Dunedin ICT Internship Programme ‘outstanding success’

### ODT Online Thu, 13 May 2010
High-tech intern scheme expanding
By Chris Morris
A programme encouraging Dunedin’s high-tech businesses to take on interns is expanding, after helping students find jobs and injecting more than $800,000 into the city’s economy in its first year. The Dunedin ICT Internship Programme was launched last year by the Dunedin ICT Business Cluster in conjunction with the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic.

The cluster was a partnership between the Dunedin City Council and the city’s 160 information and communication technology (ICT) companies, and the internship programme – supported by a $45,000 grant from the council’s industry project fund – aimed to help ICT companies find and retain talented staff.
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