and Brooks Participate in DOT Internship Program
August 26, 2013 - Two Shaw
University seniors participated in the N.C. Department of Transportation
(NCDOT)’s “2013 Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Minority
Institutions of Higher Education” summer internship program. Christina Jackson
and Princeanna Brooks participated in the 10-week program where they were
placed in intensive assignments with NCDOT and other transportation-related
partners throughout North Carolina.
HBCU/MIHE internship program is a highly competitive experience that offers
students an opportunity to gain real-world knowledge while growing both
academically and professionally,” said Everett Ward, director of the
department’s HBCU/MIHE program. “The program also benefits NCDOT and its
partners by introducing a new generation of transportation professionals to the
participants were selected from a large pool of applicants following an
extensive interview process conducted by their respective universities and
NCDOT’s HBCU/MIHE office. Interns were placed in full-time work assignments
related to their academic majors.
part of the internship, students conducted research on a transportation topic
relevant to the unit to which they were assigned and presented their findings
to NCDOT employees, HBCU professors and their peers.