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IT Interns in Prince George's County, Md., Find Solutions to Big Ideas


July 12, 2013 By

For young people, summer can mean the perfect opportunity to make some extra money. It's also good for your run-of-the-mill internship. But at the Office of Information Technology (OIT) in Prince George's County, Md., you won't find interns running errands, filling cups or filing paperwork. 

"What we wanted to do in OIT this year was something a little different, something a little more meaningful," said Sandra Longs, project manager for summer youth for the OIT. 

Indeed, the department's 10 high school interns are busy finding solutions to big ideas, and learning under OIT's wing, as well as from private industry, public education, university students and the federal government. All of this experiential and project-based learning is centered around five pillars -- science, technology, engineering, arts and math, or "STEAM." 

While the OIT has previously participated with other agencies in the county executive’s office summer youth program, this batch of students -- coined the STEAM Dream Team -- is a part of something newer and bigger. 

The STEAM Dream Team is the first of many programs within OIT's bigger STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) project -- programs that are in the works and imagined as an IT career pipeline for students from kindergarten to college age, said Vennard Wright, CIO for Prince George's County, pictured.


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