There will be no labor costs to your unit for the SIRI program. However, your division, section, or group will be responsible for providing facilities and ancillary costs such as port activation, telephone, desktop computer and network expenses. The Education Office does not to support these expenses.
The Faculty Sponsors at participating colleges and the Education Office will, in general, screen the students to be capable and motivated for the internship. Mentors should be expected to spend some time working with their interns, and should anticipate that the student may need to pick up additional skills along the way.
The Education Office will provide program support by identifying participating colleges and faculty, and providing guidance to faculty and students. The Education Office will process the security requirements and student orientation prior to the intern assignment.
Finally, the Education Office will provide professional development activities for the students. Mentors will arrange the work schedule with their interns, typically 15 hours per week. Time should be allotted for the SIRI professional development activities as well, and some flexibility should be allowed for student exams at school, and other special commitments.