“The MDOT Fellows Internship Program, organized through the Shriver Center at UMBC, was a very rewarding experience. I feel that the internship placement was an excellent match in terms of my work experience and college background, and the engineering and professional experience I gained was invaluable. My mentors made me feel very welcome, and they made an effort to get me involved in contracts/projects of interest as much as possible. For this internship I received college credit on my transcript, earned a decent stipend, and developed a profound interest in pursuing a future career choice with the MPA. This program is very well organized, and I give many thanks to the staff at the Shriver Center for helping me out with the internship application and placement process.”
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Internship Site: Maryland Port Administration, Division of Engineering, The World Trade Center Baltimore
Location: Baltimore, Inner Harbor, MD
Title: Engineering Student Intern
Position Description: For the Internship position with the Maryland Port Administration (MPA), I was involved in multiple large-scale contracts for the World Trade Center Baltimore (WTCB) and for Baltimore’s critical Marine Terminals. My efforts were focused on the review of electrical and mechanical components of each contract, including the review of technical specifications, special provisions, and CAD drawings. I attended many Site Visits to confirm existing conditions for certain contracts and to address any issues or discrepancies in the drawings, participated in a Land Survey Study, and attended Progress Meetings for ongoing projects with the MPA. Additionally, I had many opportunities to apply my mechanical engineering knowledge and experience by analyzing Heat Exchangers and general HVAC systems at the WTCB, and by contributing to a Manhole Survey Project involving generation of Electrical Manhole drawings using the “MicroStation” CAD software.
What are the benefits of choosing to spend your summer participating in an internship, co-op, service-learning or research experience?
The benefits of my summer internship included gaining internship experience in a professional work environment, receiving internship credit on my transcript, and establishing working relationships and connections in the engineering fields of MDOT and MPA.