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CAST's internship program provides interns with opportunities to supplement academics with real-world, career-building experiences. CAST internships empower interns to pursue their own interests while developing their knowledge of UDL, and building relationships with people actively working in the field of education.

CAST values the contributions that interns make to our innovative capacity and knowledge base. Therefore, in addition to the project work that interns do, interns are included in meetings and other events that include training, brainstorming sessions, guest speakers and project presentations.

At the end of the internship, CAST provides interns with a letter of completion, which includes a formal description of the projects they contributed to and the work they completed. In addition, interns may qualify for a $575 stipend after the completion of 120 hours of work.

I have learned a tremendous amount here at CAST. The Read with Me eBooks project has been a great example of how challenging it can be to implement theory into practice. Particularly interesting is how this application of theory and subsequently the observations in practice can clearly highlight design issues. Being able to observe this cycle from theory/original design to practice to redesign has been critical in highlighting the strength that lies within the UDL framework.

Katie, Research Intern

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I was an important part of a team that was creating an iPad app. Most places wouldn't put interns in that position. I was given an iPad to help in the development and audio editing equipment as well. Hours flew by at work, something I can't say for other places I have worked. I think you have something special going on at CAST, and that certainly includes the internship program. The freedom provided and responsibilities given make for a tremendous work experience.

Kevin, Multimedia Intern

Past interns at CAST have...

  • participated in prototype development teams
  • contributed to subject-specific literature reviews
  • collected research data in schools
  • created multi-media products
  • developed online materials for websites and Web 2.0 applications
  • designed logos, posters, bookmarks, and other print publications
  • illustrated digital books for children
  • collaborated on research prototypes

How do I apply?

  • Send a resume or CV and three references to along with a cover letter briefly describing your interests and goals for the internship. For design internships, you should include some samples of your work.
  • Your resume will be reviewed to determine whether we believe that a CAST internship is a good fit.
  • An internship coordinator will contact you to set up a preliminary meeting to determine whether a CAST internship is available that can help you achieve your goals. This meeting will include an introduction to CAST, an in-depth description of the internship program, and an overview of potential projects.

What else do I need to know?

  • If accepted into the program, your references will be contacted.
  • Once references are cleared, CAST's internship coordinator will confirm your goals for the internship. These goals provide a framework for the internship and help the internship coordinator match up your unique knowledge, skill set, and interests with areas of need within CAST.
  • Once you are assigned to a project, you will develop a schedule with the project lead.

As a graphic design and illustration major, interning at CAST was very worthwhile for me. It provided me with valuable experience working with the diverse teams within the organization and sitting in on projects at their different stages. These experiences helped me to develop strategies for working with groups of people more efficiently within a professional setting.

Rima, Design Intern