Ifra Rabbani (R), a computer science student at the University of Illinois Chicago, works with Nicole Idowu, of the U.S. Soccer Federation, during a “sprinternship,” designed to help more women launch careers in tech. (Jim Young/UIC Engineering)

Can microinternships help more women break into tech?

Women students studying computer science weren’t getting hired for the critical summer internships that lead to jobs—so an enterprising organization decided to redesign the entryway.