Since 2007 we have been organizing an innovative, partly remote internship program called Patronage. We aimed at allowing students to access the latest tools and technologies, show team work and team spirit as well as methodologies used in managing IT projects. Not only students benefit this initiative but also our employees who find the way to share their enthusiasm and knowledge.
The main reason of creating the Patronage Program was a need for finding an alternative to the standard internship programs. We focused on providing a maximum dose of knowledge with an optimal time occupancy of our employees – project mentors.
Each edition gives participants the opportunity to see how a real end-to-end application development looks like under the guidance of our best professionals. Projects they do are open source – they are their creators and owners – they can praise them in public and develop after they finish participation in the Program.
Patronage is not just a great opportunity to acquire valuable experience, pass required by university student training, but also to get a first job. The most motivated and distinctive participants receive a job offer. Every year 5 to 10 participants get a job at intive.