If you've ever had an internship, especially one that changed your career or life more generally, please consider supporting life-changing internships for under-resourced youth supported by one of my favorite non-profits, The Urban Alliance.
Debbie, an Urban Alliance intern at our Virginia Tech Arlington Advanced Research Center, had people in tears describing her internship experience at tonight's fundraiser.
You can support interns like Debbie at https://www.spring2action.org/p2p/38785/team-nova
There are other ways to support these interns, including mentoring an intern at your work, or sponsoring an internship at an Arlington, Alexandria, or Fairfax nonprofit. Send an email to us at Thinkabit@vt.edu or Workforce@vt.edu, or contact Urban Alliance directly at https://theurbanalliance.org/locations/northern-virginia/
Exploring Technical Careers and College, Programming, Engineering Design, Creative Robotics, and all Hands-On STEM Education Strategies
Virginia Tech's DC Metro Area Thinkabit Lab STEM Education and Workforce Development Programs is the longest-serving collaborator in the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab network. The mission of our Thinkabit Lab is to serve Washington, D.C. area students, teachers, administrators, parents, and collaborators in technical career exploration and the hands-on electronic and programming foundations of IOT and Smart Cities sensors, actuators, and data collection and analysis.
In doing so, we are preparing our future STEM workforce and our increasingly diverse, technology-driven community for jobs that may not yet exist. The VT-DC STEM Labs team will work with like-minded teams, organizations and individuals interested in promoting curiosity, innovation, creativity, and students’ self-actualization and self-determination.