Want To Help Local Non-Profits With Their Technology Needs?
Want to Earn Course Credit and Gain Valuable Experience in Your Community?
TechShop Madison has service-learning opportunities available to students for the Spring 2010 semester. Credit is given through directed study or a 1-credit add-on to an existing class.
Work with our committed team of student leaders, UW-Madison faculty and staff, and non-profit partners to build the technology capacity of local community organizations. Students work one-on-one with non-profit staff in order to meet the technology needs of the organization over the course of the semester. The Spring 2010 project theme is using Web 2.0 technologies (social networking, blogging, online photos and videos, podcasting) to advance the work of our non-profit partners.
Students from all disciplines are welcome! Good communication skills and willingness to develop expertise in the selected technology topics are required. The 40-hour commitment (over the semester) includes all training and service requirements.
Visit our website to fill out an application: (http://comm-org.wisc.edu/techshop/news.php) Applications are due by Tuesday, December 15th.
Contact Molly Reddy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the application and interview process.
I just want to plug the program. I participated this semester and it was a great experience. I worked with the Urban League of Greater Madison and was able to really help them improve their social networks using my social networking knowledge (Facebook, blogs, Linked In, and Twitter) and almost no other technical skill. You get to make great contacts in the community, get formal experience working with technology, and one credit. If you are interested or have an questions, feel free to comment here or ask me.