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Jackson 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.

“The 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 transportation industry.”

Program 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.

As 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.