TechPoint's Logo

The Ultimate Internship Experience.

Gain access to highly-skilled tech talent through Xtern’s college recruitment engine.

What is Xtern?

Finding top tech talent is hard. TechPoint is here to help. TechPoint’s Xtern program gives your company access to highly-skilled tech talent through our college recruitment engine.

The Xtern program recruits students from 20+ campuses in the region and beyond to foster the next generation of tech builders. Students live on a campus together and share their experiences working for your company with their peers. Xtern is a built-in marketing opportunity to help get your brand name to current college students as they go back to school and rave about what they did for you. 

We take care of their after-hours, offer housing, and provide professional development and social activities that create the best summer internship experience. Ready to become an Xtern employer?

Xtern Benefits

What are the benefits of being an Xtern employer?

Access to a curated, diverse, high-caliber talent pool of technical and business-skilled students from across the country. Matching and placement services to connect you to the right candidates based on your team’s needs. Full-service support for your interns outside of the 9a-5p including but not limited to housing arrangements, social opportunities, community service programs, and professional networking.

How are students evaluated and screened?

We receive over 2,000 applications. Our staff assess students based on their technical or business skills, campus/work involvement, and professional acumen. In order to be considered all applicants also complete a Work Sample Assessment that is inspired, guided, created, and critiqued by industry professionals in corresponding areas of tech-skilled and business-skilled roles. These submissions will be available for review as you preference your top candidates.

What is expected of my company during the screening process?

Our admissions process narrows the pool from the 2,000 applicants to roughly 200 top finalists. From there, your team will be asked to review and preference those that match your hiring needs.  You will have the ability to filter and sort based on role, technology proficiency and grade level.

Diversity Goals and Results

2023 Recruitment Stats:

  • 2,455 applications overall
  • 33% Underrepresented Gender
  • 74% People of Color
  • 14% African American/Black or Latinx
  • 12.5% are part of the LGBTQ+ community

TechPoint is dedicated to not only fostering the tech ecosystem, but in a greater sense we are dedicated to fostering inclusivity and equitable regional prosperity. These diversity goals were set utilizing historical program data and demographic participation in the current workforce in Indiana. We will continue to set ambitious goals as we seek for our tech community to be representative of our workforce. That is why we are sharing our diversity goals for our pool of applicants with an aim of over half of all applicants being persons of color, 7 percent being Latinx, 9 percent being African American, 3% being Multi-ethnic/Multi-racial, 5% being part of the LGBTQ+ community, and 35 percent identify as an underrepresented gender.

Are you a Startup?

Your organization may qualify for grants paid for by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) that can cover half the cost of hosting an Xtern. You may even qualify for additional funding through EARN that can making hosting an Xtern as low as $2000. Click below to learn more.

How it works

Employer Recruitment

Companies can reach out to the TechPoint talent team team using this form, and we will also reach out to companies to gauge interest and opportunity.

Company Commitment

Confirm attendance by March 15th to attend our virtual Xtern Spring Finalist Day (April, 9 2024).

Xtern Finalist Review

March 20 – 27 – Companies review resumes, work sample assessments, and application information for all Xtern finalists to determine their lists of preferred candidates.

Schedule Determined

March 27  – Companies submit their interview preferences. TechPoint team creates the schedule for Xtern Finalist Day.

Spring Finalist Day

April 9 – Applicants and companies participate in a full day of interviews before ranking their preferences. The TechPoint team makes matches and announces offers that afternoon.

Offer and Acceptance

Companies send official offer letters with details about salary, start dates, and expectations. Xterns review offers and accept or decline by April 16. Xterns must inform both companies and the TechPoint team.

Ongoing Matching

Companies receive continued support and matching if needed. TechPoint continues to communicate with the class of 2024 Xterns to ensure retention. Companies are encouraged to occasionally reach out to help Xterns prepare for the summer.

Xterns Arrive

Xtern move-in begins on Sunday, May 26 and Xterns will start work on Tuesday, May 28 and work for your company for the following 10 weeks, ending on Friday, Aug 2 and move-out is Saturday, Aug 3.

Your next hire is waiting for you.

Play Video

Interested in being an Xtern Employer?

If you are ready to sign up for Xtern 2024 please complete the Commitment Form.