Women Computer Science Students at CUNY Participating in Winternship

This month, about 200 women undergraduate students in computer science or related disciplines at the City University of New York are participating in Winternship, a joint program of the university, the City of New York, and Cornell Tech, the new campus of Cornell University located on Roosevelt Island off the east coast of Manhattan. The women will be paid during their short internships that will be completed before the spring semester begins.

The Winternship program is just part of the Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in NY (WiTNY) initiative that seeks to facilitate, encourage, and enable a significant increase in the participation of women in higher education and entrepreneurship in fields related to technology.

Short internships early in their college careers will give these young CUNY women exposure, experience and a set of credentials that make their resumes more competitive when it comes time to apply for summer internships and, ultimately, full-time jobs.

“Cornell Tech is proud to partner with CUNY and dozens of companies who are dedicated to launching the next generation of women in tech in New York,” said Judith Spitz, Cornell Tech’s WiTNY Program Director. “Winternships will give CUNY freshmen and sophomores that first ‘foot in the door’ and an early look into what their future in tech could be like as they build their skills, confidence, and network.”

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