Work-Based Learning Internship Program
Launch Your IT Career with Meaningful Work Experience
Relevant work experience is critical for success in an IT career. ACDS's Work-Based Learning (WBL) Internship Program offers a win-win for both employers and interns. Internships provide both valuable experience to candidates just beginning their IT careers, and low cost work to employers needing additional IT talent on their team.
What is Work-Based Learning?
Work-based learning provides candidates with authentic work experiences where they apply and develop employability and technical skills that support success in IT professional careers.
Work-based learning activities culminate in an assessment and recognition of acquired knowledge and skills.
As an intern, you'll grow your skills and gain experience under the guidance of a professional mentor and IT team, while making an impact in your new field.
Full-time schedule, 40 hours/week
Potential to evolve into an Apprenticeship after 12 weeks
Internships “work” to combine low cost or free work to you, the employer, and a great on-ramp for your interns to transition into an Apprenticeship in IT.
Interns will develop and practice skills in web and software development, data analytics, cybersecurity, networking, and more.
Wage subsidy up to $7200 for 3 months per intern
An on-ramp to test drive a candidate
ACDS project management provided at no cost
Join employers with successful WBL internship programs including Arkansas Heart Hospital, Kimbel Mechanical, DataScout, BankOZK, WhyteSpyder, Affirma, PCA Technology Solutions, Rock Dental, BreachBits, and more.
What Interns Are Saying
"I worked with ACDS through the Work-Based Learning Program to help me find my next role, which turned out to be a three-month internship in graphic design and UX design with a company called IIC. After the internship ended, I worked closely with Ashley and Kristen at ACDS and landed an apprenticeship with Dentsu, the global marketing and advertising company."
"Overall, it was more than what I was expecting. After looking back at my experience, I'm very proud of myself for taking advantage of every learning opportunity that I had. Future interns will have the opportunity to get their hands on real IT situations, learn how to work with an IT team and learn things way above your expertise. ACDS has given me the boost in my IT career and I'm very thankful for it."