Government Technology

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.


View Full Story

| More

Comments

Add Your Comment

You are solely responsible for the content of your comments. We reserve the right to remove comments that are considered profane, vulgar, obscene, factually inaccurate, off-topic, or considered a personal attack.

In Our Library

White Papers | Exclusives Reports | Webinar Archives | Best Practices and Case Studies
Redefining Citizen Engagement in a Mobile-First World
Today’s consumers are embracing the ease and convenience of anytime, anywhere access to the Internet from their mobile devices. In order for government and public sector organizations to fully engage with their citizens and provide similar service quality as their consumer counterparts, the time is now to shift to mobile citizen engagement. Learn more
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager and Threat Intelligence Exchange
As a part of the Intel® Security product offering, McAfee® Enterprise Security Manager and McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange work together to provide organizations with exactly what they need to fight advanced threats. You get the situational awareness, actionable intelligence, and instantaneous speed to immediately identify, respond to, and proactively neutralize threats in just milliseconds.
Better security. Better government.
Powering security at all levels of government with simpler, more connected IT.
View All

Featured Papers