BIF Technologies has been working with youth for 5 years with proven results. Starting with students from UTSA we promoted technical excellence, spiritual development, and relevant community involvement. All students were required to get an industry-recognized certification (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, Java Programmer Certification) while working on real problems for real customers. Over the years BIF has helped over 15 UTSA graduates and young professionals to obtain technical certifications, publish books, and promote the success of non-profit organizations throughout the country.
Are you interested in an internship with BIF Technologies, Corp? Send the following information to Roderick L. Barnes, Sr. (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject heading BIF Internship.
- Year of Graduation
- Essay answering the following question: If you could have dinner with anyone from history who would it be and why?
At this time BIF is only taking interns from San Antonio universities and colleges.
In 2012 the program was revisited with an eye toward helping junior high and high school students. Starting with four young men, by the grace of God, we made things even better:
- Smarter – Although the group was younger the academic and professional standards were not relaxed. Starting at 6:00 AM in the morning the boys studied search engine optimization (SEO), Adobe Photoshop, and Java programming. In the end they all succeeded in either gaining professional certifications or demonstrating that they were proficient with the material they studied. And it was done in six weeks. Every week was punctuated with practice exams leading up to their ability to pass the actual industry test. These students have gone back to school and produced amazing results: better grades, leading class discussions, publishing albums, and starting their own corporations.
- Stronger – A strong mind needs a strong body. BIF Technologies provides gym memberships for the boys and requires them to exercise daily. By the end of the program some of the boys, while studying challenging material, had put on 10 pounds – of muscle. While those results are probably not typical we believe that improvement is. That is, with guidance from recognized athletes on our staff, we believe students will emerge from the 7 weeks of the program demonstrably healthier and stronger.
- Spiritual – BIF Technologies has always been a faith-based company. From the owners to the interns we have sought after people who would like to both grow in their walk with God and promote good things in the community. The BIF Technologies Summer Internship will see the youth spending time in Bible studies, helping local churches reach surrounding communities, and doing good works that help develop a godly sense of citizenship. The interns will work in their communities on neighborhood projects that beautify, rectify problems, and promote safety.
It has been said that people do not do what is expected but what is inspected and that if it cannot be measured it cannot be managed. Everything the students do is measured. From week to week we will measure their progress in their studies, in fitness, and the completion of community projects; the real-time feedback is essential to enthusiasm and the identification of areas that require attention. Your decision to support our efforts will be visible in weekly reports, in monthly summaries, and in the production of video clips that can be viewed over the internet.
BIF Technologies does not do this alone. We are partnered with local churches and community programs with a long history of helping people. This year the program looks to increase in size by 200%. That is, we will go from 4 interns to as many as 12. And you can help. How? Partner with us financially to help these youth become unqualified successes. Plan with us to expand the effort; we want to eventually include young women and more of our city. Pray with us that God is glorified, people are edified, and that the community is blessed.
 The students will initially be examined to determine if they are fit enough to start the program. After that they will have baseline measurements taken. Each week additional measurements will be taken (pushups, pullups, situps, time in the mile, and standing long jump).
 BIF has partnered with local churches and community service programs to help students.