AUSTIN, Texas, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CodeWizardsHQ, the leading online coding school for kids and teens, is excited to announce the start of this year's summer internship program. This one-of-a-kind program partners high school students with a nonprofit organization to provide real world coding experience.
Students will work on a project for Wonders & Worries, an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit that provides services and support for kids who are coping with a parent's serious illness. One of the organization's biggest fundraisers is the No Worries Classic, a sporting clay shoot. To support this event, CodeWizardsHQ students from across the country will build a scorekeeping app for the competing teams. The student team will meet every week with their CodeWizardsHQ mentor, but they are responsible for working together to move the project forward.
"The internship is a unique opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a real world project. Students learn how to communicate with their team members and how to meet weekly deadlines," said CodeWizardsHQ teacher and internship mentor Larry Cherry.
CodeWizardsHQ is the only online coding program that offers a real world internship experience. The internship is the culmination of the company's 12-course high school program, and students must go through an application process to be considered. At the end of every internship, students receive a letter of completion, an official transcript, and a recommendation letter from the internship's mentor.
"When we created our high school program, I knew that it was important for these students to be able to apply their coding skills in a real world setting. We've been fortunate to work with some wonderful nonprofits so students get the opportunity to give back to a worthy cause while gaining priceless experience," said CodeWizardsHQ Founder Jey Iyempandi.
CodeWizardsHQ is the leading online coding school for kids and teens ages 8-18. Every class is taught by a live teacher with a student-first approach where they learn real programming languages. Each course is tailored to engage elementary, middle, and high-school students with a curriculum that is comprehensive, developmental, challenging, and fun! Learn more and enroll students in upcoming classes at CodeWizardsHQ.com.