UWM student Giovanni Claudio says that his internship through the Nonprof-IT program has been invaluable, giving him a look at what working life will be like and giving him the chance to develop leadership skills. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Giovanni Claudio’s internship brought him full circle.
Claudio, who is graduating from UWM in summer 2022 with his bachelor’s in information science and technology, chose an internship in the fall of 2021 through the Nonprof-IT program.
The School of Information Studies set up the program to give students the opportunity to work with nonprofit organizations, which could benefit from their expertise in web design and social media.
Claudio selected Islands of Brilliance, an organization that works with people who are on the autism spectrum or neurodiverse (a more general term referring to atypical patterns of thought or behavior). He is an alum of the program, and they were happy to welcome him back during the fall semester of 2021.