is expected to work on the following tasks: Design “summer” classes and activities around IT for the 1st year students, and deliver them. Design remedial classes and reinforcement activities on Java and Web Development for the failing students, through engaging, playful assignments. Get incoming students up to speed by running classes of Introduction to Computers and Maths. Follow-up and report continuously about students’ performance and behavior. Contribute to curriculum development by writing down course guides and creating support material for the semesters to come. Engage in cultural exchange and be a supportive and guiding professional figure to students who come from precarious backgrounds and come from economically disadvantaged and/or dysfunctional families.
Status and conditions Unpaid internship A possibility of accommodation at the students’ dormitory for all or part of the assignment, 5 minutes walk from the workplace For people paying income tax in France, all the costs of the assignment (e.g. plane tickets, vaccines, insurance and visa) are considered as donations and as such are 66% tax-deductible 2 leave days per month