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Digital Innovation Programs

The Digital Innovation Programs are an opportunity for students to get real-world professional experience during their time at Miami while also receiving academic credit. With short-term and semester experiences with a variety of academic benefits, these unique study-away experiences are open to students from all majors who are interested in gaining career insights and acumen.

Hallmarks of the Digital Innovation Programs


Roles focused on the intersections of tech, business and design

Complete a full-time internship, in-person or online


Expand a professional network through curated company visits, events, workshops, and individual meetings


Enhance your resume and portfolio through work, insights, and/or capstone projects


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Program Overview

Take advantage of Miami’s proximity to and relationships with companies within the Cincinnati or San Francisco area in the Digital Innovation program. Students participating in this opportunity will be able to leverage connections in Oxford and Southwest Ohio or San Francisco to maximize professional growth.

The Digital Innovation program combines full-time internships, senior design projects, and embedded and coordinated networking experiences, and thus allows students to complete the Digital Innovation minor over the course of the semester. It is academically efficient and professionally effective. On average, 75% of program participants continue working for their internship employers, either in an extended internship or full-time role.

A unique opportunity offered through the program is the chance to actively dive into the entrepreneurial and tech-informed ecosystems in the selected city. Throughout the semester, students will engage in events, mentorship, professional activities, and more, that are organized by relevant local organizations - thus tapping into the existing networks for professional connections.


As a part of Digital Innovation, students will complete full-time internships and can work Monday through Friday over the semester.

Students can seek work opportunities based in Southwest Ohio or San Francisco. The role itself can be in-person, hybrid, or remote, and could be paid or unpaid, but should allow students to live within the selected city or surrounding area. Students are invited to seek work responsibilities that best fit their professional interests and experiences, provided the work falls within the context of emerging technology, business, and design. Significant support is provided for participants to connect with companies within the Digital Innovation network, though ultimately it is a student’s responsibility to secure a position.

Where Can I Intern?

Students have interned at the following companies:

  • Atomic Robot
  • Cincinnati Insurance Group
  • CityBeat Magazine
  • Findlay Market Corporation
  • GameDay PR
  • Great American Insurance
  • Norstar International
  • OCEAN Programs
  • app
  • Touchstone Merchandising Group
  • Quotient
San Francisco
  • AirBnB
  • Applied Materials
  • AppLovin
  • GoodRx
  • GoPuff
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • NextDoor
  • Notion
  • Salesforce
  • Twitter
  • Unity
  • Webflow
  • Zoom

At A Glance:

Program at a Glance
Overview Details
Term Fall or Spring Semester
Academics 15 credit hours.
IMS 340 (Internship) - 8 hours
IMS 452 (Senior Design Project) - 3 hours
IMS 398 (Networking) - 1 hour
IMS 396 (Inside the Innovation Ecosystem) - 3 hours.
Can contribute to Focus Area, Integration, and Internship for ETBD majors.
Completes to Digital Innovation minor.
Cost Full semester tuition based on individual Tuition Promise
Plus $250 program fee

Looking for a similar experience for a shorter time?

Sign up for the San Francisco Digital Innovation Bootcamp! This program is a great opportunity for students who want to experience San Francisco, but aren't ready or able to commit to a full-semester program.

Intern Employer Opportunities

We invite prospective employers to forge a partnership aimed at nurturing the next generation of skilled professionals. Through internships, you can play an integral role by offering students hands-on learning experiences, which will bridge the gap between academic learning and practical application and foster a dynamic learning environment.

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Contact Us

Department of Emerging Technology in Business and Design
105 Tallawanda Rd
Oxford, OH 45056