UoPeople is proud of our new partnership with Hewlett Packard (HP), the world’s largest technology company, to provide research internship opportunities for UoPeople students. The HP-UoPeople collaboration was formed as part of the HP Catalyst Initiative, a global network of consortia that brings together leading educational institutions and nongovernmental organizations.
As part of our partnership, the HP Catalyst Initiative will allow select UoPeople students to apply for online research internships, working within the consortia on various projects across a number of areas, including education, technology and health.
Gabi Zedlmayer, VP, Office of Global Social Innovation, HP explains that “HP has a longstanding commitment to global citizenship and education, and we strongly believe in the work UoPeople is doing to democratize higher education. By educating the underserved through online classrooms, UoPeople exemplifies the innovative use of technology, and we are thrilled to contribute to this effort by welcoming UoPeople in to the consortia.”
Designed to prepare underprivileged youth for the world economy, this is truly an important opportunity for our students. UoPeople seeks not only to educate students, but also to help them improve their job prospects. Through the internships, students will gain valuable work experience with a global organization like HP, helping to fulfill our ultimate mission.
We are proud to have this opportunity for our students, as well as the recognition of the aptitude and excellence of our students by Hewlett Packard.