Student Information

Student Name

Joel Estrada




Internship Information


Mentor(s):Thomas Cocuzza

Topic of Internship

Information Technology

Background Information is a proud national health information network (NHIN) which is a set of standards, services and policies that enable secure health information exchange over the Internet. The innovative technology that provides enables the use of “.md” as a secure transport layer. A secure transport layer is a set of cryptographic protocols that provide security. In addition to providing the unique “.md” domain, the company also provides mdEmail, digital signatures, hosting services and website development. These services are currently available in the U.S. and in over 90 countries worldwide.'s main goals are to raise privacy, maximize efficiency, and communication. The company was founded by Scott Finlay, Paul Williams, and Tom Tucker. The workers are experts in technical development, web design, and Internet strategy.

Summary of Internship

The internship at offered me an opportunity to further my knowledge of information technology. Since the commencement of internship I began to work in a Linux operating system. The exposure to Fedora 13 expanded my knowledge of operating systems beyond the conventional Windows and Macintosh. At internship, I focus on Internet marketing which consists of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), managing press releases, and updating social networks. I have simulated the user experience by testing several of the services that provides. My work at internship is very diverse, some days I do light HTML coding or quality assurance of coding. I often install Linux operating system to new machines. Aside from the technology based work, a few times I have been asked to do spreadsheets. The spreadsheets display generated metrics derived from site analytics. My mentor and fellow workers are very casual with each other, creating a comfortable working environment. All the tasks I have completed have broadened my knowledge regarding the field of technology.

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