Office of Information Technology S.T.E.A.M. internship has been featured on Government Technology. S.T.E.A.M. represents the five pillars that the program involves -- science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Below is a small snippet of the article that can be read in its entirety on Government Technology's website.
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."